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CHAPTER 11

Conclusions

In this chapter

11.1 The art of mastering
11.2 Technology as a conduit
11.3 Head and heart
11.4 An evolving art form

11.1  The art of mastering

Having explored a myriad of techniques and principles across this book, we finally come to the point where we need to consider the overarching skill and art of mastering. As with many aspects of craftsmanship, it’s easy to get absorbed by the minutia and detail of mastering – a particular compressor setting you might use, for example, or a precise dithering algorithm – at the expense of understanding the whole. Ultimately, the art of mastering floats somewhere above ...

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