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Below I am sharing something that I send to my mastering clients when they inquire about targeting LUFS levels for streaming...

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Trakworx 5 days ago
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Dear friends and colleagues, it's with great sadness that I have to inform you my studio has been burgled, here in Los...

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Lazzaretto 6 days ago
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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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Hey Folks, Looking for tips and advice from you Mastering experts on how to use Reverb on the 2buss to glue everything...

Funny Cat
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Funny Cat 5 hours ago
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Hi guys, This video contains general and specialized information about the (mastering) compressor. It's relevant to anybody who...

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ChrisNunchuck 5 hours ago
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Got an email from Zynaptiq today, like many of you probably did, announcing their acquisition and support of Triumph, Myriad...

Shawn Hatfield
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eigentone1 5 hours ago
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Cant wait to find the time to put this up against Equilibrium. Most likely won't switch to it, but I've wanted one for...

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TanTan 9 hours ago
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Hey all. I really like the feature set and transparent sound of this compressor (Plugin Alliance version). However, I really...

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Eigenwert 9 hours ago
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Hey Guys, I recently bounced some tracks from 32 bit to 16 bit, and after bouncing I noticed the peaks on the 16 bit track...

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fuzulu 10 hours ago
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DBC-M Mastering Grade Audio Compressor - Buzz Audio Do you like? It's quite ugly but after searching again and again for a...

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cemski 10 hours ago
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Hello, I hope this is the right place to ask the question... Did anyone of you have a chance to directly compare Trinnov and...

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01010110 17 hours ago
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I usually don't listen to Coltrane in headphones. today I listened to this with headphones. the upright bass is up front and hard...

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Dlane 22 hours ago
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I went to the their web site and not only choose my Beyerdynamics 1990 but many others and tried the demo. I like my headphones...

Glenn Bucci
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fuzulu 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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Surbitone 1 day ago
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Can anyone suggest an AD converter that was used in the late 90’s early 2000’s for mastering. I want to get my feet wet with...

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Surbitone 1 day ago
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Trying my hand at more serious mastering. Recently I got the SPL IRON and ELYSIA APLHA(plugins). Both seem pretty...

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db9d9 1 day ago
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Softube - Weiss DS1-MK3 well now.

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ajscent 1 day ago
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Just posting here for those that might have missed the announcement otherwise, but DMG Audio will be releasing a multiband...

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miguelmarques 1 day ago
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I've definitively concluded that 24 bit uploads sound better than 16 bit uploads on Spotify. Now I'm trying to determine if...

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burns46824 1 day ago
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As this changes like the wind I thought I'd ask.. It appears the top runners at the moment are: TDR Limiter 6 DMG Eventide...

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Ruairi 2 days ago
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Hi Guys, So I'm in deep debate whether a hardware limiter is warranted or not. Here are a couple of conundrums I have reached....

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j.frad 2 days ago
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I'm not even sure if "the curious" pass through this forum anymore, but I was wondering what the "layman's"...

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Ruairi 2 days ago
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Just took Streaky's 3 Step Mastering Tutorial for a laugh. It lasted roughly an hour and he spent maybe 20 minutes on his 3...

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parisminzer 2 days 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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David Ray 2 days ago
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guyz, I have been mastering for 12 years. I have used all waves L crap series, UAD limiter, pro-l, Elephant, limitless,...

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janjaal 2 days ago
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Using Logic Pro X to mix a record of electronic rock. I have started to set up the mixes so that every single track is part of...

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JblKid95 2 days ago
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Reflecting with Covid pandemic...I've had quite a few bad experiences sending stuff off to mastering lately. This includes some...

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engmix 3 days ago
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I don't have access to a dealer or studio for comparison listening, but after as much research as possible into products at my...

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Earcatcher 3 days ago
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What are your views about the current scenario for Mastering Engineers? Do you consider a mastering engineer to be a White...

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scraggs 3 days ago
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I have a semi-audiophile hi-fi system with decent analog and digital gear. Nothing overly $$. And I've been into hi-fi listening...

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Laurend 3 days ago
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How do you prefer to remove crackle in a pop/rock mix? I thought I was going crazy at first, thinking I clipped something in...

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Miles Flint 3 days ago
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I always heard back in the day (back when i was hearing a lot of the sound i love and still do) that this thing has, regardless...

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Miles Flint 3 days ago
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Hello, I have an Adi-2 Pro and am currently considering a Crane Song HEDD Quantum so I can have two additional high quality...

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parisminzer 3 days ago
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Hi all, A question for the Pyramix users. As I understand it from the manual Pyramix allow one to playback audio at high...

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mpdonahue 4 days ago
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I'm glad I moved up from the Beyerdyanmic 990's to the 1990. They have a better bass response since they don't drop off so fast...

Glenn Bucci
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MatsNo 4 days ago
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Hey guys Have you seen this video? In this comparison vinyl sounds like **** compared to the original Wav Master...

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Glenn Bucci 4 days ago
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I like the stuff a lot, any more reviews please ? anyone hate it ?

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bmanic 4 days ago
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So, what's your definition of transparent compression...? Things like, a compressor is transparent if it doesn't color the...

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OTRM 5 days ago
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well any news and price info on this item ..... it would be a nice option next to my console .... would love to go parallel...

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Robb Robinson 5 days ago
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who is using the Dangerous AD+ here? couldn't find much user experience here on gearslutz, especially in the mastering...

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SoundEng1 6 days ago
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Hey folks, I have an Altec 1592a which I want to try for Summing/Mastering. As a mono unit I can't use it for stereo and I...

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Philbop 1 week ago
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Can you suggest a limiter/clipper - in the box - that is similar to clipping an A-D Converter like the infamous Lavry Gold and...

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Saxnscratch 1 week ago
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Hi I am testing different Spectrum analyzers, SPAN, Izotope Insight1/2, the Ones in Fabfilter ProQ, the one in AirEQ...

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Byron Pierce 1 week ago
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Hey Guys! Im new to this! I wanted to know your thoughts. Im looking to invest between Genlec 8341A vs ATC SCM25. Its hard to...

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Jantex 1 week ago
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Tokyo Dawn Labs new compressor is out now! Tokyo Dawn Labs | Tokyo Dawn Records The paid for "GE Version" really is a...

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TurboJets 1 week ago
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hey there, Curious if any of you have run into a mix that you are mastering where it seems there is consistently a low level...

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Thomas W. Bethe 1 week ago
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Hi all, I want to know if people would like to help start a list here of Mastering Studios which accept DSD format. I recently...

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boriscrispin 1 week ago
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How are you MEs faring in this economic environment? I'm here in San Francisco where we've been on "shelter in place"...

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Jerry Tubb 1 week ago
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Hi, I am looking for a good stereo mastering EQ to complement my Tegeler Audio EQP-1 for EDM and Techno mastering duties,...

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biksonije 1 week ago
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If you want to make sure your result is not biased by other people's observations, do the test before reading posts below or...

24-96 Mastering
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Stergios T. 1 week ago
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My mixes always end up needing a little brightening.. partly my ear preferring a darker sound, maybe (definitely) the room...

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Mindtree 1 week ago
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Hey everybody ! I'm considering adding a (hardware!) unit to my hybrid mastering toolbox for colouring / saturation / fattening...

Uli Auer
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mardyMcFly 1 week ago
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has anyone had a chance to audition the new dirac plugin solution yet? i imagine someone with a first-hand experience with a...

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sm5 1 week ago


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