Best way to send a ProTools file for Mastering

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by TomF, Oct 1, 2006.

  1. TomF

    TomF Guest


    This is the first time, I'm sending a project out to be mastered and I'd like to know the best way to bounce the file. The tracks/mix was done in Pro Tool's LE 7.0.

    Is it better to bounce the stereo files using Pro Tool's Bounce to Disc or to use Export Region as a File?

    Also, keeping the project at the same sample and bit rate as the session for mastering, Is dithering being added with either of those processes in PT's? Should dither not be used ?

    Thank you
  2. DIGIT

    DIGIT Guest

    Bounce to disc.

    Let the Mastering studio do ALL the conversion necessary. (i.e. 24>16)
  3. TomF

    TomF Guest

    Thanks for the reply!

    So Bounce to Disc is the way to go.... Then when bouncing the session to a wav stereo interleave file and keeping the bounce to the same sample and bit rate as the session, should I or shouldn't I use dithering?

    Thanks Again
  4. DIGIT

    DIGIT Guest

    YOU leave the samle and bit rate alone. A Mastering studio will have a far, far better converter than you may have for that purpose.

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