Mixing and Mastering in one set?
I wanted to ask other Live-Members how they master their songs. Till now, when one song was properly finished and mixed, I exported it WITHOUT any mastering-plugins on the master channel, just to load it in a new Live-set with some mastering tools (EQ, Mix-Gel, Multiband-Comp, Limiter).
When all the mastering was done, I exported a new file, and loaded it again in another Live-Set, to compare it to other results. In this way I improved my songs.
But the longer I did it this way, the more annoying it was, because if there was something wrong in the mix, I had to open the first arrangement again and so on..
The reason while I'm doing it so complicated is, that a sound-engineer told me, Live's Mix-engine is not really programmed for studio-producing but for live-performance and if I overload my master-channel in my first set-up I will lose quality.
--> Is that right? Someone else told me, that I dont have any lack of quality on 64bit systems..
How do professionals work? It would be really more easy, if I could do mixing AND mastering in one set-up to export only ONE final file (that I can compare in another setup)!
Therefore I have to say, that my cpu-load is in the first set already about 70% WITHOUT any mastering-plugins on the master channel!
Do I lose quality in the exported file when I work with a cpu-load of 80-90% while exporting the file?
Would be great if anyone could help me!
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