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Red Book CDR Overs/clipping check software for Mac

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21 years 2 months
I enjoy my trips to mastering houses, (I am having some trouble here in the UK over 24 bit AIFF files) but that aside...

I do however have to make my own Red Book masters for budget clients.

How can I give my CRS a 'once over' before they get sent to the factory? (or my bulk duplicator!)

I have an Apogee AD8000, would sending it via SPDIF into it be a good test? The over meters are pretty damn sophisticated! (registers each over)

I dunno I just thought of that... my CD player is kinda sh*tty but does have an S/PDIF out.

I really would like a Mac compatable software diagnostic program to really

Count overs
locate them


I AM guilty of making maxed out stuff, I can sleep nights too. I just dont want to get product bouncing back from a plant... and wish to do a faultless LOUD job.

I would really appreciate 'on topic' info.




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21 years 2 months

Guest Fri, 08/17/2001 - 16:33
I set L1 Maximizer to -.3 and I either have that followed by POW-r dither, or make a hardware loop to get UV22 off my Apogee unit. (when doin my own mastering)

Thanks guys.

I STILL would like some software ideas. There are some for the PC...

I had someone claim overs recently....

Perhaps the extra hiss from the dither 'pushes it over the edge?'!!!!



P.S. see my bulk duplicator thread, I am interested in your opinions...

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21 years 2 months

Pro Audio Guest Fri, 08/24/2001 - 20:37
I have built most of my mastering gear including the console and a few black boxes that do some tricky things regarding overs.The one device I bult was to round some of the overs out coming from the mastering desk to the A/D converters . Its based on a concept called ZENER BRIDGING.Which involves some diodes and resistors but it allows you to get pretty hot levals without the effect of the lightly broken up top end found on some of todays masters while still stayin hot as others volume wise. - MARK