My band and I just got our final mastered tracks back from our producer. The tracks were all recorded, mixed, and mastered by him with Protools, but sent to me as .wav files.
I've got Logic Pro 9 at home and I need to compress these files so I can distribute the tracks.
Is this process as simple as dragging the .wav files into an empty project and bouncing it as a 320kbps .mp3 file?
I read somewhere that you have to switch the track format from Mono to Stereo or something before importing the .wav file. One other producer I spoke to before also claimed that Logic doesn't bounce tracks as good as Protools does
Could anyone give me a step by step procedure? I just want to make sure I minimise the quality loss as much as possible when compressing the tracks. I'm especially worried about peaking since it's a different DAW. I don't want to add any plugins or anything, I just want to make the files smaller.
EDIT: I just had a go at importing the .wav files into Logic and both of them are peaking like crazy. The .wav files sound perfect as they are so I really don't want to do anything to them!
Thanks in advance!