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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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BT Mastering 6th October 2018
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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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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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b0se 2 hours ago
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I'm a musician/producer, but I thought I'd relate my problems with Instagram audio to you mastering people as it may be of...

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danthonymusic 2 hours ago
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I am currently looking for the best 16 bit A/D converter that does straight conversion with no dithering involved(albeit a...

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OldHat 4 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 6 hours 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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JP__ 6 hours ago
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I have numerous outboard and ITB EQ's for mixing and would like to purchase a single EQ plugin for mastering purposes. I plan to...

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Slug1 20 hours ago
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Hi all - Now that we've had a few years of streaming services normalizing volumes, and many more years of loudness war...

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Bart Nettle 21 hours ago
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I know, here’s another thread about clipping the converters, but I did not find anything regarding the UAD Apollo converters,...

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geeorge 22 hours ago
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Hi friends, I have a question seeking your wisdom ;-) How do you setup your mastering chain to most easily switch between...

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Saxnscratch 1 day ago
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I have a theory about clipping a\d converters that I need the experts here to make sense of. I did a test in protools while I'm...

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Jvonfranco 1 day ago
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Hello, I’m gonna try to make this short and to the point. I’ve been tracking and mixing my own music since 2005ish OTB...

Brian M. Boykin
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SmoothTone 1 day ago
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As we're entering a new year I thought it might be fun and informative for users of this board to detail any attempts they're...

Hippocratic Mastering
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aleatoric 1 day ago
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I'm in the market for a Vari Mu. I'm interested to know if anyone has had the opportunity to demo this unit and A/B it against...

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method1 1 day ago
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Lets talk your anti-harshness techniques of choice. ITB, OTB? Shelf vs bell? First in the chain, middle, last before...

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kirito 2 days ago
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In market for Transparent compressor before my Manley Variable Mu. Both compressors are considered to be Transparent. So whats...

amit monga
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geeorge 2 days ago
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I know this question is going to annoy analog purists but maybe there are some hybrid guys that have the knowledge to answer this...

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emy_knopfler 2 days ago
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SSL Fusion


There's a new product by SSL called the Fusion. I got to use it briefly and was pretty impressed with it. I would have liked...

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iLex 2 days ago
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Iv tried it in the High End forum with no luck. Are There any Vintage EQs from the 70s and 80s except ITI/Sontec you can use...

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Bart Nettle 2 days ago
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Hi, I do not need a Multiband Compressor very often, and i also know modern units like the Tube Tech SMC2BM. I was just...

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Michael_ 2 days ago
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Most threads are about what gear people have bought. Havnt read much about peoples own designs/builds except for some...

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Greg Reierson 3 days ago
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MFIT sucks


I just finish some masters for a client which should be published in different online distribution services. Now his label ask...

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Em2016 3 days ago
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Hello there, Just wondering if anyone out there who has mastered for vinyl has used the Massive Passive's LPFs for that...

Iron Octopus
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SonicLegacy 4 days ago
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Talking about analog hardware - I'm interested in the differences between fattening low end using EQ vs using transformer...

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Trakworx 4 days ago
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Hi all, We are preparing to launch our first offering in the new Mastering Suite Editions units, the 1ru Stereo Germanium...

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TonyS 4 days ago
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Hello, I have a few questions regarding loudness normalization, plugin use and metering when producing Classical content for...

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NReichman 4 days ago
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Hi all, wasn't sure to post this in here or in the "Music Computers" forum... TL;DR: I am looking for a mastering DAW...

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Apostolos Siopis 4 days ago
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Looking for a compressor to pair with (like a yin and yang) my lovely VSC-2. I have had both Foote Compressors (lovely boxes but...

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eternalsound 4 days ago
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I need a break as I've moved onto other things for a while.

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eternalsound 4 days ago
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I'm in the market for a new AD/DA. And just as I'm about to settle on a Lynx Hilo, Apogee comes out with it's new...

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Paul Vnuk Jr. 4 days ago
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So this new Lavry Gold Quintessence DA has been out for a couple of years now. It's replaced the now discontinued DA924 & yet...

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Marko.G 5 days ago
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I just received an e-mail from MAAT digital claiming to be releasing an upgrade to the Algorithmix PEQ Orange Linear Phase EQ...

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TimPani 5 days ago
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Hi guys! Happy new year to all! I'm about to pull the trigger on a grace M905 monitor controller for my home studio. Do...

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Hermetech Mastering 5 days ago
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There's a lot of confusion about what sample rate to use for YouTube. YouTube's own guidelines for music videos Bit depth: 24...

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Danielbest1 5 days 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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AreYouHuman 5 days ago
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Gapless playback for an album… In general but also in consideration of Spotify. I know it's possible but is there anything...

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escape set 5 days ago
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Hi, As I cant demo any of them, I have asking you which one will work better as a sec compressor after Foote p3s a me. I...

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SonicLegacy 5 days ago
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Since this equalizer has been discussed a bit more than usual recently & it seems quite a few mastering people are using it,...

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nOiz 5 days ago
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What are your go-to combinations of clipping and limiting plugins? How do you use them? When do you use them? What is the...

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Slug1 6 days ago
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Any body using Ampex ATR 102 for Mastering?

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burns46824 6 days ago
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Would you guys recommend me a master bus compressor to combine with what i have? Namely I have a Pultec EQ, followed by an...

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Boxtone 6 days ago
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Hi guys, I'm looking to upgrade from my Prism Lyra AD side. So I'd like to know how compares Dangerous AD+ vs the Crane song...

E Artsy Moods
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Avantmidi 6 days ago
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I'm wondering if a gain range modification is (reasonably easily) possible on the Avalon 2055 EQ. Has anyone ever looked into...

24-96 Mastering
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nOiz 6 days ago
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the api 5500 is a great EQ to have in the rack, but unfortunately he has a hum issue which comes from the magnetic field of the...

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axisrecording 1 week ago
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Sonnox announced that starting tomorrow all plugs are 50% off. So I demoed the upgraded G5 Brick Wall Limiter. I compared it to...

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jondoe1972 1 week ago
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Just converted my Apogee Symphony I/O MKII 8x8+8 Mic Preamps into an Apogee Symphony I/O MKII 2x6 SE Mastering Edition...

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TanTan 1 week ago
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This topic is dedicated to aiwindows plugins, but may also cover combinations of them being used along with other...

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theMuzzl3 1 week ago
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Please give me your suggestions! I am mostly interested in VST Plugins, but if you swear by your hardware unit(s), I want that...

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Jerry Tubb 1 week ago
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I worked with an ME one time that would basically do whatever I asked. "Do you want it darker/brighter, louder, more...

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Jerry Tubb 1 week ago
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Today I downloaded and used Stageone on a single. I have to say I dont like wideners per se, I tend to not use them unless as...

Giuseppe Zaccaria
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Giuseppe Zaccaria 1 week ago
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Anyone tried this? Really impressive. Not a full digital mastering EQ by any stretch, lacks a few vital tools...

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theMuzzl3 1 week ago


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