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Music 265B Week 13 Mastering

PDF version available HERE Mastering is the final phase in the music production process. During this phase, we turn our finished mix into a Master audio file, from which all mass-produced copies of CD’s, MP3’s, vinyl pressings, and digital streaming files will be made. In other words, this is the copy that we will sell, distribute, or otherwise present to the general public. Because of this, our master copy needs to meet a few “quality control” standards in order for the public to consume it. This step may be as simple bouncing down our mix into a stereo audio file,…

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