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Complete Audio Mastering: Practical Techniques by Gebre E. Waddell

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CHAPTER 13What Happens After Mastering?

After mastering is complete, the journey of the album is just beginning. There are a few details to take care of, and soon the recordings will be heard on a variety of listening systems. Sometimes, at this point, mastering clients need a little guidance about what to do next. Also, there are things that happen after mastering that may affect the way you work. This chapter provides a view of what happens after the mastering role is complete.

Storage and Returns

Often, if you are working with analog tape, the tape will be returned to the record label for storage. If analog tapes are to be stored by the mastering engineer, they are usually stored in plastic bags along with desiccant material (material that ...

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