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Hi there, i am a german mastering engineer. Last weekend my whole studio was completely robbed!!! i have a list of stolen...

Peer Hahnefeld
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Pictus 4 weeks ago
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GEARSLUTZ.COM MASTERING FORUM - POST OF THE MONTH Hey everyone! Our friends at NUGEN Audio are sponsoring a "post of the...

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Riccardo 27th October 2017
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We have a new sub-forum titled "Mastering for Beginners" (see above) Some of the past threads will be moved there...

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Riccardo 22nd November 2013
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1) Please search the forum prior to posting. Many topics have already been discussed ad infinitum. This will avoid clutter and...

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Riccardo 11th October 2007
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Hi all, I've been a Mac user since I started mastering (about 7 or 8 years ago). Back then, coming from my production...

Hippocratic Mastering
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Thomas W. Bethe 7 minutes ago
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anyone else hearing this unintentional distortion at 1:02 on Kacey Musgraves new single 'Butterflies'? (right side more than...

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Lord Alvin 11 minutes ago
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Have been asked to sit on a panel to discuss MQA Oct 7th. Please help me out with links to any info pro or con that would add...

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David Spearritt 1 hour ago
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Gyraf G23


Thought I would start a thread here in the mastering forum on this EQ. This is a concept that I must admit I am very excited...

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SmoothTone 1 hour ago
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Softube - Weiss DS1-MK3 well now.

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Dave Davis 2 hours ago
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Mastering got really old so I sold my gear. If I wanted I could get the same out of plugs anyway, next time.

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Bushman 3 hours ago
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Hello I've mastered my album between -13 / -14 and uploaded to streaming services. It's kind of soft alt rock with...

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Lagerfeldt 3 hours ago
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Hey all, i am currently writing my dissertation on compression vs musicality in recent years. I am looking for mastering...

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Hermetech Mastering 3 hours ago
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Rev. 1 shown (no trim on front on this pic). Just got mine today, here are my initial thoughts. And a pic of the...

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Black Box Analog 4 hours ago
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guys, I'm listening to some of my favorite references CDs from the late 90s/ early 2000s and they sound great to me. I was...

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Jerry Tubb 5 hours ago
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There have been so many changes in "mastering" over the past 10 years I am wondering what you see mastering becoming in...

Thomas W. Bethe
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Thomas W. Bethe 6 hours ago
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Looking for some plugin advice please. I've been mastering totally in the box for a few years now, quite happily I might...

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scraggs 7 hours ago
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Hi all, I'm on the fence about getting a UAD PCIe card. I have used their precision buss compressor and limiter in the...

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psycho_monkey 12 hours ago
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The Sonnox Dynamic Equalizer was released June 6th and the timing couldn't have been better for me as I was about to dive into...

John Moran
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John Moran 18 hours ago
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Hi there, as pro mastering engineers, how would u guys rate the Tannoy precision 8 monitors (passive) for mastering purposes? Thx...

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Bushman 21 hours ago
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Hi Sorry i'm new to mastering. Currently i master my tracks using ozone 8 (previously ozone 5). I mix and master all ITB, no...

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jontornblom 1 day ago
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does anyone know of free software that can convert sound designer 2 files to .wav?

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pinokeyodohkeyo 1 day ago
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In 2009 I wrote a PDF called "Mixdown For Mastering Tips" which became immensely popular on the Internet, downloaded...

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Jerry Tubb 1 day ago
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Hello everyone, I saw there is no topic about this plug-in. I just bought it recently and i use it in conjunction with...

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Eklo 1 day ago
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As I am looking into a new set of Monitors, I've been reading quite a lot from you guys here. Now from what I...

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Ruairi 1 day ago
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Dear Fellows, I'm thinking on purchasing a new equaliser. I know this is a very personal thing...and kinda hilarious but,...

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fccmt 1 day ago
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This looks interesting... Balance Analog Magpha EQ plugin. — Balance Mastering Not sure what constitutes 'true...

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RedBaaron 1 day ago
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I'm having trouble with distortion being introduced when mastering. I can hear it when I isolate the bass and lead guitar. It...

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John Moran 1 day ago
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Ozone 8


Hasn't been mentioned here, because the upgrade policy etc are just a bloodbath. But really good processing. Spectral shaper...

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screentan 2 days ago
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Hi folks, Anyone got or used a HCL Thermos? From what I gather it's a 4 band parametric mastering EQ based on the Barry Porter...

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Dweaton 2 days ago
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I have put this in various different threads over the last few years but thought it deserved its own space as quite a few people...

Hermetech Mastering
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jpanderson80 3 days ago
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Hi guys, I want to get a monitoring/speaker system for doing mastering. I’ve been reading in this forum that a good entry...

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claus muzak 3 days ago
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Hi, I experience noise: a high pitched note in my converter, and would like to ask if you had this issue, how you solved it? I...

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KIDBILL 3 days ago
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Does anyone know who might sell (or manufacture) 1/2U 19" vented blank rack panels?

24-96 Mastering
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proxy 3 days ago
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Hi all, How much, if any, of a problem do you think it is to put "/" or ":" in track titles when they...

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Trakworx 5 days ago
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This is very hard to find so download while you can...thanks to Berkeley Audio Design for the upload: Model One Manual

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burns46824 5 days ago
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CD-Burn.DDP.Master | HOFA-Plugins woah, talk about upping your game! Looks like they are moving into the full mastering...

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mart 5 days ago
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I am actually having cognitive dissonance about this next post because I want to keep this box a secret weapon but the more...

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JP__ 5 days ago
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Focusrite Liquid Channel vs plug-ins? Any input? The Focusrite Liquid Channel seems attractive at its price, but I wonder if...

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soundmodel 6 days ago
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Hey Audio gang, I'm mastering a edm trap track. When i export it as an mp3 it suddenly clips at 0.6db and has stuff going in...

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Alexey Lukin 6 days ago
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So I am curious what people think about these, and what the experiences have been with the L70s.

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nyandres 1 week ago
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I've not seen mention of this DIY project here on Gearslutz and it looks fantastic. Built in M/S processing too which has to be a...

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DIGrecording 1 week ago
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How do you decide when a song's sound is finished? Or, how to get over the seemingly infinite iteration of different chains or...

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JLaPointe 1 week ago
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A client sent me some mixes to master. A number of them have a ridiculously low average level with a few “spikes” that hit...

Dave Polich
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Conundra 1 week ago
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I just upgraded my Mac Pro to High Sierra, and was dismayed to discover that it disabled my old Waveburner software, which I've...

Don Richmond
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Jerry Tubb 1 week ago
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I can really only afford 1 Mastering EQ after blowing the bank on my Neve Portico II Master Buss Processor. I can buy the BG3...

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tom682 1 week ago
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I would assume at the mastering stage open back headphones are the best choice since they provide more open sound. Which do you...

Glenn Bucci
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Hermetech Mastering 1 week ago
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Not sure if you all noticed already, but the good guys over at DDMF released a new and quite capable plugin analysis tool. It's a...

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cemski 1 week ago
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I haven't checked it out but it seems an ME would still be required to create fades, sequencing, CD montage, DDP file, etc. ...

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Thomas W. Bethe 1 week ago
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Hi folks, Thinking of adding one to work with a API 5500 for the analog part of the chain. Just curious who has one and...

Brian Foraker
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01010110 1 week ago
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So right after Christmas, Chris (who lives 5 minutes from me) calls and says he has a new optical bus comp he wants me to listen...

Bob Boyd
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turk sanchez 1 week ago
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Is the UAD Ampex ATR-102 still the best tape emulation for mastering? Are there any close or better alternatives? What say...

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GeneHall 1 week ago
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Hi, Lotta people commenting about the new loudness formats of online platforms (Spotify, iTunes, youtube etc.) ranging from -14...

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Dave Polich 1 week ago
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I'm currently syncing some footage to a mastered audio track in iMovie. Imovie is indicating to me that the peaks are clipping on...

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beau_mckee 1 week ago
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I'll be without my Avocet for a week or so while it's in for repair and Crane Song doesn't have a loaner in stock. I've exhausted...

Justin P.
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Justin P. 1 week ago


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