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Mastering in Cubase

Postby bsegal » Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:09 pm

hello
I know there are a mountain of books, videos etc.
and yes I am consulting as many as I can

question:
when creating a stereo mix for mastering, what is the best format to export to for mastering?
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Re: Mastering in Cubase

Postby jb » Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:39 pm

If it is for cd or universal media player format you ditter and save your mix to 16 bits 44.1.
If it is for archiving or postmastering (if you send it to a mastering company) you bettter render to 24 bit or higher, samplerate same as project audio (no conversion), no exessive limiting or maximizing (yet :lol: ) if possible.

In general: as long as you don't compress (mp3) or use DRM (WMA) , most file formats are "sort of equal" as you can always convert. Lossless (Flac) is also fine as you can restore to uncompressed audio at wish.
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