I have seen this question asked a few times over the years but I’m hoping that I’m coming to this thread with enough background knowledge for folks to not just write me off…
I am currently demoing Wavelab 9 and I’m wondering if it is something that I should invest in or if I should stick with Cubase 9 Pro for my mastering needs. I would only be mastering for myself (not other peoples projects) and I would only be mastering single songs-not albums. They will be for digital release. When I release full albums for CD distribution, I go to a “real” mastering engineer. So I don’t have a need for DDP. I use Fabfilter and Brainworx stuff in Cubase now, and I’d probably be using the same plugins in Wavelab since I know them. I also have Ozone metering, and Waves phase correlation stuff, etc.
Can anyone point to any areas of importance or convenience in Wavelab that I would be missing in Cubase-if I don’t need audio montage or to be able to create DDPs? My thought would be to set up a mastering template within Cubase with all my standard go-to plugins loaded. Reference tracks, etc, is a piece of cake in Cubase…What am I missing? I get it, “it’s the builder, not the tool” etc, etc…just mainly wondering if there is a good reason for me to choose this tool…Thanks!