What mastering software use for the future?

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by Mahzin, May 22, 2017.

  1. kmetal

    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

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    The ability to have several sessions open within the same session, seems very useful, and a feature i haven't used in any other program [not all have that ability]. Also the mixer snapshots are something id been longing for as a DP and PT user. lol waiting 3 min for a session to open to turn the kick up half a db. Looking forward to hearing/seeing about your experiences.
     
  2. pcrecord

    pcrecord Quality recording seeker ! Distinguished Member

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    True, having more than one song open at the time is a good feature, but I don't think I would use it while mastering. I kinda force myself to not go back to the mix while mastering unless absolutely necessary.
    So I prefer exporting the songs to Stereo files and master them in a separate project file. In the past it was on separate tracks in sonar but now I'm trying all songs on 1 track in Samplitude..
    it seems to be logical that way and easier on CPU.
    But hey, that's just me.. Everyone's method is ok if the results are good ;)
     
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  3. Thomas W. Bethel

    Thomas W. Bethel Distinguished Member

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    Easy to use. Very intuitive interface. Comes with a lot of plugins including noise reduction and a mastering plugin similar to Ozone. I have been using WaveLab since Version 1.6. 9.5.35 just was released. You can download a trial from the Steinberg site.
     
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  4. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Staff

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    Interesting, I actually go back to the mixdown religiously because its the mixdown that has everything to do with how well the master will sound.
    But I also admit I’m never satisfied with anything I do so my process is more about self improving and experimenting . I enjoy and am somewhat obsessed correcting what I know helps through methods of mixing into a master via 2 DAW’s.
     
  5. pcrecord

    pcrecord Quality recording seeker ! Distinguished Member

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    I know your workflow is different mixing into mastering. It is certainly a great way to do it.
    As for me, it's evidently a question of time saving and trying to commit and trying to do things right the first time.. Most of my customers comes with low budget so I need to be quick.
    Also by trying to make the max of what I have when mastering, I'm also forcing myself to adapt and be ready to work on mixes done by other people..
    As for is it the best way, I doubt it. I'm still learning ;)
     
  6. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Staff

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    Yes, agree.

    My point to my mentioning my workflow was to point out , relating to the other thread , an mp3 will actually sound better correcting simple things that can be often fixed if you set up your system to mix into a master which includes stems.
    Often client will give you the stems .

    But I also know the norm is doing it as you and most ME do it.

    My system and process isn’t normal.
     
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