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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The promise of a 'better' mp3

Whilst consumers revel in the freedom of consuming music in the mp3 form, the format is considered something of a blight when it crosses into the world of professional audio production. This is due in part to the phenomenon that some DIY home producers think it a good idea to actually produce mp3 as the final 'master' rather than using a full resolution format and then deriving the lossy version....and it's also due to the fact that making mp3's is something of a 'dumb' process.

Well Sonnox has announced a tool to make it easier to inspect and adjust the encoding process so that it can be optimized (read made less bad). Read more about it here:

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