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Thread #100862   Message #2029217
Posted By: treewind
18-Apr-07 - 03:48 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Mixing and Mastering a CD
Subject: RE: Tech: Mixing and Mastering a CD
John Robinson's on the money about doing the editing before mastering - mastering is by definition the last process.

Can't you just ask the recording studio to cut you a CD of the mixes?
If the final product is going to be digital (e.g. a CD), then there won't be any further degradation of the sound if you keep it digital from there onwards. editing takes will make no difference to the sound, except where you do the join if you make a crossfade of course.

If you have to copy the edited version back to tape, then there will be some loss - there is every time you convert between digital and analogue.