Hello. As I learn about mixing down music and mastering, clearly they are different stages.
I am looking at the free trial for Wavelab 7 and considering using it as a mastering option.
So my questions are:
What should the mixdown stage ouput level look like so it can be appropriately mastered?
Should I avoid attempting to pump the volume at the mixdown stage by not using multiband compression and the maximizer on the mixdown master output?
Is there a noticeable difference between someone doing the all in one pass of mixing and mastering for volume pumping? Verses rendering the recording as a mixdown by itself and then running that mixdown through a mastering process for volume pumping and eq adjustments?
Thank you for the good help. Gary