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It is a place for engineers starting out seeking advice about the fundamentals of mastering. Seasoned pros with a bit of time and...

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Riccardo 27th March 2016
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Let me take a moment to type up a PQ primer... PQ codes refer to 2 of the 8 subcode channels P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, that run...

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jayfrigo 12th May 2008
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So confused. So I downloaded an old country song from iTunes. Put it in Cubase. Played it with fader at 0. On the Master...

oceantracks
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recall 2 days ago
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Any tips on level matching when mastering in a hybrid system? I’m trying to compare what the outboard is doing, and so was...

phillus
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phillus 3 days ago
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Hi, I'm preparing original tracks for sale and download from a website. I'm mastering each track as a wave file which I will...

Marindakim
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CJ Mastering 1 week ago
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i have released numerous records sometimes using separate streaming masters when appropriate and sometimes using just a...

Jackdc100
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Arthur Stone 1 week ago
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Hey guys, an area of my track is clipping and I'm not sure how or why. I'm working in elevate and I have the ceiling set at...

Edward Shnapper
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DGillespie 1 week ago
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Hi everyone I want to make two master of the same project, one for cd production and one for streaming.. I normally master with...

DanMartini
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DanMartini 2 weeks ago
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Hello, Does anyone within Europe have the Golden Ears Audio Ear Training Programme CDs that they would like to sell? Thanks.

fragment67
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mottow 2 weeks ago
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hi there I'm doing a master with Ozone 9 and I'm facing an issue that makes me feel a complete novice: In the module dynamics,...

DanMartini
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darkalex 3 weeks ago
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Hi everybody. I know dithering is for when reducing bit depth. The label I'm working with would be releasing vinyl and bandcamp...

singaiya
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SmoothTone 4 weeks ago
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Hello there. I run a YouTube channel where I make video essays on shows/movies that I like. Currently, to record my voice, I use...

snspuderman
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CJ Mastering 11th December 2020
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Hey Slutz! I think everyone is finally on the same page that mastering is in fact necessary. But now that we’ve arrived at that...

jlasoul
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Nizzle 10th December 2020
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I've begun mastering for some small-time ambient/drone artists, and I think it's got to be the easiest genre to master in a lot...

Andrew Klimek
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Andrew Klimek 7th December 2020
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hi everyone, what are your advices for preparing a good mix before it's mastered? By looking around I saw that there are...

DanMartini
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DanMartini 4th December 2020
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Hi all, Here's a newb sort of question for one of the many patient mastering engineers present. I'm learning how to limit...

timboalogo
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timboalogo 3rd December 2020
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hi everyone, I'm working on a master where I'm using Izope's dynamics and I realized I went too far expanding the high end,...

DanMartini
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DanMartini 1st December 2020
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Hi! I am fighting with a track and I’m looking for guidance. The mix sounds good, but the snare tends to lose significantly...

Andrea
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Andrea 28th November 2020
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From 'back in the day"... ....I am used to using a TC Finalizer + 96k. But the one I have is in use. I need another 2 Ch...

Jules
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johannburkard 22nd November 2020
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I'll make it short and sweet: Best modern interface ~$500 with mastering quality D/A converters? Shoot!

NickLeoAudio
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B.Collins 15th November 2020
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Hi there, since a DDPi can be sent in higher resolution that 1648 does it make sense to let the pressing factory take care of...

DanMartini
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CJ Mastering 13th November 2020
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Hey guys! Quick question. Running Logic Pro X. Looking to run audio out of my interface and BACK in for printing. But looking to...

rallycapmusic
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rallycapmusic 9th November 2020
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db9091 7th November 2020
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Hi! I'm having an issue on the mastering side of things and wondered if one of you could shed some light on things. I...

Kris Pohl
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CJ Mastering 5th November 2020
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First let me say that I TRY to master my music and I'm in no way a Pro, although I've been working at it for some years now....

Ave.
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Oafashow 28th October 2020
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The rise of home recordists and audio hobbyists have impacted the professional territory of the music industry. Currently a trend...

coreyspencer
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coreyspencer 28th October 2020
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I have a stem of high hats and shakers where the shakers are way too quiet but the highhats are good I don't want to mess with...

dirtROBOT
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dirtROBOT 23rd October 2020
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When I first got into recording back in 2005 I simply loved capturing performances or song ideas. With kids a long hiatus came...

melodic dreamer
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melodic dreamer 21st October 2020
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Hi, I read that the recommend LUFS today for YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music is -14LUFS so I check a few songs. I downloaded from...

aviorrok
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aviorrok 19th October 2020
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I’ve searched for previous threads but was looking for a bit more discussion if possible. I only do this as a hobbyist, but am...

DamianL
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deedeeyeah 16th October 2020
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Sceptre S8+TS108 User here,also has adam a7x & NS10M pro. I'm very satisfied with Sceptre's sound field performance and...

Felix233
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ZENSIX 12th October 2020
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Hello Gearslutzzz, I'm doing some audio recordings again - after a 10 years break or so - and I need some help. I have...

_barnee
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_barnee 12th October 2020
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Hi all, I'm a high school teacher show is starting a big project that will involve the recording, editing and mixing of...

chiasson
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chiasson 10th October 2020
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Looking to have a couple of mixes recorded to cassette and back into Pro Tools for an alternative release. Anyone ever do this,...

tnipe
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DirkP 5th October 2020
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Hi all, Question for everyone here, but especially the Mastering Engineers if they don't mind. How in the hell do you master so...

Ferg1
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lucey 2nd October 2020
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"Mastering for Beginners:" Isn't that a bit like 'DIY Unexploded Bomb Disposal?'

razorboy
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razorboy 10th September 2020
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Situation: The project in question has both vocal and plug-in instrument tracks. I plan to prepare this project to be mixed and...

MusicMayqer
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CJ Mastering 1st September 2020
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I'm currently working on a song which has two vocals one is male vocal and the other is female vocal. I'm using...

josejayant13
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SmoothTone 29th August 2020
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A song I recently mixed and did my own make it louder master was uploaded to Reverbnation. On playback it sounds compressed and...

Jeff Tummond
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Jeff Tummond 29th August 2020
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Hi everybody, I recently started a collaboration as mixing and mastering engineer for a small funky house / disco house...

Concept B.
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CJ Mastering 29th August 2020
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Hi guys, I got a track mastered and the engineer gave me a version that is less compressed (in terms of dynamics) for streaming...

Jackdc100
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Jackdc100 28th August 2020
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Hi all, My first question on the board, I think. I have a project that I will master that contains a range of genres and...

timboalogo
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timboalogo 11th August 2020
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im in the mixing process of a song and im lacking some high end in the overall mix is it ok to strap a eq on the master channel?...

Newbie956
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RobertRyda 6th August 2020
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Hi there, I'm new to mastering so apologies if this is obvious.. :) Thank you in advance for your help. Two...

hellojoshgraham
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kuasalogam 24th July 2020
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I am new to the site. I came on here specifically to seek advice on having a song mastered. I'm an artist that lost the original...

Tigertron
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SmoothTone 15th July 2020
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Hello! I'm having a hard time finding my 1st Mastering EQ. I've had my eyes set on the Maag 4M, TK-Lizer 2 and a few others in...

optikstrange
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IAMGOD_OFFICIAL 15th July 2020
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Hi Guys, I hope you experts out there can help me out with this mastering question I have. Most of the reference tracks I...

fender__
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msmucr 6th July 2020
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My masters often come out quiet because I don’t push limiter as hard due to crackling (probably distortion would be more...

TS-12
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SmoothTone 5th July 2020
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Like the title says, is there a standard for this? How much silence do you leave on the actual file? In HOFA I can make the pre...

Trebor75
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Mindtree 30th June 2020
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I have Bob Katz's Mastering Audio (3rd edition) and was just wondering if it's worth buying Bobby Owsinski's book on mastering? I...

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bgood 28th June 2020
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Hi everyone, I'm upgrading my monitors and wondering if the PMC Result 6 are up to task for mastering? As I understand it,...

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CJ Mastering 19th June 2020
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Totally newbie here at mastering, but id like to try my hand in it, I mostly do things inside the box. so what plugins do you...

sunken0887
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CJ Mastering 10th June 2020

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