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Sorry, wrong nomenclature

>> I can tell you with certainty that 99% of all available MQA files were processed POST mastering. <<

Apologies, I was not being precise with my terminology. After the final mixdown of multi-track to stereo, there is post-processing to prepare the final release for the best sonic results for any given format. I was lumping in the MQA encoding into whatever other post-processing the mastering engineer performed (typically EQ, compression, limiting, and perhaps volume leveling from track-to-track).

The main point for the OP was that if he wanted to encode his existing files in MQA that it would presumably be a straight-forward process and that he wouldn't (for example) need to go back and re-record anything. However currently the only way to perform MQA encoding is to submit one's files to MQA - which is possibly your point in saying that there are no (publicly-available?) MQA mastering tools. Or perhaps I'm still confused... :-)


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