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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...

Riccardo
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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...

jayfrigo
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jayfrigo 12th May 2008
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(I posted this in the forum "Newbie Audio Engineering + Production Question Zone" but I just got invited in this forum...

e95e
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e95e 1 day ago
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Really annoyed. If i master one of my songs with headphones, it sounds the way i want with headphones but bad with speakers. If i...

AlexAston
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TheKosherButcher 6 days ago
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Hey guys, i recently moved from Mac to PC and i'm not digging Ableton as a DAW for mastering. Thought it might be a good time to...

Barncore
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Barncore 1 week ago
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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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springer 2 weeks ago
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Hi all, So, I ain't new to the game of audio... but, I have to say, Mastering in just Software doesn't cut it at all. For...

Kayo
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Bushman 2 weeks ago
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Hi I'm trying to do an ITB master of one of my tracks. It's a techno track. I have a Waves API 2500 with about 3dB of GR, fast...

insomni.ac
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Ambroise 4 weeks ago
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Thanks and full credit to Techmoan. I grew up in the 60's and 70's using a variety of consumer-playback vinyl records 33, 45...

Arthur Stone
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Arthur Stone 4 weeks ago
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Hey all, I got a trial master (free) track back from an established engineer who has done big names. Not super big names but I...

Romdave
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lacnadon 1st November 2019
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Hello All, Is there any where I can get unmastered tracks or audio to practice mastering techniques on? cheers!

Bytecrew
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Eric Stravinsky 29th October 2019
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Is it because it is using analog compressor / gear? I tried to match those kind of volume and intensity. But i am only master...

1jordyzzz
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ardis 28th October 2019
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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 27th October 2019
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I've recently mastered a few of my songs using Wavelab 9.5 and Ozone 8 with maybe some additional compression. The default...

dgc4rter
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batsbrew 17th October 2019
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An indie/folk client of mine had me master her songs for streaming. She chose a ceiling of 14 LUFS which I had no problem...

Symphony Sid
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SmoothTone 28th September 2019
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Hi all My mastering process is fairly simple, mostly because I don't pretend to be a mastering engineer. Basically, it is...

axemanchris
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SmoothTone 21st September 2019
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When I get our stuff mastered (we've used guys like Bob Ludwig, Sterling Sound guys, etc) and compare back to references, I don't...

Musickiks
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CJ Mastering 20th September 2019
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Hello All, I am producing Deep House, very musical, taking a lot of care about melody and harmony, in fact is not focused in...

Diaultra
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danyull 18th September 2019
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Hi there, I'm after some advice /guidance. I'm a DIY musician recording for myself and friends. Recently recorded an EP and...

Shawnobi
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GYMusic 15th September 2019
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Is it true that he gain "10dB" of headroom when he clips the master bus at "+10dB" with this...

mynet
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SmoothTone 15th September 2019
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Hi i am starting to put out some music for myself and clients. I do not want to go off yet to a Master engineer. Hopefully down...

ktwalker76
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ktwalker76 5th September 2019
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Hey guys. I'm curious. how do you pro mastering engineers go about getting the vocals to be level during an album? What is your...

dannydawiz
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CJ Mastering 29th August 2019
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Hi, I would really appreciate some guidance with something, I’ve kinda been scratching my head about: I had a mix that...

phillus
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CJ Mastering 23rd August 2019
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I don't really feel like I need to master my acoustic tracks that I record simply with 1 mic. I got about -1.1db headroom and...

lastcall
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CJ Mastering 23rd August 2019
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I would like to try some mastering in studio one. What would be the best way to do it? I will want to master a couple of songs...

spektor
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CJ Mastering 11th August 2019
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I'm interested in getting information about what LUFS level and perceived loudness tell us about the spectral balance of the mix...

The 6th Beatle
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jproc 4th August 2019
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Or could the mastering chain be done all at the same time; EQ, compressor and limiter all set then the entire song(s) is passed...

slutbox
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E-Irizarry 21st June 2019
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I only have one song. I saw Justin P. make a comment. Why would you want to master an mp3? The studio owner passed away, shortly...

One Song
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One Song 12th May 2019
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Hi, I've queried two relatively big name mastering engineers for a project I'm working on. I'd prefer to leave their names out...

Romdave
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Bushman 9th May 2019
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Hi all, I'll start by saying thanks if you're reading this. I'm looking for some info about target delivery specs for audio...

StoneyBCN
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Deleted 691ca21 24th April 2019
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In this video I do a mastering for my modular synth track with Free VST plugins & Ableton Live! I show my mastering process...

Spyart
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Spyart 9th April 2019
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Simple question I think will be easily answered there: What hardware do I need to set up an entry level ITB mastering...

mrand
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Elsapo2001 27th March 2019
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good morning people i am a newbie in mastering and by all means not a pro. i am involved in music and pro audio for over 20...

busty_audio
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busty_audio 19th March 2019
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I am currently mixing on a project that was recorded live with about 80,000 people in attendance. Many shotgun mics were used to...

Honest Abe
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goom 4th March 2019
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I have spent the last two years learning through experience that 0db on the final mix in the box is too loud. I started using...

BoomWomb
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goom 4th March 2019
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Hey, I was looking at some reference tracks in my daw and noticed that some of my favorite tracks doesnt seem to be limited....

mister m
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mister m 18th February 2019
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My mastering chain tends to look like this: Ferric TDS (tape dynamic simulator). Usually just a touch of this, as I've already...

B. Toast
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CJ Mastering 17th February 2019
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Hi. Are any of you seasoned mastering engineers working with or worked with Focal Sopra 2 speakers? I have a chance of buying a...

fragment67
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CJ Mastering 17th February 2019
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I am having troubling from mastering Ableton in to logic. I have Ozone I am just not certain wither I should use it in ableton or...

ry.w.collins
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CJ Mastering 16th February 2019
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I'm new to mastering and working on a fairly long song using Logic X. If I open the Loudness Meter and start at the loudest...

deern
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Henrik Hjortnaes 10th February 2019
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I'm mastering a song that I hope can be submitted to streaming services who recommend -2.0 dBTP. According to Logic Pro's Level...

deern
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FabienTDR 3rd February 2019
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I'm new to mastering (Logic X Pro) and want to put my songs on Bandcamp and Spotify. Spotify's FAQ page specifies "that...

deern
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deern 30th January 2019
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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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FreshProduce 30th January 2019
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Hey guys, something that's really bugging me and hopefully someone could help out. If I have sonarworks at the end of my...

Edward Shnapper
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busty_audio 9th January 2019
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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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fragment67 9th January 2019
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Hi, I've been doing a lot of amateur mastering (yeah..) for years for friends, which are mostly jams, experimental or arty...

Data_Shrine
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Data_Shrine 1st January 2019
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good morning slutz i need some help concerning the calibration level in my a/d. it is already at +4dbu / -18dbfs for my...

busty_audio
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S_mask 28th December 2018
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Hi, I have been mastering itb, but just took delivery of a Tegeler Manufaktur master compressor. I have been using a Roland...

frodebass
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MASSIVE Master 6th December 2018
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Heya!! Dunno if this is the right place to post but here goes. I wanna practice some mixing and mastering but i dont know...

angelairevenger
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MASSIVE Master 3rd December 2018
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So here's my question. Let's say I'm targeting -14 LUFS with a -1dBTP headroom that Spotify asks for. When I'm using Pro L2 for...

Jargonfilter
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Jargonfilter 2nd December 2018
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Looking for opinions on whether it makes sense for me to re-use tape multiple times. I have a bulk eraser, but I typically don't...

BoomWomb
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BoomWomb 24th November 2018
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Hi all: I have been producing for about 20 years now. Started at the bottom with hardware that I could afford and later moved...

tuj
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MixedSignals 12th November 2018

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