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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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SmoothTone 4 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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KStC 4th July 2019
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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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Just curious as to how many MEs would still keep their gear if their "business" was no longer ...prosperous(??). Is it...

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Noisewagon 9 minutes ago
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I had a hearing test a while back and found out I had some high end loss in my left ear. First thing the audiologist said was,...

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Noisewagon 33 minutes 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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terly 50 minutes ago
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Many hardware manufacturers - it seems - are now taking the path of software developers. They make perfectly functional hardware...

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bgood 3 hours ago
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Hi all There are a few threads in the archive about this already, but they're all quite old and I thought a fresh take would...

Seamus O' Bottle
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Shawn Hatfield 5 hours ago
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Hi! I'm looking for AD\DA for hybrid setup. Can't decide what is best: Discrete 8 with ADAT units combo or Orion Studio (2017)...

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MFSAKA 7 hours ago
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I know it mostly depends on the material and how often the limiter is kicking in, but when doing a final brick wall the get the...

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terly 10 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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midmost 10 hours ago
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i think there is only one correct answer. do you know? jeff dinces

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Joe_caithness 13 hours ago
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Any thoughts on if the Pure 2 is a worthwhile upgrade to the Avid Omni converters? Im torn between the Pure 2 and the Cranesong...

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by-tor 1 day ago
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Following some links here and there, looks like a WL10 Pro is near to be released and already pre released to random testers. But...

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Thomas W. Bethe 1 day ago
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I recently purchased Ozone 9 and am using it to master an album for a client. I was trying to keep myself honest by not only...

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LSP 1 day ago
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I have had 15 tracks mastered to send to be pressed to vinyl (ie I'm sending the files so the company can cut the lacquers) How...

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S_mask 1 day 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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Eric Stravinsky 2 days 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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DeNto 2 days ago
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Hi! Searching for solution for vinyl mastering. I need Elliptical filter to narrow low end. STRICTLY OTB! No...

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Greg Reierson 2 days ago
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CD-Burn.DDP.Master | HOFA-Plugins woah, talk about upping your game! Looks like they are moving into the full mastering...

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phaz 2 days ago
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In need of a transparant mastering compressor: First place: Knif Vari-MuII Second place: Analogue Tube at-101 Thirth place:...

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eternalsound 2 days ago
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Hello everyone, Question - I am looking for a quality stereo widening tool. First - I don't normally go to stereo widening,...

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eternalsound 2 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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X-Pand Sound Mastering 2 days ago
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Typically I leave around 15-20 CD frames silence at the beginning of tracks, unless there is a very quick transition, but I've...

Hippocratic Mastering
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Apostolos Siopis 2 days ago
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Hi, I was just recently given a TC 6000 Mastering unit by a friend. It is basically new - only used to mix one album. I know...

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Thomas W. Bethe 3 days ago
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well any news and price info on this item ..... it would be a nice option next to my console .... would love to go parallel...

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Justin P. 3 days ago
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I am trying to decide between the Dangerous Convert-2 and the Crane Song Solaris. I see lately that the Dangerous Convert-2 is...

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Slug1 4 days ago
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I post this here because Prism Sound Lyra 2 is considered a mastering interface in the magazines and selling sites. Here i...

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eternalsound 4 days ago
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Is there any benefit of using SFE on MBP as this function can be replaced with any digital eq in M/s mode or may be using vertigo...

amit monga
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tengu 4 days 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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Friedemann 4 days ago
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I enjoy the videos from the British mastering engineer Streaky - he is a really down to earth geezer and has a great channel on...

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dinococcus 4 days ago
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Brand new Converter from RME: It seems they tried to build the absolute best...

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LesC 4 days ago
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I noticed that track sounds much better without maximizing it on 10 LUFS. Should i leave it on -6 db as is on default?

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Jerry Tubb 5 days 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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Geoff Poulton 5 days ago
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Hi i'm currently building a new project mastering room and i need to buy some gear. Mainly i'm working on electronic, hip-hop,...

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NekstMusick 5 days ago
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Currently in my setup, I am looking to upgrade my monitors. I do the production, mixing, and "mastering" (my chains and...

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Joe_caithness 5 days ago
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twitter 5 days ago
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Hi Fam, I finished my melodic progressive house track, the mixing sounds good to my ears, however, I am always comparing with...

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Silvertone 5 days ago
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Hey everyone! I'm looking for an alternative to Ozone multiband stereo imager. I'm running a version of Mac OS which is too...

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eternalsound 5 days ago
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i'm not always very enthusiastic about the concepts of spl, but this device looks really well thought out now and would also...

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DanTheMan06 6 days 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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mpr 6 days ago
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Hi, I just bought this software and tried to look up the differences between each modes regarding dithering. I am dithering...

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EBDA1176 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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billnineo 6 days ago
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Softube - Weiss DS1-MK3 well now.

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ajscent 1 week ago
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Is someone using it? Why is so quiet about it? 130db of headroom, transparent or transformer input stage..... how is clipp?

Luke Skywalker
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ripripstabstab 1 week ago
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anyone try this sexy eq ? or compared with knif soma ? look like gml9500

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bushwick 1 week ago
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I just did a 3 song mastering session. One of the mixes sounded quite different to the other two. After fiddling with this and...

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deedeeyeah 1 week ago
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Just received a vinyl master ref to approve. I'll typically load any mastered ref into my original mix session and match levels...

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choppie61 1 week ago
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Bit of a broad title but something I've been wondering about for a while. Years ago I was told, as a producer and not a...

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Bob Olhsson 1 week ago
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Used to have sonnox inflator on the powercore platform, but sold the powercore. Are there any real competitors for the...

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Conundra 1 week ago
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Hi, I recently received the 44.1K 16b Streaming Master from a world-famous mastering engineer. The master sounds amazing....

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SmoothTone 1 week ago
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Just thought I'd share this bizarre story. I did a mastering for a band last year. The album is pretty long so it's a double...

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GeorgeZ 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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ardis 1 week ago


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