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Old 14th June 2020
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codec auditioning

hi john, really appreciate that you are doing this.
do you use codec auditioning tool such as sonnox pro codec, or something like that from nugen or izotope and mix through it to make sure that the mix will translate well on lossy codecs?
Old 18th June 2020
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Originally Posted by coldvodka ➡️
hi john, really appreciate that you are doing this.
do you use codec auditioning tool such as sonnox pro codec, or something like that from nugen or izotope and mix through it to make sure that the mix will translate well on lossy codecs?
No, not at all here. The mastering engineer should be the one to handle this. We have had issues with loud mixes not playing back at proper loudness on Spotify in the past. Long story short, after consulting with Mastering Engineers and Spotify's technical team about their codecs and processes, we determined that Mastering needs to supply a file to Spotify that conforms to essentially the Apple MFit standard.

We never try to compensate for anything in the playback chain; a good mix should sound good on every system and medium. If it does not, the problem is in the end media and that should be corrected at their end.
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