20 years Cubase user here but fairly new to Wavelab. Had to set up an new account here on teh forums as my old login seemed to be defunct.
I just had to do a recording, mastering and authoring for an audiobook CD.
All went fine, and ass I had not used any compression during the recording, the overall levels were a bit low, so i decided to use the maximizer plugin in the master section before the final CD render. I set it to 0db max, with soft clip on, optimize set to 25.
Now , the weird thing: all levels were fine while auditioning, the levelmeter never exceeded 0db. But when I listened to the Cd on my stereo setup, it distorted like crazy. I had never seen such a thing before. I tested it on my 2 PC drives, there was “some” distortion left if I really focussed with headphones. So I ripped the CD into soundforge, and all the waves were clean! No distortion.
i ended up doing another master without the maximizer, and all turned out fine.
This has never ever happened to me before, I usually mastered in soundforge 10 for levels, and then used nero or similar to burn.
Does anyone have a clue what happened here? what am I missing?
Thanks for any clues!