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  posted on 8/29/2005 at 01:37 PM
I posted this in the tapers section as well:

Hey everyone! I was wondering if could get some opinions on some software. Iím looking for a mastering program, where I can load music (from various sources, usually CD or pro-tools) into a program and then crossfade songs, possibly eq them, normalize them and put the track placement in myself and burn it directly to CD. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what are the best programs for this? Iím working on a PC. Thanks. PAUL

 
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  posted on 8/29/2005 at 02:24 PM
I can't help with the software, but you might want to contact your local Hoodoo woman and get a vial of Capt. Skipper's mojo.

 

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  posted on 8/29/2005 at 02:40 PM
Sound Forge is a great mastering software. The Captn uses it and so do I. You will need to get CD architect to burn Red Book format CD's. It use to be a part of the software but it's now a plugin by the same company

 

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  posted on 8/29/2005 at 03:04 PM
Thanks Goldtop. Is that program user friendly? I have heard of it, but I'm from the whole oldschool world. I'm not exactly up-to-date on any of this, although it's all been extremely easy so far.
 

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  posted on 8/29/2005 at 03:06 PM
Nero works pretty well, allowing you to split tracks into songs, normalize, apply filters to get rid of humming and hissing, and has an equalizer you can use. Also allows you to increase or decrease the volume. You can then burn it to a disk or an image file on your computer. I have Nero Express, and it works very well.

 

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  posted on 8/29/2005 at 03:15 PM
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Nero works pretty well, allowing you to split tracks into songs, normalize, apply filters to get rid of humming and hissing, and has an equalizer you can use. Also allows you to increase or decrease the volume. You can then burn it to a disk or an image file on your computer. I have Nero Express, and it works very well.
what he doesn't mention is that the humming is coming from him....

 

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  posted on 8/29/2005 at 03:16 PM
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Thanks Goldtop. Is that program user friendly? I have heard of it, but I'm from the whole oldschool world. I'm not exactly up-to-date on any of this, although it's all been extremely easy so far.


I like it....I don't think it's real hard to use at all. As they say in the computer biz RTFM.....Read the F%*^%*&^ing manual

 

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  posted on 8/29/2005 at 03:28 PM
I have to agree that Nero is really nice software.

The only advantage I've seen for Roxio is that it seems to be more flexible when doing crossfades. Fade in next song, fade out previous song, fade both, fade neither, and variable cross fade lengths. Nice for editing live shows.

There is a nice piece of audio editing software that you can download for free called GoldWave. It is nice for splitting tracks, adjusting volume levels, adding fade in and outs.

 

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  posted on 8/29/2005 at 03:36 PM

If you're looking for a pro-quality tool to use with multiple sources, Sound Forge is by far the best software for the job.

If you just want to reorder tracks on your CDs or make compilations, Nero or Roxio will work well.

 

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  posted on 8/29/2005 at 05:59 PM
Thanks everyone! I really appreciate the responses.

I am looking for Pro quality. I will be using it mostly for my own recordings. I use pro-tools with a Digi002 and I'm just looking for different opinions on the mastering. (Although I will probably use it for compilations and stuff too, assuming I have the time to play with it.) I just want to be able to do the cross-fading and tracking, which Pro-Tools doesn't really do.

I have Nero and I have to admit that is a wonderful program for that kind of stuff, but it doesn't quite do the mastering I'm looking for (other than the minor eq & cleanup), and though you can split tracks, you can't really rejoin them and you can't crossfade. But I use it for just about everything else. I am way impressed with it.

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  posted on 8/29/2005 at 06:08 PM
I use Steinberg "Clean" which I bought originally to turn my old Aerosmith bootleg tapes into CDs, but it works well for all kinds of editing and converting tracks to MP3 or other formats. Very easy to use and prettyinexpensive. Comes with a USB analog inteface so you can import tapes and albums.

It has quite a few effects and you can do all kinds of equalizing stuff as well as change the speed/pitch of any trac. it also lets you determine how much of blank space to leave between tracks. Does all kinds of stuff.

[Edited on 8/29/2005 by BodineFan]

 
 


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