The following lies, myths, and fake news items about audio are like a modern Dracula that needs to be put down for good.
It all started when…
LIGHTING ROUND: AUDIO MYTHS – THAT ARE JUST WRONG
Myth: Vocals Can Be Removed From a Mix.
Myth: Mastering is just normalizing the files.
Myth: Record at 16-bit because you’re going there anyway when you make the CD.
Myth: The Mixing Engineer Can Master The Record.
Myth: DAW works at floating point so you can’t clip/distort them.
Myth: You need to record as hot as possible to use up all the bits in digital audio.
Myth: Radio Ready is a Professional Term
Myth: iLOK is a great copy protection scheme
Myth: Louder CDs sell more copies.
Myth: I need a LOUD master to compete when Streaming.
Myth: CDs have information about song titles that show up in the computer.
Myth: MP3s can be reconstituted into full-content WAV files.
Myth: I Need MP3s to upload to my aggregator.
Myth: WeTransfer is a professional file service.
Myth: Mastering is a racquet.
Myth: You can book your release party before mastering is done.
Myth: You can give your mastering engineer one song a month for a year and your 12 song-album will sound totally ok and your mastering engineer won’t murder you.
Myth: Coffee is not a fundamental human right.
Myth: You have a copy of Reaper/Abelton/Studio 1 and you’re a producer.
Myth: Plug-in models of hardware sound just like the hardware.
Myth: Every EQ plug in sounds different.
Myth: Different CD Brands Sound Different.