Pro Tools is OK for mastering. Few additional plug-ins dedicated to mastering may complete your rig.
Im going to be opening a recording studio in the near future, and cant decide on what mastering software to use.
I have Pro Tools 10 NOT HD and a C24 board. I have Apogee interfaces and b2 bomber converters.
Mastering i know nothing about and if anyone could tell me the pros and cons on what mastering software to use and what equipment i would need besides what i mentioned above would be greatly appreciated! I have gotten a lot of answers from a few other threads thus far and dont know what i would do without this site.
thanks in advance everyone.
Cool I didnt know that.
Is it just okay or is it the best?
I have a huge budget and want to do some research on what people think is best.
If you're interested in Hi-resolution formats, Pyramix is also a good candidate.
But software isn't the key point when mastering. Acoustics and monitoring are much more important. Sure you can spend here your huge budget.
Ya thats the verdict ive gotten. I got great monitors for mastering and recording. Think im going to go with pro tools and wave platinum bundle because i already have it. Thanks though for responding. Yes im mtrying to go as cheap as possible without getting low end hardware or outdated equipment. thanks again though
i allready have it though. T rack is nice i heard though..
Sorry to say but you're missing some fundamental issues...
You ask the question as if "mastering" is just some extra plug-ins you toss on the end of your mix, but it's not. If you're opening a recording studio then stick with making the best investment in your recording/mixing tools. Mastering requires a different studio, different tools and a different mindset.
That being said, if you're looking for a mastering workstation software then I would recommend looking at Sadie or Sequoia as your top contenders, then Pyramix, Wavelab, Sonic, DSP Quattro, or Wave Editor.
Allen Corneau Mastering
Im stuck with pt no matter what and i have seen people use t rack with pt with great results. I was just wondering if there was something better out there than t racks. ill look into samplitude.