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Compression Rules! Rick Rubin Masters Red Hot Chili Peppers Just For iTunes

image from a3.mzstatic.com Let the compression wars begin. In a bow to the dominance of iTune's, the new Red Hot Chili Peppers release has been mastered with Apple's music service in mind. Due August 30th, "I'm With You" was produced by Rick Rubin and "mastered specifically for iTunes to optimize sound quality".

"The compression kings, Rick Rubin (Producer), Vladimir Meller (mastering Engineer), and The Red Hot Chili Peppers are at it again," wrote the Computer Audiophile blog, "...but considering this production Trio's history of sonic destruction it did not shock me."

Exactly what "mastered specifically for iTunes to optimize sound quality" means is unclear. But you can listen to the first single here. Let us know what you think.


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