Reviewing this thread so I can see what to delete, I just want to point out that “Mastered for iTunes” is a real thing (ar least a copyrighted process perhaps?), which optimizes a musical recording to sound better in compressed form.
Mastering IN iTunes is a convenient fiction and is not any kind of normal practice anywhere.
On May 17, 2015, at 5:17 PM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> As for mastering in iTunes, I would be very careful about that and do bit-level comparisons with the master files and resulting CD. I suspect iTunes converts to some interim format and then burns the CD.
> -- Tom Fine
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>> I can't imagine any audio professional who masters audio in iTunes. I
>> can't get a grip on that as a concept.
>> John Hale