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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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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...

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busty_audio 3 hours ago
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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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Poinzy 5 days ago
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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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SmoothTone 1 week ago
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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 2 weeks ago
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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 2 weeks ago
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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 4 weeks ago
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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 4 weeks ago
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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 4 weeks ago
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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 4 weeks ago
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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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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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Hermetech Mastering 31st January 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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Hello, im just starting out in the mastering world. I'm using Prism Lyra converters, a Fabfilter Pro Limiter and FF Pro Q 2 and...

fragment67
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ira_the_mick 31st October 2018
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Hello, I recently posted an ad asking for advice on speakers for mastering for around £1000 for a beginner, which brought in a...

fragment67
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fragment67 28th October 2018
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I would like to know for streaming and bandcamp. I love dynamics and air. What rms to master at? Thank you. Is it important to be...

spektor
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MUSICMUSIC 20th October 2018
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I'm looking for a freeware program that can normalize audio to a certain RMS value. Something I can explain easy how to use for...

cooker
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spleenless 16th October 2018
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Hi guys, First post! I apologise in advance if this post gets a bit long-winded, and I'd really appreciate any advice! I've...

ChewyJetpack
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poole 1st October 2018
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Dithering advice please. My source files are 32b / 96k. For 16b /44k files would it be better to render/ dither directly to 16b /...

ceemusic
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SmoothTone 22nd September 2018
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After searching the web and here, I think I have a good understanding on how MFIT works but there are some things I couldn't get...

cooker
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cooker 19th September 2018
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Hello everyone, I have a question here: I need to send a CD Master to a label. For this, I of course have dithered the files...

Suspiria
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CJ Mastering 14th September 2018
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Hi I recently bought a copy of Wavelab Pro 9.5 and I am struggling to wrap my head around one specific thing. I...

Kris Pohl
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Kris Pohl 12th September 2018
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I was curious as to how some of my favourite songs/albums, when analyzed, have waveforms that don't fully brickwall near 0dbFS on...

MogwaiBoy
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MixedSignals 9th September 2018
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Hey people, So my digital distribution company is telling me that Spotify is asking for a FLAC file of my master. Whether...

semur01
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ninjagaijin 6th September 2018
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Hey Guys, Just wanted some advice, I have the opportunity to buy some brand new genelec 1236A for $9500. Primary use would be...

Truthtrader
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Jantex 29th August 2018
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I recently read an article that was an interview with my favorite electronic band, and one of the members gave a very interesting...

mrdos
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Weile 24th August 2018
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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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bgrotto 20th August 2018
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Good day I’m interested in learning to Master audio and have decided to begin ITB and see if it’s for me. I was wondering...

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[email protected] 16th August 2018
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Hoping to get some really wise, foresighted, info, out of this question. I make EMD, rap and hiphop.... I want to really stress...

Camplo
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Camplo 7th August 2018
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Hi! I would like an information of who usually works with analog and AD clip. 1. Is it possible to keep unit gain until it...

gilmanoel
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SmoothTone 4th August 2018
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Hello, I've having some difficulty with the low end in this track and I am looking for advice. Specifically, I can't seem to...

fender4593
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CJ Mastering 20th July 2018
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My question specifically pertains to workflow when preparing to send multiple tracks through a compression element of an analogue...

James Lehmann
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James Lehmann 15th June 2018
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The question is, does it make sense? I only did mastering ITB so far, but I would love to get some nice stereo eq for polishing...

Christian C
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Christian C 12th June 2018
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Hi, I've been working on a record which is just instrumental/soundtracks (it's a concept kind of thing) and all of the songs...

tridlo
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Riccardo 11th June 2018
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Did a Twitch stream today covering my hybrid in the box and analog setup mastering tutorial. I'm not the most eloquent speaker...

fuse
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fuse 2nd June 2018
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Just wondering if anyone can offer some advice on how should a spectrum analyser look on a good mixdown for general dance...

Noodlez
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CJ Mastering 27th May 2018
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What with Yanny and Lauren exploding all over social media right now, which is very similar to the Tritone Paradox that many of...

mitchiemasha
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mitchiemasha 21st May 2018
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would like to understand the use of a compressor in mastering in conjunction with a limiter. Why isn't the limiter alone...

andy3
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Hermetech Mastering 13th May 2018
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I'm an amateur making two-channel Blumlein recordings of a singer-songwriter who has no mic technique. In an otherwise lovely...

Mike48
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bitman 11th May 2018
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Hey, When mastering for vinyl, how do you make cue-sheets? I'm on mac.

mister m
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Justin P. 7th May 2018

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