I got a lot of questions in my head in addition to what's mentioned in the title. Here's all of them, take your time answering :D
I'm aware that it doesn't alter the quality of the song/track in any way.
So why do you guys use it?
I mean what do you want to do that makes you use an audio encoder/decoder?
It would be grateful if someone would help by explaining what encoder's and decoder's are in the first place!
should a music producer/mixing/mastering engineer worry about it?
If it is something important to know, then
When while producing a track should I use it?
After mastering a song? OR after mixing but before mastering? OR on any audio track placed in any channel?
Sorry if I made it complicated or confusing :( had to clear my doubts.
Thanks loads to everyone who answers!