In my daily work I use the HOFA DDP Player Maker for reasons that will become obvious in this post but I’m about to introduce DDP into my mastering class so I finally looked at the Steinberg DDP Player because we have that installed with WaveLab Pro 9.5.
Side note, it’s not so easy to find the DDP Player installer. How are you supposed to send it to clients easily? The latest version I can find which is in the FULL WaveLab installer is 1.0.40 (build 62) which is why I was looking for the latest install to see if what I believe is a serious bug has been fixed.
We were going to use it to test the mastering of a live album that is not supposed to have any gaps between tracks, totally seamless.
I remember somebody mentioning this awhile back but it seems that the DDP Player cannot seamlessly play between tracks. When it switches from one track to another with gapless audio, there is an un-smooth glitch. This seems like the most obvious thing to test before release.
I assumed that it would have been fixed or updated by now but again, the download situation for this app is very elusive.
Can anybody confirm the problem I mention, or point me to the latest update?
For this to actually be useful, I think there needs be a clear link to send to clients to grab the latest Windows or Mac installers…and having a player you can trust to playback seamless albums tracks is also essential.