Treelady Studios Chief Mastering Engineer Garrett Haines teamed up with legendary producer/enginer Joe Chicarelli in Tape Op Magazine issue 85. The two reviewed the new Fraunhofer Pro-Codec Plug-In by Sonnox.
The software is designed for the real-time auditioning, encoding and decoding of audio signals using Fraunhofer codecs. Before this new invention, it had not been possible to critically audition and then encode multiple formats in real time within a host DAW environment.
In the first part of the review, Chicarelli discusses the improvements in workflow, speed, and accuracy provided by the Sonnox application. In the second part, Haines covers how internet music gatekeepers (such as Apple, CD Baby, TuneCore, et al) do not permit artists or mastering engineers to submit digital assets. He calls for a change to this practice, suggesting some form of certification or licensing process.
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About Sonnox: Sonnox Ltd. has evolved out of Sony Oxford, which in turn traces its history back to a group of five dedicated audio professionals that first worked together in the early 1980s. These engineers spent many years together designing analogue and digital consoles for Solid State Logic, and subsequently left to start a new Company in 1988 that was called Oxford Digital. Over the following few years the team slowly expanded, until in 1993 it became Sony Oxford.
Full text of the review can be found: Here