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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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Trakworx 8th June 2020
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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...

Thor
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Lazzaretto 26th May 2020
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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...

Riccardo
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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...

Riccardo
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Riccardo 11th October 2007
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i want to say someone else that's a fan of DMG equilibrium has mentioned creating the riaa / inverse curves, but i'm not having...

kywoman
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DAH 1 hour ago
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this thread spits off from here in the Kite thread. what I am trying to find out here is: 1) use of Pultecs (and clones) in...

peter sikking
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audiogeek1 6 hours ago
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Hi dear colleagues, i have a boost in my EQ, that i want to level down. Has any owner of this EQ any experience with this...

cemski
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cemski 7 hours 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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David Ray 8 hours ago
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Hi, I'm curious about how to interpret the meters on the MBP when using the limiter. I've noticed that when using the...

mahler007
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mahler007 9 hours ago
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When measuring the integrated LUFS of a track, is it better to average over the whole track or only the busiest sections(s) such...

redhenry
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Justin P. 11 hours ago
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Just thought I'd start this thread for people to note down any hardware EQs they come across that have true stereo control: i.e....

Hippocratic Mastering
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Hippocratic Mastering 12 hours ago
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So, halfway thru 2020 now......... What notable improvements have you made this year to your studio, gear, workflow,...

OTRM
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mirochandler 16 hours ago
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I wonder if there is an EQ plugin where the freq selection is stepped and also where you can choose the frequencies your...

5.333V
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cemski 16 hours ago
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I have a semi-audiophile hi-fi system with decent analog and digital gear. Nothing overly $$. And I've been into hi-fi listening...

13mh13
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terryaudio 19 hours ago
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It's said that XTC's album "Skylarking" was mastered with the polarity reversed, and hence it sounds thin and bass...

Annoying Twit
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PANIK 22 hours ago
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Hi Folk! I'm using a cranesong Hedd quantum right now, but I would like to have 8 channels. I'm looking for a...

stamand
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speerchucker 1 day ago
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Hi Guys I'm just mastering a track and need a 320 mp3 for auditioning purpose on a site. I have a 32bit file 1. Should I...

ajscent
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ajscent 1 day ago
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Moderator, I moved this to another Forum, can you please delete. Thanks...

engmix
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engmix 1 day ago
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Hi everyone, TL;DR: Is it possible and what outboard gear do I need to master the track live while playing it (DAWless)? I don't...

cuba1956
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SmoothTone 1 day ago
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Im doing my very first paid mastering job, and the client has asked if I can embed the ISRC codes into the tracks. Are there any...

Carbinax
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Justin P. 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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OTRM 1 day ago
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Ive decided to make my own console using some of Wayne Kirkwood's modules. With exception of the MS and Elliptical circuits...

Robb Robinson
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Robb Robinson 1 day ago
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Dear Colleagues, Can anyone help me to identify this part (attached)? I found them together with a set of Grampian heads. I...

PhilColodetti
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misjah 1 day ago
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Hi folks! thats my first topic, can you believe it?? I know these two converters are not "top notch" ultra high...

rubcn
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BrettB 1 day ago
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Hi, I mix and master mainly bass heavy electronic music like techno, hardcore and hardstyle (average target -3 LUFS, hello...

Progmatic-Studios
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nick b 3 days 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...

Trakworx
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waffleneck 3 days 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...

Conundra
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RJHollins 3 days ago
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I finally want to replace my trusty old Apogee Rosetta AD (24Bit / 48 khz Version) with something a bit more expensive and have...

dbot
replies: 41 views: 1,903
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Nick Morris 3 days ago
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Hi, I'm considering a new eq for my Mix Bus. I rarely Master anymore, but I prefer running a mastering grade eq for various...

engmix
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Mootiv 4 days ago
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I have wavelab 8. I know that if I render a DDP, or burn a disc from wavelab, it will include the ISRC and UPC (and CD Text)...

tyrobins
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iLCacciLLo 4 days ago
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Mods: if this thread is deemed to be inflamatory or unfair in any way please feel free to delete it, but IMO Waves are a big...

Hippocratic Mastering
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bcgood 4 days ago
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I'm actually in the full passive monitoring path and manual point to point gear connection, but i'm getting old and lazy. So i...

DBarbarulo
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S_mask 5 days ago
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I have a bunch of over 500 audio files (from various sources - varying sound / eq balance) which I'd like to 'straighten out' for...

seaking
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Christopher Ridley 5 days ago
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Curious how others decide what order to place gear in the mastering desk. Do you arrange by unit type (Converter, Comp, EQ, etc)?...

OTRM
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Miles Flint 5 days ago
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What is the best software to simply add metadata to an already rendered 16 bit 44.1k audio file so that it doesn’t have to be...

Slug1
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Slug1 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...

tedmanzie
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Surbitone 6 days ago
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Hello, I have a few questions regarding loudness normalization, plugin use and metering when producing Classical content for...

That_Violin_Guy
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Greg Reierson 6 days ago
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Was wondering if any MEs have tried the Hilbert detector in the new Black Rooster KH compressor. I think the use of the Hilbert...

db9d9
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vze26m98 1 week ago
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I'm mastering an album and all is going well except one tune which has the bass guitar really, really low in the mix. There's no...

GuitarRuss
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Dave Polich 1 week ago
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SSL Fusion

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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...

bcgood
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engmix 1 week ago
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I've been on the waiting list for a Cranesong HEDD Quantum for over 14 months. My VK rep seems to have no idea what's going on,...

dogoftears
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TanTan 1 week ago
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Hi. External word clock generator still must have in pro mastering house in 2020 or not? I'm talking about multiple converters...

artech909
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TanTan 1 week ago
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Trying to sound loudest in a normalized playlist. Is that becoming the next loudness war? Even though streaming loudness...

Trakworx
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miguelmarques 1 week ago
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I’m slowly switching from a hybrid mixing rig to a mastering rig. So I’m thinking about selling my protools HDX with 32 I/o...

matskull
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Nikola_Tesla 1 week ago
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I'm in the midst of deciding between either.. Does anyone have experiences with both?

qkrzazzang
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Nikola_Tesla 1 week ago
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Anyone use the MEP-250EX (with modifications for gain range) as their main mastering EQ? I have been on quite the long search...

Boxtone
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rjb5191 1 week ago
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Hey guys! Question: I have songs that im putting together as an EP. About 7-8 songs. 3-4 songs are around the same level. The...

rallycapmusic
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bowzin 1 week ago
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Anyone tried a New Mac Pro Tower as a DAW yet? I’m thinking of doing a big upgrade this year, probably the rack version which...

Jerry Tubb
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FabienTDR 1 week ago
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Hi, I am looking for a good stereo mastering EQ to complement my Tegeler Audio EQP-1 for EDM and Techno mastering duties,...

Progmatic-Studios
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biksonije 1 week ago
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Hi I am interested in know the difference between these great equalizers, maybe there isn`t anybody that test both, but I would...

Portubong
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Mootiv 1 week ago
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Hi guys, Most of my work has been ITB as it is less expensive but I always thought that one day I will go mostly hardware. I...

DanTheMan06
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Robb Robinson 1 week ago
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Trying my hand at more serious mastering. Recently I got the SPL IRON and ELYSIA APLHA(plugins). Both seem pretty...

Buss-me
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OTRM 1 week ago
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Recently I've been getting back into headphone listening at home. I picked up a set of Audeze LCD-4z, running them via a Prism...

Brent
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DBarbarulo 1 week ago
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Hi folks, Anyone got or used a HCL Thermos? From what I gather it's a 4 band parametric mastering EQ based on the Barry Porter...

audiomaster
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copiapoa 1 week ago

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