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Mastering noob question about mastering ITB
Old 7th February 2009
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Mastering noob question about mastering ITB

Hi, I have used the search function quite a bit, but couldn't find what I was after.

I have mastered my own tracks quite a bit, but I was going straight from mastering software to burning on CD.

I have been given a track to master, but the owner wants the track back in .wav form. Is it ok then to load the track, do all the mastering and then bounce the track again with mastering effects on. Would this reduce the quality? Is there a better way of doing it?

Help would be much appreciated.
Old 7th February 2009
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yes, that is fine. load/import > process > bounce/export.
do check if the owner wants a 16 bit or a 24 bit file.
if he plans to do sequencing for cd himself at a later time, including fades and maybe a level correction, he would need 24 bit for best quality.

he could also just prefer a wav over a cd but still need a "ready to burn" file, in which case you should provide him with a (dithered) 16 bit file.

good luck!
Old 7th February 2009
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Thats great kjg, thanks for the reply.
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