Master cd

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by eddies880, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. eddies880

    eddies880 Guest

    I use stand alone recorders for all my recordings,when everything is said and done and all mixing/editing/processing/comp is completed,I send the music to a pc via Cubase LE (POS)for the simple purpose of being able to record a master @24 bit,and converter it to what ever I need,but come to find out,it will no longer let me convert to MP3 without updateing to a newer version for more $$$.
    THe Cubase LE came bundled with an Alesis i02 interface.
    Heres my question: What other options do I have to record a master cd @ 24 bit,should I update to Cubase SE?,or something else? If i do update to something else other than Cubase,will the interface still work?
  2. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2004
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    CD Audio is 16-bit, 44.1kHz. Always, period.
  3. Greener

    Greener Guest

    You can burn the 24bit files to a DVD as data.

    Can you list what you record with, what you capture to the computer with and what you want to do, as in what products do you want to end up with?

    I know how it feels to have the LE version of something tell you the license for making mp3s or whatever has expired. It's annoying.
    I have Sonar LE and it did the same thing.
  4. eddies880

    eddies880 Guest

    I know that John,always have.
  5. eddies880

    eddies880 Guest

    Thanks for the response Greener.

    I presume the LE stands for "less expensive"?

    I record on good old faithfull Roland VS880s slaved together (Old School)
    After Im done with editing/mixing/processing/compression etc... I send the master left and right analog signals to an Alesis i02 interface,then to my pc for use with the CubaseLE in mastering mode,thats the only reason i use Cubase for.
    The sound is clean and prestine,and Ive been able to convert to MP3@ 128,up untill now,I still have the ability of recording to cubase in wav,but cant convert to WMA,or,MP3.
    What other options do I have
  6. Greener

    Greener Guest

    Why do you record into a digital recorder then convert to analog then re-convert back to digital in cubase?
  7. eddies880

    eddies880 Guest

    The 880s are slaved,all outputs are going to a console (analog),been thinking about digital mixer.

    The majority of my mastering tools are all analog,Crane/Manely comps,with the exception of Empircal labs comp.
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