stand alone mastering software

Dubsta

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is there software to master your tracks with that is a stand alone programme by this i mean they are not add ons for cubase, logic ect....so i could run it regardless of what i use to produce with...in a sense i could just load my finished tracks into it and master away.

and what one would you recommend?
 
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Try Tracks3, I haven't used it but I hear it's ok and stand alone.

Izotope Ozone is good but it's a plug in, it can be used with all the top DAW's though.
 

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Presonus Studio One comes with a sort of built in program where you can master your track, it's pretty nice, probably not worth buying Studio One for (maybe check out the demo). I've only used it a couple of times as I usually master my tracks in the DAW.
 

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You almost certainly dont want to use just one mastering setup, some have better results for diffrent sounds than others, Abletons Tools are awsome imo, isotope aswell, great for dnb/bass music, then theres WAVES, TC, SSL, all are amazing and the best you can get before moving onto hardware solutions, either way, you want a couple of Compressors, a couple of Limiters, a few diffrent EQ's, just to start with, the more you learn about mastering, the more you will be able to streamline/increase your setup
 
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I've got mixed feelings about mastering your own music. It's always good to have a new pair of ears with a subjective perspective put the polish on you work. I understand for financial reason many people do it anyway, but, if you can afford to pay an ME to do it I would definitely recommend that rather than a DIY job.
 

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I've got mixed feelings about mastering your own music. It's always good to have a new pair of ears with a subjective perspective put the polish on you work. I understand for financial reason many people do it anyway, but, if you can afford to pay an ME to do it I would definitely recommend that rather than a DIY job.
Agreed. Most mastering houses aren't too bad in terms of cost actually, typically between 50 - 75 (USD). Even Stardelta Mastering (Erb n Dub, Netsky, etc.) is quite affordable.

The rule of thumb is usually the more tracks you have mastered at once, the better the pricing.

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Thanks for the advice guys....my last teak was mastered in isotope by my mate..... But I want to learn a little about mastering myself.
 
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