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Files here:!InggRS4K!ztYVoN9G7H46yqF7TBYlOw]Mastering Compressor Comparison The compressors include: ADT...

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NorthernDirtSounds 1 day ago
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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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Sky 2 weeks 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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lowland 28th February 2021
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thom wettstein and I have compared a few eq's to each other. next to my eq's knif soma knif eksa gyraf g23-s tube tech...

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AudiotalesDesign 2nd February 2021
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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 have this strange problem, that the stereo width of a track gets smaller, when I use outboard equipment. I really tried...

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coreyspencer 7 minutes ago
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I follow up the Massive pasive Tricks? What about Cranesong STC 8 tricks? Any favorite Preset settings? Do you use the V modes...

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OTRM 1 hour ago
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I'm curious if anyone has any interesting solutions for a FabFilter Pro-L2 Control Surface? I need it for an otherwise 100%...

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Brent Hahn 1 hour ago
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I'm confused. I've read a lot on that topic, and i'm even more confuse. I hope someone here can help me If the final master...

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Greg Reierson 4 hours ago
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So, I picked up a couple new reference discs, because they won Grammies for ‘Best Engineered Album,’ and because they’re in...

Resort Records
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IM WHO YOU THINK 4 hours ago
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How do you achieve the hard clipped sound of Hip Hop/Pop without actually making stuff sound "choked", for the lack of...

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IM WHO YOU THINK 4 hours ago
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So, I know every song is different, but lets just say you've received the perfect mix- everything sounds even and nothing you'd...

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Jerry Tubb 9 hours ago
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Interested in Overstayer. But which one for mastering? Overstayer Modular Channel Overstayer M-A-S Overstayer NT-02A I'm...

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polybonk 12 hours ago
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Not sure where to put this one, but it looks like people posts about Wavelab here, so here goes: I just reinstalled everything...

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Nonlinear 16 hours ago
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Anyone here that can still transfer DDP on Exabyte? Old archive that needs to be transferred to wav

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Joe_caithness 1 day ago
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what would it be - and why? I choose: DMG Equilibrium, Multiplicity and Limitless. Super sound and flexibility. Just for...

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nick b 1 day ago
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Dear ELDERS OF THE INTERNET, I want to ask the hive mind this question in relation to my MA thesis in Music (your answers maybe...

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Surbitone 1 day 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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AudiotalesDesign 1 day 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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DBarbarulo 1 day ago
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Hi guys, I would like to focus the attention on this new design and topology...

Giuseppe Zaccaria
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AudiotalesDesign 1 day 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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FabienTDR 2 days ago
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as no digital tape emulation really satisfies me and i have little experience with hardware tape emulations, i would like to ask...

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jpanderson80 2 days ago
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Hi all! Which mastering compressor do you recommend for under 1K? After mastering ITB for quite some time (I know, I know)...

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cmwolf 2 days ago
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Hi. I think I'm finally done with Soundblade HD. Been a user for years and it's just too flaky to use. So many little things...

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MrG 3 days ago
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Bettermaker Mastering compressor: How does this sound? Which Vca compressor can we compare to this? I have not found a single...

amit monga
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macc 3 days ago
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Hi, Preferably in Europe. I searched the forum but could not find a recent thread. I have this master 1/2 inch tape with 3...

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domino 3 days ago
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Hi guys I’m using some outboard gear to do my final masters, But having problems getting a true left and right balanced...

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Yetti 3 days ago
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Hi everyone! FinalCD now supports upsampling, partially (as said on their site it partially upsamples, so I tested only...

Stereo Flux
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Stereo Flux 3 days ago
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I've decided to Get a Manley SLAM and want an additional compressor to use in conjunction or as an alternative. I was wondering...

Kory Baugus
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qslprod 4 days ago
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Hi, I just wanted to share something I found that helps for mastering your music for Vinyl using Kunaki's Vinyl service. A bit...

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Joe_caithness 4 days ago
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Hi there! I'm searching for a good mid-level mastering speaker and i've got the oppurtunity to try the Proac studio 100...

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protools 5 days ago
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Hi everyone, I have a Mytek 8x192 ADDA which I am using for tracking and feeding my chain. I recently got a Mytek Manhattan...

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Greg Reierson 5 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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Jesse Skeens 5 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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Zmago Šmon 5 days ago
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Not sure if this is the right place to ask, sorry if it's not. It's not a done deal but I'm thinking about getting a pair of...

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Pgsmusic 6 days ago
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Hello, I´m planning to test a Lyra in my setup and as I´m not using USB (RME AES +AIO here) and only need 1 stereo line i/o,...

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da Vinci 6 days ago
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I want a nice comp on the bus after my 8200. I'd like something controlling but cool - like a strict teacher but she's hot....

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OTRM 6 days ago
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How many mastering people here have an Ampex ATR deck? and do you have 1/4 inch or 1/2 inch? I'm getting one for my studio to...

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GYMusic 1 week ago
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Good morning everyone, Before I go any further I am NOT an expert nor a mastering engineer. My point here is not to bash other...

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doom64 1 week ago
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I downloaded the Taylor Swift single "Look What You Made Me Do" from Amazon. Sure enough it's mastered nearly too -7...

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JDO 1 week ago
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For anyone using this combination, I’m curious about the Low Power setting vs using the IEM output. The LCD-1 is rated at...

Jeremiah Sheets
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Jeremiah Sheets 1 week ago
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unfortunately t.c. has stopped the production of the bmc-2. now I am looking for a small, digital monitor controller - digital in...

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pentagon 1 week ago
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Hi Guyz, I've searched on the forum and i only found an old post about this topic. So, i'm living in EU, Italy, i'm running a...

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Deptronic 1 week 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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MogwaiBoy 1 week ago
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Quick pop into the Mastering Forum to ask how do pro mastering engineers feel about radio stations that use processors like...

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Digital Crush 1 week 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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bkbirge 1 week ago
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Hi , Is it worth buying in 2021 the legendary TC 6000 Native with MD3/4 for mastering? Do you think it's a waste of money as...

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thermos 1 week ago
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Hello, Been doing lots of reading about the Varis and listening to the big compressor shootout, and close to getting it, but...

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copiapoa 1 week ago
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Dear everyone While dealing with clients wishing for very loud masters and you manage to make it sound good, clear & loud...

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melopie 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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andersmv 1 week ago
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Are there any headphones with noise cancellation that are useful for serious monitoring, or is the process too damaging to the...

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mizzle 1 week 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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Bloodstar57 2 weeks ago
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Don't know how many of you are AES members. There's an interesting paper regarding automated mixing in the current issue of the...

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Edward_Vinatea 2 weeks ago
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I had an issue with a unit drifting right, between a whole 1-2 db and also having sudden level changes when set and left. Did...

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Artcutech 2 weeks ago
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Greetings, I'm new to this forum, though have visited it regularly to glean information. I'm a singer/songwriter and I'm building...

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DAH 2 weeks ago