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Old 16th May 2020
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Originally Posted by bleep View Post
But it seems like the consensus is most people print their mixes to a nice DA converter Vs bouncing to disk. So I wanted to try it out.
I don't know how true that is. And I think you might be barking up the wrong tree. There's no converter that will magically change the sound of a mix. In fact, what we're generally paying for with expensive converters is to try to stay as close to the original signal as possible... And to handle hot signals gracefully, I s'pose.

If your bounces sound different to the multitrack, then that is a problem you need to sort out in your DAW or monitoring setup, AFTER doing a null test to check that your ears aren't playing tricks on you.

The sound of a record is in the performance, tracking and mixing. Esoteric hardware is the sprinkle of seasoning on top.

Last edited by SmoothTone; 16th May 2020 at 01:05 AM.. Reason: typo