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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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Hermetech Mastering 2 weeks ago
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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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Hello everyone! I have the Manley Vari Mu and API 2500 as my analog compressors, I'm happy with them. However, to have...

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Tim Farrant 1 hour ago
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DMG Audio : Products : Multiplicity Looks like perhaps the dream multiband tool I've been waiting for... Anyone beta-tested...

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Mimieux 1 hour ago
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Hi all. This is the additional test to the units we testet in this threads: mastering eq comparison test mastering compressor...

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Paul_G 2 hours ago
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About the "Thermionic Culture: THE KITE" you read here little to nothing (as well as about the "the...

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teebaum 4 hours ago
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So far I always tried to preserve a high sampling rate as long as possible when doing masters, so SRC is done after limiting...

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Justin P. 7 hours ago
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Do you think that effort can migitate difference between "ITB" and "OTB"? Recently I've been back to trying...

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12tone 8 hours ago
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Wow. Randomly was checking the Bettermaker site and what do I see? A mastering EQ with a totally new interface a la the...

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Slug1 9 hours ago
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Softube - Weiss DS1-MK3 well now.

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X-Pand Sound Mastering 14 hours ago
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Hey, I'm an indie singer-songwriter type and I have just completed recording a full-length album (12 songs) which I plan to...

Dave King
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scraggs 14 hours ago
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Hi ! It’s time for me to find a perfect de-esser plugin for Mastering. Transparent De-essing and de-harshing are my main...

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ardis 15 hours ago
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I’m curious as to whether it’s common for the radio singles from a release to be mastered in their own right, specifically...

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Bob Olhsson 15 hours ago
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Gyraf G24


Thought I'd start a thread on this one - had it in my rack for just under a week now. I wanted to write a proper review, but have...

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finetuner 18 hours 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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rwhitney 1 day ago
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Is there still not a "versatile"/do-all compressor "topology"? Particularly, I've been trying to find an...

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zvukofor 1 day 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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fradoca 1 day ago
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I need to 1 mastering sound card with with this parameter : 1. +24 dbu in/out or more ... 2. 24 bit / 96 khz 3. just 2...

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gorka 1 day ago
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Anyone have experience with these? They are finally coming to the States. Yamaha NS-5000 Loudspeakers Review & Test |...

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Quantumphysics 2 days ago
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I've recently had the opportunity to demo the MAAG EQ4M whilst my ageing NSEQ-2 standard has gone in for repair. Although as...

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Ben F 2 days ago
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Not trying to spark the usual tail chasing or armchair philosophizing that seems to always results from such topics, but suffice...

Apollo del Rio
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Apollo del Rio 2 days ago
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Hello guys! I am new posting in this site, although I have been following it for a couple of years now. I am writting to...

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Jerry Tubb 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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Paul_G 2 days ago
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Hey, I just made a hiphop kind of track in Ableton. As i just got myself a Tascam 38 i obviously had to try bouncing it on...

hatty gersack
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Paul_G 3 days ago
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how wide stereo image of audio can be accept be pressing plant is it somes to vinyl ? are there any rules and safety...

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mcsnare 3 days ago
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Hoping this is the correct forum for this Q :) Those of you using a mix of digital and analog equipment in your...

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mattiasnyc 3 days ago
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hello! what is your favourite mastering EQ (hardware only) for hi mids boosts as well as for high boosts? thank you vlado

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teebaum 3 days ago
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audiowreck 5 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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JVFM 6 days ago
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I'm curious, how many of you actually use tape emulation when mastering? I auditioned the UAD ATR 102 last week and for the life...

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JVFM 6 days ago
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I've got the Waves Abbey Road Vinyl plugin on the master of a couple of my tracks I'm sending to master. The mastering engineer...

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Dr. Mordo 6 days ago
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Do you ever? If so, when, why, and how? I haven't found specific usage out of this methodology, but I would like to find...

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TanTan 1 week ago
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hey folks! we recently released our first EP. 2 days ago it was finally available on Spotify too but when i listened to it i...

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Ben F 1 week ago
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This free one LoudMax imo is better than iZotope Maximizer, Limiter 6 and any of the build in tools of Propellerhead Reason,...

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johannburkard 1 week ago
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Did some of you work with the new Gyraf G21 in a mastering sessions?

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Hippocratic Mastering 1 week ago
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I'm trying to hear the difference between a WAV and MFiT file my Mastering Engineer provided me with of the same song - I can't...

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Bob Olhsson 1 week ago
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Guys: This little free plug is great! Is there a paid plug that does the same but w/higher quality? Just wondering......

Claude G.
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blaugruen7 1 week ago
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I'm mixing and mastering my own work for an online series, and have come up against an issue in trying to get a sonic balance...

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eternalsound 1 week ago
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I know all the streaming services are a bit different, but does anyone know if they account for volume for an Album on a song by...

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Trakworx 1 week ago
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Hey guys, I recently got my hands on a pair of Westlake BBSM-6 Monitors. I asked around and read on these forums, and decided...

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Hoyray 1 week 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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MIAD 1 week ago
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What is best DAW for mastering in 2019 ? 1. Prism Sound Sadie 2. Steinberg Wavelab 3. Izotope Ozone 4. IK Multimedia...

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gio2k 1 week ago
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Hello! has anyone had a chance to compare Porter Grinder and HCL Thermos side by side? If yes - the pro and cons?...

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Labs 1 week ago
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I thought I would try this out in the mastering section since many of you full time ME's have invested considerable scratch on...

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jamesp 1 week ago
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this reads fantastic on paper. 3 transformers and 4 tubes per channel, various types of compression modes, controllable from...

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Hansest 1 week 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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ardis 2 weeks 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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Feltman 2 weeks ago
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I am looking for reliable sources about club music mastering (techno / house). Could someone provide links to good books,...

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eternalsound 2 weeks 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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sgmastering 2 weeks ago
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Id like to upgrade my AD/DA at some point with the latest Cranesong stuff, from current RME ADI-2 Pro, but can only afford about...

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Timesaver800W 2 weeks ago
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i recently used the loudness penalty app for Youtube and found out that all of my songs(electronic/rap with vocals) get a +...

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Trakworx 2 weeks ago
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Second day in a row of random twitching/thumping inside my left ear only. Very disconcerting. The best fitting diagnosis I...

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maikol 2 weeks ago


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