Audio Mastering

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Mastering is an art and a science. Mastering is the final creative and technical step prior to pressing a record album (CD, DVD, cassette, or other medium). Compare mastering to …

Back to Analog

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This article has been revised and updated from an editorial counterpoint which appeared in Pro Sound News, January 1997. Here’s a refreshing alternative perspective to what’s going on in the studio …

Jitter

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Here is how waveform distortion can cause time-base distortion: The top waveform represents a theoretically perfect digital signal. Its value is 101010, occuring at equal slices of time, represented by …

Dither

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Dither is not the most important technical detail to learn about, but if you want to get your digital audio done just right, then you should learn about dither. Especially …