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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 1 week 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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vsthalion 25th February 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...

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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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Tokyo Dawn Labs new compressor is out now! Tokyo Dawn Labs | Tokyo Dawn Records The paid for "GE Version" really is a...

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jpanderson80 1 minute 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,...

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biksonije 1 hour ago
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So been looking at limiters like Elevate that have a clipper stage. Problem is I don't like it on anything at any ratio. Yes you...

Carl Freeland
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Stereo Flux 2 hours ago
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Okay, don't kill me with this (dumb) question. I'm not a professional, so I don't really need a true mastering process. I just...

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Justin P. 4 hours 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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blaugruen7 4 hours ago
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I'd like to try and get a picture of how many and which mastering houses/studios offer the Neumann DMM service. I know about...

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DAH 7 hours ago
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Revive Audio has, according to them, designed and built a Mastering Eq. Some of the specs look impressive. I don't think it's a...

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Joe_caithness 13 hours ago
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On a couple of audiophile forums that I browse, I’ve recommended to some users who are curious if a “HiFi system is worth it...

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MASSIVE Master 18 hours ago
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Hi, was bouncing out several finished takes and used some empty clips to get silence before each take. I checked the files and...

Sir Hannes
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Sir Hannes 1 day ago
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the api 5500 is a great EQ to have in the rack, but unfortunately he has a hum issue which comes from the magnetic field of the...

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audiomaster 1 day ago
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Just took Streaky's 3 Step Mastering Tutorial for a laugh. It lasted roughly an hour and he spent maybe 20 minutes on his 3...

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Pete Lyman 1 day 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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BataG 1 day ago
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Hello, does anyone know to whom to contact at Apple for being a MFiT approved engineer? Thanks...

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Simon Morrison 1 day ago
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Can anyone recommend a hardware equivalent of Stillwell's Event Horizon plugin. I'm sure better mixing skills would take away the...

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illsoulprod 1 day ago
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How are you MEs faring in this economic environment? I'm here in San Francisco where we've been on "shelter in place"...

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thethrillfactor 1 day ago
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I have a small studio where I do a wide range of low-budget projects. I always advise my clients to get their project mastered...

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nightchef 2 days 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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scraggs 2 days 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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gonzalo1004es 2 days ago
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Fellow Gearslutz Members, Greetings of the day ! Can anyone guide me on how Brian Big Bass Gardner, ex engineer at Bernie...

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Saxnscratch 2 days ago
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In Wavelab when taking a song and converting it to a MP3, it appears the VBR encoding option pops up automatically when you go to...

Glenn Bucci
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Adam Dempsey 2 days ago
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Silly question but I couldn't find it anywhere. Is an analog limiter or clipper true peak as it's created in the analog...

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Alexey Lukin 2 days ago
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How do you convince your clients to listen to their audio files before sending to mastering? This is happening to me too often...

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Trakworx 3 days ago
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I have a client who keeps sending me the same file which I cannot open. It is from a website called "ready 2 wave". It...

Thomas W. Bethe
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loujudson 3 days ago
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Hey guys, I was hoping somebody could help me. I've been getting an album prepared to upload to Spotify. Getting the...

Edward Shnapper
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macc 3 days ago
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Hi Im looking for a alternative “closed back” headphone to cross reference mixes and for personal use. Something with a...

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beatlover 3 days 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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Razik 4 days ago
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I just bounced a song in Wavelab with the ALAC setting choosing the ITunes + setting. I emailed it to myself on my and the...

Glenn Bucci
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Adam Dempsey 4 days ago
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PLEASE help me out! I put heart and soul into recording and mixing a project that has "personal" written ALL over...

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Tony Pelosi 4 days ago
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I have numerous outboard and ITB EQ's for mixing and would like to purchase a single EQ plugin for mastering purposes. I plan to...

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ardis 5 days ago
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If someone has a free hour to watch youtube kfhkh. From today. v2Wisf0MXZM

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sakamoto 5 days ago
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I am pre-mastering an electronic track, competitive not squashed, at the loudest part the limiter hits peaks down to -5dB (kick,...

Sir Hannes
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BOMI 5 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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David Carlyon 5 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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funka 6 days ago
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Hello! I'm looking for a good quality stereo converter for homeuse / on the road to make updates. I do master in good studio...

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cjogo 6 days ago
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Hey guys Whats the best frequenzy analyzer out there for mastering and mixing? what do you guys use and why? I´m looking for...

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Thomas W. Bethe 1 week ago
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Just to be clear, not talking about the original vitalizer, MK2 or Tube Vitalizer, but solely the 9530 Mastering Vitalizer, as it...

Analogue Mastering
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Switchcraft 1 week ago
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Hi Who do guys trust (techs) to work on audio stuff? power supply, mods, custom works, etc...ideally located in the US.

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SStudio 1 week ago
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Hello everyone. I have a quick question about using dither. I just completed transferring a vinyl album I performed on in...

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DanArt 1 week ago
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Hi guys, I was listening to some tracks and looking at goniometer readings. Many of my favourite recordings are very wide, but...

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Bushman 1 week ago
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So due to Covid-19 I'm going to be spending some time mixing / mastering some music on headphones (AudioTechnica M50X) and have...

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sm5 1 week ago
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I'm in the midst of deciding between either.. Does anyone have experiences with both?

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sm5 1 week ago
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Commercial mixes just have that zing. That tightness. That wholeness, the oneness. Its like everything is exactly where it should...

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thehightenor 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...

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Mootiv 1 week ago
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In the past normally after I did a Cubase mixdown of a project I would use the wave stats plug-in in Audacity to measure the...

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msmucr 1 week ago
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If anyone has more measurements/reviews/internal pictures of some mastering converters or the main chips they use or even measure...

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sm5 1 week ago
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Hey engineers - been listening to Knxwledge a lot lately, and really dig the sonics on his new album...

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dewaldian 1 week ago
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Hello all, I just uploaded this track to Audius platform and a bunch of weird artifacts appeared. They are mainly next to the...

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Philbo King 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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Artcutech 1 week ago
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Hi - I've just received two mastered DDPs for a double album I've made. I've worked with this mastering engineer twice before and...

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Grumblepig 1 week ago
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Hello, I've recently had a couple bands ask for hidden tracks after not having the request in many years. I'm now using DSP...

Chris Hesse
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Chris Hesse 1 week ago


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