SOUND PATH RECORDING / MASTERING
Adobe Audition 3.0 for recording, mixing
mastering. We like the sound, the ease
of operations and the speed of the results.
(We also have and use ProTools, when needed.)
mastering facility in Calgary, Canada
taken pains to test and compare a large
of Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
packages, and published revealing
analysis on their web site.
A big tip of the hat to Infinitewave.ca
This link opens these comparative
by selecting Adobe Audition 2 Pre/Post Filter
top panel (currently the 6th selection
This is Audition's default setting.
the drop-down in the second panel,
you can then choose any of a list of DAW
packages and OS choices to compare
Audition's conversion precision and quality
to that of others.
Some are very good or even better than Audition,
but some range from poor to disgusting, including
some that will take you quite by surprise.
help page explains the various test
parameters. It may be somewhat technical for those
who have not previously studied digital audio, Nyquist
theory, conversion algorithms, and the AES literature
on digital artifact audibility.