Ry Cooder mastering with iTunes

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by BobRogers, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    I was in the car yesterday and I heard this interview with Ry Cooder on World Cafe. At about 19 minutes he talks about mastering his latest CD using iTunes. There seem to be a few comments about it elsewhere on the web, but I didn't find anything that looked definitive. Seemed like an interesting little tidbit. Anyone seen anything more about this?

    While I guess it's luck of the draw that the iTunes algorithm meshed with his music in just the way he likes, I find it more surprising that he wasn't already working with a mastering engineer that would give him the sound he liked. He's not exactly in the business of making "Clear Channel Ready" music, and I would think that Nonesuch records would be using mastering engineers who can do old school as well as more modern styles.
     
  2. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    Who knows. I can't believe everyone around him is thrilled with his decision. It could also just be that the mixes are right on the money and whatever was done in itunes was minimal. Without the full picture, it's hard to jump to conclusions.
     
  3. multoc

    multoc Active Member

    I don't believe you can save anything with Itunes other than converting file extensions so i believe ry cooder is confused
     
  4. philipjent

    philipjent Guest

    I heard i tunes is not good for burning music u have created.
     
  5. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    Depends on what you use it for and how you imported it into itunes. Make sure it wasn't imported as a compressed format like mp3. If you are just making it to listen to, then it's not a huge issue. I wouldn't send it out for replication though.
     

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