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Old 17th December 2017
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industry standard processors in the 80s

I really love the sound of the early 80s. You know Bryan Adams-Reckless, Bruce Springsteen-Born in the USA and so on.
What was in the rack of the top mastering studios those days?
Which plugins can emulate them the best?
Old 17th December 2017
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The sound of those records happened in the studio the day they were played. Great performances on great instruments recorded by engineers who knew where to put the mic and then get out of the way. It happened in the tracking. Mixing and mastering used much less processing than is common today. Full spectrum capture of all of the instruments, less compression, more headroom, less concern with loudness. Basically avoiding all of the bad habits the industry has picked up picked up in the last 25 years.

Mastering isn't where that sound happens.
Old 18th December 2017
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Haha, first tool that comes to my mind is the APHEX EXCITER.
Brightens up the muffled tape sound and makes everything shine (or harsh and annoying ))
Old 18th December 2017
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mastering in those time where mostly done thru Neumann SP transfer consoles, 1 compressor, a 3 band eq HP & LP filter that's it, those processors had lil' boxtone, the sound where made before ... great musicians composers arrangers, good instrument, good tracking, good mix ... in that time mastering where very minimal, mostly about doing a faithfull and good transfer .
Old 18th December 2017
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I really love the sound of the early 80s. You know Bryan Adams-Reckless, Bruce Springsteen-Born in the USA
Both mixed by Bob Clearmountain and mastered by Bob Ludwig.
Old 24th December 2017
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Both mixed by Bob Clearmountain and mastered by Bob Ludwig.
Is there any plugin that can emulate those guys?
Old 24th December 2017
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Is there any plugin that can emulate those guys?
Old 24th December 2017
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mastering in those time where mostly done thru Neumann SP transfer consoles, 1 compressor, a 3 band eq HP & LP filter that's it, those processors had lil' boxtone, the sound where made before ... great musicians composers arrangers, good instrument, good tracking, good mix ... in that time mastering where very minimal, mostly about doing a faithfull and good transfer .
Would any of the UAD limiters/compressors/EQs do?
Or are there something better out there.
If I´m going for that sound.

Or would say Ozone work as well if used gently?
Old 24th December 2017
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The sound of those records happened in the studio the day they were played. Great performances on great instruments recorded by engineers who knew where to put the mic and then get out of the way. It happened in the tracking. Mixing and mastering used much less processing than is common today. Full spectrum capture of all of the instruments, less compression, more headroom, less concern with loudness. Basically avoiding all of the bad habits the industry has picked up picked up in the last 25 years.

Mastering isn't where that sound happens.
Old 24th December 2017
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Definitely gonna get that one!
Old 24th December 2017
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just pro people no wannabe's had work at this time with alot of experience.
i think 80% of the people today get no job in the industry in the old days...
maybe for cleaning the studio
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