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

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toddd_r 8 hours 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 19 hours 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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SmoothTone 5 days ago
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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 3 weeks ago
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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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So, I picked up a couple new reference discs, because they won Grammies for ‘Best Engineered Album,’ and because they’re in...

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Jeff Willens 29 minutes ago
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Hello- I just received 5 test pressing for an EP - 12" vinyl, each side holding about 10-11 mins of music. Test pressing...

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cjtboy 8 hours ago
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Hello What do you think is future of online mastering, especially now after Covid when music scene / live acts died? will be...

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Edward_Vinatea 8 hours ago
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Some months ago I got a phone call from a guy in the US encouraging me to try a new type of audio processing called FiDef....

Chris Bauer
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Trakworx 11 hours 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...

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amit monga 12 hours 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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Firechild 16 hours ago
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Hi All: I'm searching for the "best" plug-in mastering compressor for Jazz, classical, etc. I don't do hip hop or...

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Surbitone 18 hours 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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Surbitone 18 hours ago
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can't wait to get it going, switching to pyramix and up to dsd256 , hope it works nicely ... build a new DAW, and taking the dive...

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darkwavo 19 hours ago
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So i know theres alot of talk about clipping on this forum so i figure many of you should know the answer to this. I've noticed...

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Todd Loomis 20 hours ago
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Curious what you guys do when you receive a master that is heavily compressed and near peaking 0dbfs. What level do you often use...

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DBarbarulo 22 hours ago
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I am in need of a sampling rate converter, just wonder if I should do the hardware or the Weiss Saracon will do. I appreciate...

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MrG 1 day ago
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Hi, I have serious sync problems between my Rme and Crookwood converters at 96Khz and after having tested various sync options...

Cassar Audio Lab
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Cassar Audio Lab 1 day 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...

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LiveMusicNY 2 days ago
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Now - I reckon everyone has that little thing they do that gives them a bit of their signature sound... And, I know that...

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foamplate 2 days ago
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Hello Gearslutzer howdy I have a question,i’m actually using an iPad with duet display and iZotope insight2 on that,for work...

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808lab 3 days ago
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Hi! If I change the volume on a track in a recording program so the volume on the VU meter goes down from -5db down to -7db, how...

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qazqaz 3 days 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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thermos 3 days ago
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In my previous thread I was asking about future of mastering, while I have feeling that mostly "new genres" like...

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Prototech 3 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 3 days ago
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I searched around but there was only the original product thread by Gustav, but I thought people here would be interested in this...

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Labs 3 days ago
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Hi there I’d like to take an AES signal and convert to SPDIF at 24bit 96khz. Is there any currently available boxes that...

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Adebar 3 days ago
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Hi Guys, So I'm in deep debate whether a hardware limiter is warranted or not. Here are a couple of conundrums I have reached....

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Slug1 3 days ago
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Hello guys! Has anyone tested/compared the Wes audio ngBus comp? I tried to find something on internet but there is nothing...

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Audiotales 4 days ago
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Hello there, We are a fast growing music tech company that is creating our own music catalog. We are looking for a brilliant...

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freezerman 4 days ago
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Has anyone compared those two interfaces? I am mainly interessted in the DA's. I do know the MTRX DA's fairly good, and like...

idee und klang
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idee und klang 4 days ago
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Hello everyone, I saw there is no topic about this plug-in. I just bought it recently and i use it in conjunction with...

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cyjanopan 5 days 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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dougb415 5 days 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...

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GP_Hawk 6 days ago
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I've only used Waves L2, Ozone 8/9, and Fabfilter Pro L2. Ozone sounds most transparent, but a bit thin. Fabfilter has better...

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toddd_r 6 days ago
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So somewhere on this forum somebody said that the best sounding master is not the master that translates the best. Your thoughts?

Carl Freeland
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Carl Freeland 6 days ago
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Hi guys! I am considering buying a Flock Audio Patch for mastering setup. There are those who use it in their setups? Tech...

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finleysound 1 week ago
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What do you guys think about using LM-Correct from Nugen for setting the LUFS target and correcting loudness to the songs? And if...

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Riccardo 1 week ago
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Right now I'm exporting the album for both CD album and streaming services/stores such as Spotify, Apple Music and so...

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Trakworx 1 week ago
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Some of my old "RAW - unprocessed - low level -6db or lower" mixes are on CDR and it's time to "master" them...

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Trakworx 1 week ago
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Hi all. I'm not sure what to look for, so I'm very stuck finding what I want. Here is what I'd like: (I've seen it before, but I...

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wladymeer 1 week ago
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Hello guys! I’m about to make my final exports for CD album and streaming services. I have each and every .wav master file and...

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Bob Olhsson 1 week ago
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It is time to master (in Samplitude) my old DAT tapes (44.1k/16 and 48k/16bit) Here are the options - A) DAT (Tascam...

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Quantumphysics 1 week ago
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I believe the Weiss DS1 and it single comp go to -24dbfs and the SSL bus comp to -18dbfs, the X-Comp to -24 dbfs. Yes I am...

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darkhiidden 1 week ago
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Hello all - Hoping I could pick the collective brain about modding my API 2500 with either the Hardy 990c op amp or the...

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burns46824 1 week ago
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I'll start with a standard GS disclaimer: I don't get anything for this. I've just been a beta tester and this thing is...

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David Carlyon 1 week 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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mnawara 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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RJHollins 1 week ago
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Hi, using the Weiss Saracon software, I would like to convert a 192 kHz / 24 bit file to 96 kHz so I can listen to...

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MFSAKA 1 week ago
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hey there, caused by a discussion with macc, I am doing R&D for a full-function passive mastering EQ, basically building...

peter sikking
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peter sikking 1 week ago
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Miad EQ


Has anyone else tried these in their room yet. I have a pair on demo that I can't let go. Amazing boxes. They have the bottom...

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X-Pand Sound Mastering 1 week ago
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who is using the Dangerous AD+ here? couldn't find much user experience here on gearslutz, especially in the mastering...

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dbot 1 week ago
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ccg 1 week ago
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I'm looking for a mastering dedicated DAW for Windows. Has anybody here used all 3 of these? What are some things you like about...

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potscrubber 1 week ago
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Hello people, I got my Quantum a few months ago and I have it connected to a Hilo via AES. My previous setup was a HEDD192...

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thermos 1 week ago