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Hermetech Mastering

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Re: Mastered for iTunes
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2012, 04:59:38 pm »

Yes, this is what I just don't get. If they were really concerned about sound quality, then why not just offer ALAC (lossless) instead of AAC (lossy)?

djwaudio

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Re: Mastered for iTunes
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2012, 11:01:45 pm »

It's still hard to get 20,000 files on a device with Lossless or WAV. Convenience vs quality...

I haven't checked the file sizes with "Mastered for iTunes" but I suspect there's an order of magnitude size difference (at least) to an alac if it's a high-res source.

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Jerry Tubb

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Re: Mastered for iTunes
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2012, 01:01:39 pm »

On the positive side, Apple mentioning the word "Mastered" is free advertising for our profession, and raises public awareness of our daily duties.

Best, JT
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djwaudio

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Re: Mastered for iTunes
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2012, 06:12:13 pm »

Definitely Jerry, in this era, bringing awareness to quality mastering is welcome.  Also, good fodder for the newsletter and blog. 
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Alécio Costa - Brazil

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Re: Mastered for iTunes
« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2013, 05:47:12 pm »

Hi,

More than one year has passed and what has changed? What are your impressions?

Seems most are working with celings at -2 < ceiling < -1.

Any comments?
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