jackn2mpu wrote on 6/25/2009, 4:47 AM
As you know, parallel compression (aka New York compression) is mixing a dry signal with a compressed signal. Why not do it inside whatever program you use for recording? There's a bunch of ways it can be done, depending on your daw program - using effects sends, sending a track to two busses with one having a compressor and sending those two busses to a master buss, etc.

xzb6np wrote on 6/25/2009, 8:50 PM
I am currently reading Bob Katz's book on mastering and was hoping to do it at the mastering not mixing level.
Geoff_Wood wrote on 6/26/2009, 6:58 PM
Well, you could use the second audio timeline, and put each compression on parallel copies of the same event.

You could also do this in Veags or Acid ( or whatever DAW software) more easily maybe.

Chienworks wrote on 6/27/2009, 6:55 AM
Assuming you're making use of a DAW program and the CD Architect, why have the mastering stage occur within CD Architect? Isn't it more logical do do the mastering within the DAW, which is intended for audio manipulation, rather than in CD Architect, which is intended for burning CDs?

True, CD Architect is an amazingly capable program with an astounding array of features, but it's not a DAW.
Geoff_Wood wrote on 6/27/2009, 7:26 PM
.... and you shouldn't need a DAW for mastering ! Given that the multitrack side of things is already done, down to stereo. Generally.

I find CDA great for mastering a CD - being able to instantly hop around all over the 'disc'. However the serial 'always running' plugin structure makes CPU load a problem.

My next choice for mastering would be SF, will all tracks acroos workspace, but a bit messy.

Of course you can equally do it in your DAW, but again plugin load and messy layout a potential problem.

I guess everybody has their own preferred way of doing things....

xzb6np wrote on 8/12/2009, 9:00 AM
Correct me if I am wrong but I thought CD Architect was designed for mastering.
Geoff_Wood wrote on 8/12/2009, 2:11 PM
'Masteing' with as many FX as practical, yes .

Can ( and is) used for mastering, but with some limitations - the main one being that all the FX are running at the same time, making realtime preview with heavy FX spotty, and rendering the same taking a long time...

The procedure you are wanting to do requires , or a plugin with Parallel or Upward compression implemented within itself, or the second audio layer 'work-around'.