How AI is solving one of music’s most expensive problems

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Making music is one of the most human things we do, but in recent years, AI has stepped in to lend a helping hand. Algorithms have been infiltrating nearly every part of music making, from generating original drum loops to writing melodies, producing parts that are increasingly hard to distinguish from human players. Now, AI is reaching the mastering process, raising hard questions about the need for human experts in the most specialized areas of music production.

Mastering is the final step in audio post production, and balances out all of a song’s elements so it will sound consistent no matter how you’re listening to it — on Spotify, in iTunes, or on a CD. The goal of mastering is to make the listening experience balanced and cohesive…

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