What to Master with???



Greetings, I thought I would throw this out and see who responds.

I am currently tracking with Nuendo on a PC p-4 using the Midiman delta series interfaces(4).

I have not as of yet used Nuendo for any mastering. I switched to Nuendo after being a Pro-tools user for many years. Has anyone used Nuendo in this capcity? I have Sound Forge which I use so far to boost and normalize/edit in past projects and have mastered quite a bit with Pro-tools. Which route should I go? I feel like I should stay in Nuendo simply because of the ease of no export, as the project is fairly track heavy.

Thanx for any responses.

Studio Land


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Jun 29, 2001
Soundforge, Cool edit Pro are great 2 track mastering devices, you just have to learn all the math and the ropes.

Sonic soultions, sadie, and going to analog through the board, all of them and combinations of each work fine. Hell I used t-racks on a vocal track when nothing else would do.

Pull out the bag of dirty tricks, that is what mastering is all about. No limits really. What can work for you at a given time. Learn it all.


I know that this will be too general of a question, but I'll throw it out there anyway. What are the main things that you almost always do in the process of mastering? I know that a lot of individualized tricks are used for fixing various problems, but when you get a CD that is pretty consistent across tracks and pretty well recorded (assumptions). For example, do you almost always eq (any patterns to the type of eq curve you apply), normalize, maximize, ... Just wondering if there are a few "givens" that you almost always use before you do more specific treatments. Thanks,



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Dec 29, 2002
I would like to add a question here: what is the best format to mix to? Should I mix to a dat tape or CD? If CD then is the internal CD burner as good as external one? Please advise.

P.S. I am using RME ADI-8DS interface.




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Apr 20, 2002
St Louis
Originally posted by 3dchris:
I would like to add a question here: what is the best format to mix to? Should I mix to a dat tape or CD?
I'd like to know this as well. I have been recording at 44.1k 24 bit.
P.S. Bill if you suggest we mix to 1/2" analog tape, I'm going to hunt you down. ha ha :d: