Is this a fool's errand, or is Audacity (v 1.2.6 and later) a good enough program for cleaning up tracks, EQ'ing, limiting, leveling, etc. before sending to a pro mastering house?
Yes, it works in 48K/24-bit. Yes, it works with lossless formats (.wav, .lame, etc.). Perhaps most importantly, I know it inside and out.
I'm sure there are purpose-built (purpose-code-written?) programs, but I'm on a budget... that is to say, flat stone cold broke!
I need to get off the ground with a solo project, and I'm 'dancing with the girl I brung' so to speak. I've been using it for restoring cassette demos and vinyl transfers to mp3.
Your thoughts, ladies and gents?