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Complete Audio Mastering: Practical Techniques by Gebre E. Waddell

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CHAPTER 4Accepting Mixes, Workflow, and Client Interfacing

You’ve prepared the mixes for mastering, and a mastering studio has been carefully chosen. Now it’s time for the mastering studio to accept the mixes and get started. This chapter describes a few things to consider as the mastering begins. It also covers a few related topics that can be important throughout the mastering process.

Receiving/Importing Digital Recordings (Bit Rate, Sample Rate, and Levels)

When recordings are prepared for mastering, you must take special care to maximize their quality. Clipping should be prevented, and degrading conversions should be avoided.

Recordings are often requested from the client at 24-bit resolution at their original sample rate. Sometimes 32-bit ...

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