CD Mastering

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by quietman, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. quietman

    quietman Active Member


    I'm a new member to the recording forum and would like some help on the following:

    I want to create my first CD which of course involves:

    1. mastering my tracks
    2. getting artwork done
    3. finding a duplication house
    4. further promotion

    I think I am reasonably competant in the production now (but still learning) but it's the conversion of my Sonar projects into a group of tracks onto a CD which is eluding me. Currently, I bounce them down to wav/mp3 for uploading into Soundcloud.

    As a first exercise, I thought about making a prototype master. I need to try and work out what tracks to choose, the order of the tracks so that they flow from one to the other. I did try and rip a first effort from a playlist on itunes which copied without tracks names for some reason. Are there any mastering tools/software that anyone can recommend for the home studio (not very expensive on a budget) and/or best CD burning software for music tracks?

    So you see there are a lot of ramblings here mainly I keep asking myself (I am going mad? probably!). So any help on the 'process' above would be greatly appriciated.
  2. audiokid

    audiokid Staff


    Have you never burnt your music onto a CD so you can play it on a regular CD player? Is this your first question?

    NOTE this on this link for Sonar 8.5.
  3. Big K

    Big K Well-Known Member

    Hi Quietman...

    Are you still interested in further info about your topic?
    You might want to download the manual of Wavelab 7.
    In there is a lot to find about CD burning and mastering possibilities with it...
  4. Joe Crawford

    Joe Crawford Active Member

    Dankeschon, aber Ich spreche kein Deutsch.
  5. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member
  6. Big K

    Big K Well-Known Member

    Thanks Jack, for helping out...
  7. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Kein problem! Ich habe zu viel Deutsch vergessen aber kan Ich doch eines website navigiert.
  8. Big K

    Big K Well-Known Member


    U R da man...Jack...


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