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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 days 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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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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Boxtone 10 hours 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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ianshepherd 10 hours ago
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I see great reasons to keep audio dynamics/loudness in mind. The appearance of advanced loudness and peak detection algorithms is...

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thedberg 11 hours 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 12 hours ago
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What about these limiters? They're mostly used for broadcast. Has anybody used them for mastering? Hows the compressor, hows the...

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Joe_caithness 14 hours ago
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Softube - Weiss DS1-MK3 well now.

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Asher Bay 15 hours ago
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Hello friends, I need some guidance. I searched the forums and did not find the information I need. I would be very grateful...

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Folkie 21 hours ago
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I've been demo'ing them lately and i don't understand why they aren't more talked about and highly regarded. I'm no audiophile by...

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Dr. Mordo 22 hours ago
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ahhh ****! i hate saturators, eenhancers etc. maybe it's my imagination but i always find something nice about the different...

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SmoothTone 1 day ago
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For A/D, I'm using a PM1 and capturing with a Tascam DV-RA1000HD. (The PM1 is a recent acquisition...) I'd normally have the...

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duke89061 1 day ago
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I posted a thread over in hi end about a pair of speakers that came in for evaluation three weeks ago that I ended up...

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Luke Skywalker 1 day ago
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Hi all, Getting back into it after a long hiatus and am thinking about doing physical releases on my own via...

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Boxtone 1 day ago
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Has anyone tried a pair of these for mastering? Seems like it could be a nice broad stroke option to have in the...

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teebaum 1 day ago
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Curious if any ME's here use Acustica Nebula or Acqua plugins for mastering. If so, which ones & why. thanks

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RJHollins 1 day ago
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Hey GS, I'm looking for a super transparent comp to put after my Knif Vari Mu II. I currently have a tube tech SMC-2B, SSL...

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Fred_Abstract 1 day ago
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iTunes soundcheck and spotify volume normalization raising questions? I get the principle. iTunes normalizes to -16 LUFS int...

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SmoothTone 2 days ago
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Okay, so how much does hardware vs software compression really matter? Even though I have some okay outboard (COMP-2A, Behringer...

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whiteaxxxe 2 days ago
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I've been demoing this one for the last few hours. You can do some pretty deep processing with it on program material. Have any...

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ardis 2 days ago
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Hi All, Here's something I've been working on with MeterPlugs recently - it's not 100% a mastering service but this forum...

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ianshepherd 2 days ago
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To prove that once was old is new again... One may argue that it was already mastered the first time so why master it again?...

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studer58 2 days ago
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Hi all, I'm thinking about purchasing Wavelab Pro soon. It seems to have pretty much all the features I'd like and need .... but...

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spaceman 2 days ago
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Miad EQ


Has anyone else tried these in their room yet. I have a pair on demo that I can't let go. Amazing boxes. They have the bottom...

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MIAD 2 days ago
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alemass 3 days ago
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Since this is the mastering forum, this might be of interest for you...

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da goose 3 days ago
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Just curious to hear some of your workflow as it relates to plugin recall during album masters. Are you using automation to...

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Apostolos Siopis 3 days 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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sdaino 3 days ago
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Xxyyxx - Red An electronic beat. I really like the effect on this, and i'm pretty sure it's on the overall mix. Is there some...

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Barncore 3 days ago
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I've been in the process of upgrading my DAC situation. I was using something that was an old standard but solid. With the...

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01010110 3 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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ApogeeDigital 4 days ago
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Hello, Im in the market for some mastering monitors and ive read many threads stating the high end KEF and B&W are great...

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BrandNew 4 days ago
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looks like an interesting and inexpensive mastering-eq! Has anyone heard it...

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teebaum 4 days 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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SmoothTone 4 days ago
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Is there anything that will let you scan a full stereo track and give you a phase meter readout for the entire thing? I mean...

Hermetech Mastering
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Hermetech Mastering 4 days 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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Macaroni 4 days ago
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Hello, Does anyone know if there is someone in Europe who does the T-Bar mod on Vari Mu's ? Don't really want to send it to...

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joulss 4 days 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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allstar 4 days 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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macc 5 days ago
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Hey guys, I figure I'll post here because this computer is going to be used mostly for mastering purposes. I posted over in...

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Martel80 5 days ago
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Is "mastering for loudness" a sign of bad masterer?

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Joe_caithness 5 days ago
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Hi, I'm having a problem with iPhone 3G speaker when playing back my podcast file (just a plain voice track without any...

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Maxually 5 days ago
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When sending out hot refs, don't make them hotter than the target range for your genre. Louder and brighter is all better to the...

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lucey 6 days ago
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This looks interesting... Balance Analog Magpha EQ plugin. — Balance Mastering Not sure what constitutes 'true...

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tubeing 6 days ago
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We're designing a high end tube mastering EQ and are very excited about it. So we are asking you for a little input to come up...

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robot:. 1 week ago
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I get a lot of PMs and FB messages asking an opinion on this or that. If anyone has a specific mastering or production ? for me...

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lucey 1 week ago
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Has anyone here ever used Hit Bound Manufacturing to press records? They are based out of Brooklyn, NY, and offer ridiculously...

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dietrich10 1 week ago
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I never thought i would miss it but sometimes I do. I never used the compressor as intended. I have much better compressors, but...

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loji 1 week 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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tedmanzie 1 week ago
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Show your Mastering set up 2012jkthtyrt

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Graphorium 1 week ago
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Why does the Weiss DS1 cost so much? Also, why does Softube DS1 cost so much?

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the3030club 1 week ago
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Hello Are there proof that spotify normalize audio at -14LUFS? I did some empirical A/B comparations between mp3s downloaded...

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msmucr 1 week ago


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