mastering Software??

Discussion in 'Tracking / Mixing / Editing' started by SCARPYDOOOOO, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. SCARPYDOOOOO

    SCARPYDOOOOO Active Member

    Im going to be opening a recording studio in the near future, and cant decide on what mastering software to use.
    I have PT 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.
     
  2. Laurend

    Laurend Active Member

    ProTools is OK for mastering. Few additional plug-ins dedicated to mastering may complete your rig.
     
  3. SCARPYDOOOOO

    SCARPYDOOOOO Active Member

    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.
     
  4. Laurend

    Laurend Active Member

    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.
     
  5. SCARPYDOOOOO

    SCARPYDOOOOO Active Member

    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 Yes im mtrying to go as cheap as possible without getting low end hardware or outdated equipment.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
     
  6. Laurend

    Laurend Active Member

    Waves limiters aren't the best IMHO
     
  7. SCARPYDOOOOO

    SCARPYDOOOOO Active Member

    i allready have it though. T rack is nice i heard though..
     
  8. acorneau

    acorneau Active Member

    Scrappy,

    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.
     
  9. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    If you try the Samplitude/Sequoia family, you're probably just going to dump PT anyway. So I'd start there. :smile:
     
  10. SCARPYDOOOOO

    SCARPYDOOOOO Active Member

    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.
     
  11. Laurend

    Laurend Active Member

    I don't like T-rack. Only the 670 emulation is great in their package.
    I much prefer the last Ozone version.
     
  12. Thomas W. Bethel

    Thomas W. Bethel Well-Known Member

  13. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    yup. thumb
     
  14. CalvinB

    CalvinB Active Member

    I must say if you want to start a mastering studio, I would start with wavelabs, soundforge, and get some good wave plug-ins to go with it. You can also visit a mastering company and get a song mastered. Then try to duplicate their sound once you get the track back from them. I have done this. http://www.kbjrecords.com is who I used because they send you a report showing what they did to the song. This can help you learn and only costs $25 bucks with free corrections
     
  15. gmartina

    gmartina Active Member

    thumb

    from my experience ... it's not good to mix engineer do mastering too...
     
  16. gmartina

    gmartina Active Member

    I agree with CalvinB...I think it's best to start with a WaveLab or Sound Forge with some waves bundles...

    GM MASTERING | Online mastering service
     
  17. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Or get a serious DAW like Sequoia and never look back. check it out:
    http://www.samplitude.com/en/news/samplitude-academy-mastering-with-samplitude.html

    Master to a second computer or something like the Korg MR-2000S BK and never look back.
    I strongly believe one of the secrets to a killer mix is to master to a second box, do not do the SRC or mixdown on the same box you are mixing on.
    Check out the Lavry AD11 / mixdown to something even as simple as reaper loaded on a laptop as your second computer.
     
  18. Red Mastering

    Red Mastering Active Member

    acoustic and monitoring are crucial in any audio engineering work, not just mastering,
    but mixing and recording too,
    focus on those 2 and the rest of the tools are not so important
     
  19. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    That would be a given, software is what the question is. :)
     
  20. Red Mastering

    Red Mastering Active Member

    I know mate, but sincerely I must agree with Thomas B. on this
     

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