Embedding 16bit files?
When you embed pre-existent audio material in Ardour it will not modify in anyway the originals, that's a fact (I hope :) ). What 'bout if you are embedding 16bit audio? Do the samples get "promoted" to 32bit float which is JACK's internal format??? I mean, if I embed 16 bit material on a project I'm not sticking indirectly the whole project to 16bit, am I ???
If the samples are getting promoted, is ardour aplying any kind of dithering? what does it actually do to the original sample to turn it into a 32bit float?