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There are many pieces of a musical puzzle that delivers music from the studio to home listening. We've have identified 6 categories that we call "Six Parts of Production" or the "Six Degrees of Degradation' (much to the chagrin of our audio engineers and audiophiles). It's true.. every stage is another step of audio degradation that needs to be managed so as to lose as little quality as possible to produce the best end result.
In this article we focus on Part 3 (mastering) and Part 4 (authoring) for DSD downloads and SACD production.