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Hey everyone Pleased to let you know that Brian Schmidt will be joining us from Monday for a "mini" Q+A in the...

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Whitecat 3 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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2"Dave 7th July 2018
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We have the awesome Klas Lindblad over for our next Q&A!! He has nearly 30 years of producing awesome tunes under his belt,...

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Reptil 28th June 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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Hi folks, I'd like to share a brief review of an exceptional compressor, the Vacuvox U23, in a mastering context. TBH I haven't...

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stamand 55 minutes ago
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I would like to discuss how do you handle with pitch and catch at different sample rates in Reapers, and other daws too. As many...

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Piddizero 2 hours ago
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Wilburguy 4 hours ago
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I've noticed the LCD-X are quite popular around here so this seemed like the best place to ask. I'm currently using an Apollo...

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DAH 5 hours ago
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I have been comparing my stuff to popular songs nowadays and one thing I have really noticed is their masters look so squashed on...

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Rumi 5 hours ago
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PQ2 Vintage Filters A non-ridiculously priced stepped/switched pultec! Anyone heard or used it? I took the plunge...

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MannyTheAvatar 7 hours ago
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i'm thinking of buying a 500 frame for a few mastering tools. i will certainly listen to the fredenstein f610 eq, but i think...

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teebaum 9 hours ago
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on youtube i saw on the channel produce like a pro with warren huart and warren sokol mastering engineer a interesting...

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WSmastering 10 hours ago
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i got RX6 standard and definitely want to upgrade to RX7 for the muric rebalance etc. i demo'ed a lot more atm and advanced...

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Poinzy 10 hours ago
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Hi! Got a question and was looking some advice on batch processing. Does anyone batch process files to set a even LUFS level...

Matt Pumpkin
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Switchcraft 13 hours ago
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How do you save your files for online streaming? Based on the CD-Album, what would you do with the pauses between the tracks of...

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mirochandler 17 hours ago
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I am curious, has anyone here experimented with using a music server to send a final mix to your DAC for mastering OTB. In short,...

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Gitaarwerk 18 hours ago
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I am actually having cognitive dissonance about this next post because I want to keep this box a secret weapon but the more...

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

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Shaggy2039 1 day ago
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Hey guys, was recently messin around in ableton takin a look at the waveform of some mastered tracks and couldnt help but notice...

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DAH 2 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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B Elgin 2 days ago
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LATEST UPDATE: December 29 2015 FCS P4S ME added Files here: Mastering Compressor Comparison The compressors include: ADT...

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mudseason 3 days ago
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I recently did a test of L*NDR for the podcast I am doing with a couple of collegues, thought it could be of interest for the...

Magnus Lindberg
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ArtSta 3 days ago
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Check out this new EQ. Looks pretty interesting for mastering...

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cheu78 3 days ago
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If you purchased two Titans, it would be $1,000 cheaper than the STC-8. With the extra color the Titans provide they can be used...

Jason rocks
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TanTan 3 days ago
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When I learned about this unit I thought this forum would pick it up fast! Doesnt seem to have happened yet dispite it's being...

Magnus Lindberg
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Dweaton 4 days ago
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Very few ppl talk about this but at the back of the Ibis there're 2 connectors these allow to insert any device in one of the...

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mirochandler 4 days ago
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I wrote a small script that makes afclip (the clip-check-utility of the 'mastered for iTunes'-package) a little more useful for...

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mykla 5 days 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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leemartin 5 days ago
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Been trying to get in touch with him for a couple of projects but no reply on his regular mail. Anybody knows?

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deuc647 5 days ago
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Hi all. Could anyone please advise or suggest on what products are currently available similar to a Maselec MEA-2? Is the...

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cheu78 5 days ago
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Hey Guys! I'm preparing tracks of my client for vinyl cutting.He gave me WAV files in 44.1 kHz / 24 bit. I won't get other...

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Hermetech Mastering 5 days ago
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I wasn't going to post this but I figured ..what the heck. I'm not in a position right now to set up my mastering...

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mpr 6 days 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 6 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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Nonlinear 6 days ago
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I made the mistake of demoing this plugin right when it came out and did not really run it through its paces. Needless to say my...

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Dave Davis 6 days ago
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So I have 6 songs that are completed and I would like to sign up with Distrokid, Bandcamp and get my music out there. I would...

mr. torture
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Saxnscratch 6 days ago
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I picked up Ozone Elements 8 over the weekend just to see what it could do and after playing with it for a bit today it seems...

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ardis 6 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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Rentzen 6 days ago
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Hey there ;) I'm looking for a mastering grade converter for a portable rig.. Would you go for Prism Lyra 2 or RME ADI-2 Pro...

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Jantex 6 days ago
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For years, I have been using 88.2K as my standard for upsampling during processing. In a nutshell, I have read that because of...

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scraggs 1 week ago
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I know at least a handful of guys out there are using reaper for mastering, and i'd love some insight into how you operate. I...

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jpanderson80 1 week ago
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Hi, I want to connect 3 stereo compressors (SSL, Elysia and API 2500) and 1 stereo EQ (Pultec clone) to some kind of mastering...

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Udi Koomran 1 week ago
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Not as much mastering for records or CD's these days. Most people do not have a high end stereo either. So they listen to music...

Glenn Bucci
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Waltz Mastering 1 week ago
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I have RME UFX. I want to buy mastering AD and DA converters which would be perfectly working with RME as interface. I mean what...

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MatsNo 1 week 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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phaz 1 week ago
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Ozone 8


Hasn't been mentioned here, because the upgrade policy etc are just a bloodbath. But really good processing. Spectral shaper...

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MogwaiBoy 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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Hendyamps 1 week ago
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It looks like Brian Gardner is claiming credit for mastering Outkast/The Love Below but on the Wikipedia page it shows it was...

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bcgood 1 week ago
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Hi everyone! ***POST UPDATED/EDITED*** It was brought to my attention by the reply of Solid Mastering that the Mpressor for...

Andre Toscano
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MichaelStAmour 1 week ago
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Hi there, Started using Ozone 6 to master and seem to be getting only a saturated aiff and mp3 when bouncing. I have changed...

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weezul 1 week ago
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Hello! I tested the Lipinski L-301 amplifier and must say I'm impressed. It sounds great with Lipinski speakers and...

Jacek Gawlowski
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DownSideUp 1 week ago
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Hello, sorry for my google english I am looking for an adda converter for mastering without lens effect, soft, not too revealing...

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DAH 1 week 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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bcgood 1 week ago
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Hey guys what will work best with Foote, The Phoenix or Fearn vt7? Maybe someone of you use both and could give some advice.

Luke Skywalker
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Luke Skywalker 1 week ago


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