The practical need for mastering is to ensure the volume levels and EQ levels of a group songs on a cd are close enough that no EQ and volume adjustments are needed as each new song starts playing. Waves, Ozone, and Soundforge are three of the best mastering packages.Originally posted by GerryJ
Can Cubase function fairly well for mastering.
As even a newbie like me can tell, there are hundreds of hardware and software out there being hawked for "improving" mastering..........which, if any, are really necessary? thanks.
In those words lies the value of Wavelab. The metering is great, especially across bands.Originally posted by Igneous
For meters,montage, and a few more tools, wavelab has more. It also produces redbook -ready. (industy standard.)