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    Q. Should I bounce to 32-bit floating point or 24-bit fixed point audio files?

    I’m using Ableton Live and bounced my last few finished tracks in the 32-bit float format. I’d rather not have too many different versions of the same tracks floating around, so is there a preferred word length for when I bounce files out for mastering?

    Sound Advice Dec 2016
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    Media Content - September 2016

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    Techniques Sep 2016
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    Mix Rescue | Media

    Spektakulatius - The mastering stage

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    Techniques Aug 2015
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    Mix Rescue: Spektakulatius

    The Mastering Stage

    Spektakulatius: With last month’s mixes in the bag, our engineer was tasked with finding and working with a mastering engineer to put the finishing touches to both albums.

    Techniques Aug 2015
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    Q. How does the SACD format achieve higher sound quality?

    I've read that the SACD format uses a 1-bit word length throughout. Why is this the case, and how does it yield higher audio quality than standard 16-bit CDs?

    Sound Advice Aug 2004
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    Using Linux For Recording & Mastering

    Mirror Image Studios

    An established studio in the USA is planning to rely on software that can be freely downloaded from the Internet. Are they crazy, or do Linux-based recording applications offer a real alternative to the established Windows and Mac packages?

    Techniques Feb 2004
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