Hi everyone, my friend's band is releasing their first CD on a small indie label, and the mastering engineer has requested that they send a standard 16 bit 44.1 listening CD as the master source, which he will "play" into a computer via an analog front end. Is this a standard practice for some mastering engineers? Every engineer I have worked with previously has imported the data from a CD, not played it into the computer (it's not a tape master obviously), and often requests that the material be sent in the highest quality format possible (higher sample and/or bit rates if it was recorded that way)...So basically I just wanted to find out if playing a CD into a computer is standard practice...The company is called DigiPrep and I know nothing about them. We just want to make sure that the CD is mastered well & properly. Thanks for any input.