CD Mastering

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by quietman, Oct 19, 2010.

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  1. quietman

    quietman Active Member

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    Hi

    I'm a new member to the recording forum and would like some help on the following:

    I want to create my first CD which of course involves:

    1. mastering my tracks
    2. getting artwork done
    3. finding a duplication house
    4. further promotion

    I think I am reasonably competant in the production now (but still learning) but it's the conversion of my Sonar projects into a group of tracks onto a CD which is eluding me. Currently, I bounce them down to wav/mp3 for uploading into Soundcloud.

    As a first exercise, I thought about making a prototype master. I need to try and work out what tracks to choose, the order of the tracks so that they flow from one to the other. I did try and rip a first effort from a playlist on itunes which copied without tracks names for some reason. Are there any mastering tools/software that anyone can recommend for the home studio (not very expensive on a budget) and/or best CD burning software for music tracks?

    So you see there are a lot of ramblings here mainly I keep asking myself (I am going mad? probably!). So any help on the 'process' above would be greatly appriciated.
     
  2. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    Have you never burnt your music onto a CD so you can play it on a regular CD player? Is this your first question?

    NOTE this on this link for Sonar 8.5.
     
  3. Big K

    Big K Well-Known Member

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    Hi Quietman...

    Are you still interested in further info about your topic?
    You might want to download the manual of Wavelab 7.
    In there is a lot to find about CD burning and mastering possibilities with it...

    ftp://ftp.steinberg.net/Download/WaveLab_7/Manuals/WaveLab-de-7.pdf
     
  4. Joe Crawford

    Joe Crawford Active Member

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    Dankeschon, aber Ich spreche kein Deutsch.
     
  5. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

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    ftp://ftp.steinberg.net/Download/WaveLab_7/Manuals/WaveLab-en-7.pdf
     
  6. Big K

    Big K Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Jack, for helping out...
     
  7. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

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    Kein problem! Ich habe zu viel Deutsch vergessen aber kan Ich doch eines website navigiert.
    Tchuss.
     
  8. Big K

    Big K Well-Known Member

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    U R da man...Jack...

    ;-)
     

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