Currently Being ModeratedMay 21, 2011 4:56 PM (in response to bradsarno)
Bump... this is too vital an issue to let disappear in the pages of old topics.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 26, 2011 1:59 PM (in response to bradsarno)
i agree. this has bitten me a few times
Currently Being ModeratedAug 29, 2011 8:14 AM (in response to bradsarno)
Was about to press send on the FTP transfer of a DDP file for a client and then read this! Thanks for the info and let's hope apple fix it asap. Although I can't imagine it's high on their list of priorities.....
Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2011 1:01 PM (in response to koldhands)
I've learned this the hard way..
When I finish my mastering in WB 1.6.1, I export a DDP-file.
Then I open the DDP in Wave Editor (Audiofile Engineering) where I manually move all the markers to their correct starting points, because Wave Burner messes those up at export!
Then I export the project from Wave Editor as a DDP, and send it to the CD plant.
Really, Apple should get this fixed ASAP. (I filed a bug report a long time ago to Apple about this..)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 27, 2011 5:55 AM (in response to bradsarno)
Useful info - anyone know if it's been fixed?
Also discovered after delivering a DDP file for manufacturing that WB does not export an MD5 checksum.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 27, 2011 12:45 PM (in response to David Pick)
To my knowledge, nothing has been done. No updates addressing this.
Fortunately there are other simple utilities for creating MD5 checksums.
I've completely given up on generating DDP's with Waveburner, far too risky. I have to use other programs for that.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 9, 2012 5:06 PM (in response to bradsarno)
Is there a simple method to check the accuracy of the DDP files before sending them off
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2012 9:23 AM (in response to treading)
Yeah, if it was made with WaveBurner, it's wrong. . .
Sonoris DDP creator/player is great WaveLab7 is great and Sonic PMCD is also great. None have an interface as stupid simple as WaveBurner, but if it needs to be done right you can't use WaveBurner to generate your DDP.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2012 5:47 AM (in response to bradsarno)
The way of checking is to import the DDP in an editor such as Wave Edit and checking it .
I was having trouble with Waveburner. When dithering from 24 bit to a test burn CD it was introducing a bunch of clicks in one track. I bought Waveedit for the Ozotope SRC but found the mastering workflow really hard to understand. However it has really good quality sample rate conversion and dithering. And you can import and export DDP.
Apparently Wave Edit are revising the mastering workflow so it could be a good solution for Mac once that is done.
So I did all audio processing ie SRC and dither and save as 16 bit in Wave edit and sequenced the tracks and added fades and metadata in Waveburner. Fades and stuff is so easy in Waveburner.
I had given up on Waveburner after finishing the master then hearing the clicks and finding this thread. How could I be sure the DP is ok even if a CD burnt from WB is OK - which it was once I stopped WB having to dither. But I opened the DDP image in WaveEdit just to check and everything looks fine - track indexes in the right place, sounds identical.
So now I am going to burn a CD in WE from the DDP image outputted from WB and opened in Wave edit.
NB This is all Waveburner 1.6.1 on OS 10.6.8 and WaveEdit 1.5.6.
If that is cool on a listen I am going to go with the Waveburner DDP. And then use Wave Edit next time ( once they improve the workflow) or waveburner if they fix the idiotic stuff like can't import AIFF files.....dither causes clicks.....
It is amazing that noone has got their act together for a MAc mastering product that isn't really expensive.
I guess Wave Edit are favourites cos right now Waveburner isn't it.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2012 5:59 AM (in response to tommybanana)
After reading this thread again, I am going to export the DDP from WaveEdit just to be sure.....
Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2012 6:33 AM (in response to tommybanana)
So on listening to test CD (in iTunes through my focusrute soundcard) I am getting clicks - but not in the same place!!
***!! Is that cos my system is suddenly clicking for no apparent reason or are there errors in the audio CD that create cicks intermiitently but not always in the same place?
Definitely giving up on WB - can't bear this.....
Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2012 9:19 AM (in response to tommybanana)
FWIW Remastered CD completely in WaveEdit. Listening to Test CD now.
Waveburner....could be so great. So not great. Don't use.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2012 9:21 AM (in response to tommybanana)
FWIW remastered CD entirely in wave edit. Listening to test CD. No clicks.
Waverburner ...... Could be so great! So not.
My advice. Don't use it.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2012 10:04 AM (in response to bradsarno)
I felt so strongly for some reason I said that twice.......!!