What Is The Best Software For Audio Mastering?

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    Gbenga : Sat 26th Dec 2009 : 12 years ago

    Hello fellaz,i will appreciate it if anyone there could tell me the name of the software that is great for mastering.Thanks.

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    PureMadness_Productions : Sat 26th Dec 2009 : 12 years ago

    Sony Soundforge Pro 10 along with vsts such as CSR reverb from IK multimedia and iZotope's Ozone4

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    Mahloo13 : Sat 26th Dec 2009 : 12 years ago

    Any DAW that supports vst's and has multitrack support....some DAW's do a better job because they have more meters to help you out on the given task.

    Wavelab does a great job with the metering section and it's dithering it's internal dithering is quite good but yo should try different vst's and see which one works best for you
    In no particular order some plugins you should try out
    Voxengo Span (amazing once you get a grip of it)
    T-Racks S3
    Waves L2, Linear Phase multiband Compressor and Linear Phase Eq
    Sonnox Oxford Plugins
    UAD Plugins (yeah you need the stupid cards)
    Hell i even use the Kjaerhus free stuff with great results especially the compressor
    The list could go on forever.

    Hope this helps a bit,


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    ShowGunProductions : Sat 26th Dec 2009 : 12 years ago

    I use Adobe Audition 3.0. Great program for mastering.

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    Unknown User : Sun 27th Dec 2009 : 12 years ago

    i like Sound Forge, and the mastering effects bundle from Izotope has good plug ins. awesome GUI. i had the demo. i would purchase thou

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    khrimson : Sun 27th Dec 2009 : 12 years ago


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    Spudsy : Sun 27th Dec 2009 : 12 years ago

    I use a few things, sometimes i use them together and sometimes just on there own but alot of people think of mastering as the wonder sauce, and it will cure most problems, so before i tell you what i use, the bit of advice i can give would be get the track as close to right as you can before you attempt to put it through a mastering suite.

    AAAAaaannnywayysss im jibbering on aboot rubbish..

    I use

    Ozone 4 (amazing plugin but can cause some downrite stupid stereo effects on some of the presets)

    T-Racks 3 (I use this for its Fairchild emulation, sounds great)

    All the psp Stuff (From the top to the bottom AMAZING. couldnt live without these babys)

    Focusrite Liquid mix (Probly the Best thing iv ever bought, can make drums and the final mix sound stunning)

    Sonnox Eq's (sound amazing, you can take huge chunks of frequency away and it never sounds off or strange)

    Waves SSL Range (Great compressers and sound quality)

    And one of the most important parts. The in built Frequency spectrum analyzer in Ableton live, shows you exactly were you need to be giving your attention (I use this and a sonnox EQ on every and i mean EVERY audio and midi track).

    Some of the above is used before the final mastering suite but each one plays an important part in getting the track to its finished state.

    Hope that helps bro..

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    SovereignKonceptz : Wed 3rd Mar 2010 : 12 years ago

    Yea, I go by ear A LOT.

    But that's just me..

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    celestial1157 : Wed 3rd Mar 2010 : 12 years ago

    im with sovereign on that one!
    i have a really good musicians ear,
    i just loop the track and really concentrate on the levels.
    dont need no fancy vsts lol.
    not to say that im better than anybody.
    im just used to using my ear to balance everything out

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    Unknown User : Wed 3rd Mar 2010 : 12 years ago

    wavelab is a good tool i think,im stil learning it but after reading the features it knocked me SOCKS off...

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    Kingbleezy : Tue 30th Mar 2010 : 12 years ago


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    Gbenga : Tue 2nd Nov 2010 : 11 years ago

    thank to y'all.your suggestions are helpful..

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    Vizronics : Tue 2nd Nov 2010 : 11 years ago

    Spudsy! Where have you been? Hit me up at , let's work together on some tunage

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    ReignMD : Wed 3rd Nov 2010 : 11 years ago

    pro tools and wave plug ins. U seriously need to knwo what u'r doing though cause mastering is applied to the 2 track stereo mixdown of u'r entire project, not just a single song. my suggestion is leave it 2 the proffessionals. that's what they are there 4.

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    JohnBoutilier : Thu 4th Nov 2010 : 11 years ago

    @ khrimson, "ears" lol, so very very true

    But along with my ears I tend to favour sony acid pro

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    yeshintae : Thu 4th Nov 2010 : 11 years ago

    everytime a forum like this comes up i always give tha
    same response...

    mastering is not a black art that is limited to just
    sound engineers in their studios. with some time and
    a lot of careful tuning and a good set of software
    you can get ANY track to a "professional" quality
    sound... it's all about the skills behind tha

    just practice and get it there...
    i personally use T-RackS 3.0
    and i never looked back

    Peace from LA

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    alividlife : Thu 4th Nov 2010 : 11 years ago

    T-racks is awesome...

    Laggy with ableton tho...

    I love Izotope.

    Good monitors and being in a good mood will create a better master than any plugin.

    I like soundforge as well.. Unlimited band EQ's! yay.

    There was a post early in the month about mastering, and this is actually quite old, from 2009.

    But I will say, that I have paid for mastering, been unimpressed, and ended up mastering it myself anyway, thinking their thousands of dollars of analog gear would make a difference.

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