samplitude 7.2 vs soundforge 8

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by quietbear, Dec 17, 2005.

  1. quietbear

    quietbear Guest

    Hello there, i'm a new user here, and here's my first question...

    Ive been doing my own solo album and need to basically put tracks in order, even out volume differences between songs, some eq etc

    Which of the above programs (which a friend can lend me) is better for this low-end scale of mastering??- i really cant afford even cheap mastering at a mastering house at the moment!

    Oh...and which one of these can let you have a 'secret track' on a CD that you have to scrub back from 1 to hear?? and how is it done?

    thanks in advance for any help you can give.

  2. IIRs

    IIRs Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2005
    Not sure about Samplitude, but Soundforge is capable of doing everything you want except the hidden track thing, for which you would need CD Architect.. the good news is: if you buy Soundforge 8 you get CD Architect bundled for free 8)
  3. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Mar 8, 2004
    Tacoma, WA
    Samp will do quite well. In fact, it's primary directive in life is mastering, though it does a good job at recording too.

    It will do a lead-in to track 1 simply by placing your start marker at the beginning and your track 1 marker at least 4 seconds later. Everything prior to the track 1 marker will be pre-1.

    Enjoy (and then rush out and buy Samp - it's money well spent! The crossfade editor alone is worth the money! Of course, the real crossfade fun begins in Sequoia. Big bucks!)

  4. IIRs

    IIRs Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2005
    Actually, you could do everything you mention entirely within CD Architect!

    That would be the cheapest option, I reckon.
  5. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2004
    Chicago area, IL, USA
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    Borrow the manuals for both programs from your friend so you can decide from the feature-set of each.
  6. quietbear

    quietbear Guest


    thanks for all your suggestions - merry christmas!

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