Weiss Saracon SRC

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by Michael Fossenkemper, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    Ok, I've had Saracon for the mac about 3 weeks now. Playing around with it. Sounds really good. Workflow is pretty straight forward. Select the files, select the processing, select the destination and hit convert. You can alter the buffers to work faster (more CPU) or tailor it to work more in the background. There are two versions available, lite and full. I haven't tried the PCM to DSD or DSD to PCM because i've never worked with DSD. So I've only tried the PCM to PCM. Also works great if you just want to convert format types as well, if you have a need for that.

    On a G4, I'm clocking in at about 1/2 realtime at the slowest setting and at about 4 times realtime and the highest buffer setting. Pretty fast. Now this doesn't have to do with quality, just how much CPU is allocated to the task.

    If you are doing a lot of SRC and you don't have two computers, like me, then this is nice way to get some good sounding number crunches. Haven't compared it to some of the other SRC's out there except for protools, I don't think I need to comment on the differences between these two.
     
  2. lowland

    lowland Guest

    Hi Michael,

    Are you using the lite or full version? I've been interested in Saracon for PC since it was announced - sounds like a useful tool and an alternative to having a computer for playback and one for capture via analog.
     
  3. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    I'm using the full version. I believe the only difference is DSD and batch conversion.
     
  4. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    I found another nice use for Saracon. ripping audio CD's for mastering. works and sounds really good.
     

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