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What program is everyone using for their DDP/REDBOOK burning and editing? Ive been using Triumph, but not sold on it yet.


kmetal Tue, 10/06/2015 - 17:06

I've been using toast the past few years. And either bias peak (discontinued) or a daw for mastering type plugins. Something Im looking forward to on my new system is samplitudes ability to burn and arrange the cd. Not that CDs are hugely popular, but I like having it all organized in the same session. Adobe audition and n-track (I think) used to do this.

DonnyThompson Tue, 10/06/2015 - 19:57

It's true that CD's have waned in popularity over the last few years, but it's not as if the format is totally dead. There are still plenty of people who buy them.

I don't do any actual pro mastering, (or authoring for that matter, either ) - my personal preference is to use a pro mastering engineer for that - but I can say that Samplitude has been the most user-friendly and flexible CD burning program within a DAW that I've ever used; and on the occasion that I'm doing a quick mastering/redbook master one-off burn for a client who can't afford an M.E., or who maybe just wants a few copies for themselves, Samp has always done a great job.


DonnyThompson Sat, 10/10/2015 - 04:03

I suppose it's like anything else in our business - in that it all depends on how serious you want to be, and what you want to spend...

I have a colleague/friend down in Virginia who uses Sonoris. Then again, disc authoring/mastering makes up a large part of what he does for a living.

I do know that Sonoris is highly respected for their audio processing, but I'm not experienced enough with the authoring process to know what to look for in an authoring program.
Based on their reputation for coding high quality audio processing ( EQ's, Compressors), one could assume that their authoring software would also be of very good quality.

Sonoris DDP Creator is around $350 U.S.

Though I have no idea whether that's a reasonable price for a pro authoring program or not.
Personally speaking - in terms of mastering-related software - it doesn't sound all that expensive to me, as I remember a time not all that long ago when pro DDP progs were priced at over $1000.

But I really don't know enough about it; so other than simply forwarding information from a colleague who does know about this type of processing software, I'm really not the guy you want to talk to. ;)