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The Mastering Engineer’s Handbook, 3rd Edition by Bobby Owsinski

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11Other Types of Mastering

ALTHOUGH MUSIC IS MORE OFTEN MASTERED THAN OTHER KINDS OF AUDIO PROJECTS, mastering is often called for when music is to be used in other mediums as well. In this chapter we’ll examine some of those situations as we look at mastering for high-resolution audio, television, and film.

High-Resolution Mastering

Thanks to high-capacity discs such as Blu-ray and even some online sites, such as HDTrax.com, the demand for high-resolution audio files is growing rapidly. While the exact specification of “high resolution” can vary depending upon the situation, to most audiophiles it means a sample rate of at least 96kHz at 24 bits. While the mastering process is the same as with standard-def material, other considerations apply ...

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