CD mastering challenge 2: from cd to cd - recording level?
Simply the task was to take existing cd and import the .wav to ardour for massaging.
Managed to create cd by:
a) setting location markers and cd checkboxes
b) fixing pregap by deleting 2s
c) exporting session
d) fixing .toc file START errors with emacs :)
e) burning playable cd-rom with cdrdao
The recording 'sounds' great when played with ardour via soundcard but the burned cd-rom sounds 'distorted' with all my players.
What to fiddle?
1.) dithering - used none and rectangular without effect I can hear. And is this needed when the session is 42/16 from the beginning to end?
2.) mixer window - does fiddling with the 'slide' fix this problem?
3.) edit window - gain automation - is this the way to go?
Or some other trick? I remember that once I have seen some 'white-paper' explaining how to re-record the tracks by routing via jack to gamix and then back. Is this the way?
Thanx in advance!