Sonar 8.5 or Adobe Audition cs5 (Mixing & Mastering)
Old 20th February 2012
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Sonar 8.5 or Adobe Audition cs5 (Mixing & Mastering)

Hi dear Guys
I have an important question , I want to know which DAW is perfect for mixing and mastering (I'm talking about export quality)
Is there any difference?

I was working with Adobe Audition (Cool Edit in past) since 5-6 years and somebody told me that sonar is better.So I switched to sonar 8.5 but I'm not good enough in it. I want to know if audition cs5 and sonar 8.5 are the same in mixing and mastering (about export quality) I switch back to sonar.

What do you say????
Old 5th February 2015
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The export quality is always the same depending on your export SETTINGS,
for instance, if you export a mixdown from Audition at 24bit, 44khz, in Stereo
and you export from Cubase at the same exact settings, the quality will be the same.
Old 5th February 2015
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I beg to differ. The DSP in Cool Edit is notably better than Cubase, though I don't know about Sonar. There's more to processing than the resolution. I did an objective study on low-end audio softare a few years ago.

That said, neither programs are particularly good for mastering. Multitrack programs aren't the optimal platform for something best done with mastering software.
Old 21st February 2015
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I beg to differ. The DSP in Cool Edit is notably better than Cubase, though I don't know about Sonar. There's more to processing than the resolution. I did an objective study on low-end audio softare a few years ago.

That said, neither programs are particularly good for mastering. Multitrack programs aren't the optimal platform for something best done with mastering software.
What about Pro Tools?
Old 23rd February 2015
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What about Pro Tools?
It depends. The compressor in Cool Edit was always very bad, so PT has it beat there. CEP's EQ and levels are quite good, as are the convolution reverbs. There's also a huge difference between PTle and the versions the pros use. PT is certainly easier to use, though I don't like the fact that it renders in real time only.
Old 24th February 2015
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It depends. The compressor in Cool Edit was always very bad, so PT has it beat there. CEP's EQ and levels are quite good, as are the convolution reverbs. There's also a huge difference between PTle and the versions the pros use. PT is certainly easier to use, though I don't like the fact that it renders in real time only.
Hey thanks dude!
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