I am getting unwanted MP3 distortion (fraunhofer 320kbps) after mastering in Wavelab 8. Is there a target headroom that people are using to optimize MP3 sound quality?
I record at 88.1/32 bit float in Cubase 6, then export to Wavelab. Am I better off first thing doing a SRC (without dithering) in Wavelab to a 44.1/32 bit float conversion, and then working on that file to compress/eq limit/dither? Or. can I compress/eq/limit/SRC/dither the original file imported into Wavelab from Cubase all in one process?
Thank you to anybody who provides experience/insight. I appreciate it very much