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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 2 days 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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slutbox 3 days 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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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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graham 14 minutes ago
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Hey there,' Curious if any of you Soundblade users have experienced this before. I converted some 88.2 files using Sonic Studio...

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S_mask 2 hours ago
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I currently use a standalone, audio input spectrum analyser on a dedicated feed from desk. It means whatever I listen to, even in...

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Lee Wilson 5 hours ago
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Brand new Converter from RME: It seems they tried to build the absolute best...

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scolfaro 8 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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Adam Dempsey 8 hours ago
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good morning, I often find that the mixtures are unfinished and poorly executed. I know that mastering is not about trying to...

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Justin P. 10 hours ago
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For Mastering Purposes: I have a limited budget (6-8k) to get myself a nice Analog EQ and compressor used EQ: I'm thinking...

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AudioKemestry 11 hours ago
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For anyone who's interested, and who has DMG Essence, check out this preset. It's very close to Spitfish. Let me know what you...

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traumerei1838 1 day ago
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I have several masters with different RMS going on the same record. If I use PT gain tool and render the tracks so that they will...

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Slug1 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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Analogue Mastering 1 day ago
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Hi I recently had a track mastered by a decent UK based mastering company and the result turned out well for digital release....

The Sonic Lodge
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ajscent 1 day 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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ardis 1 day 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...

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peter sikking 1 day ago
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Hi! I am in the process of changing career from full-time engineering and mixing to mastering. I am well aware of most...

Kris Pohl
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Kris Pohl 1 day ago
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I´m looking to get a Tubecore 3U ME for bus duties and mastering 4x4 music. People say tubes are too slow for EDM but it has...

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Greg_KPX 1 day ago
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I was wondering about what you guys think about Mastering setups with floor standing speakers and a regular-height mastering desk...

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Greg_KPX 2 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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Shawn Hatfield 2 days ago
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I thought the -14LUFS was a general rule for streaming on Youtube. So I ask myself how this page can be so loud...

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Trakworx 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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Roberro 2 days ago
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I saw an add for Meter Plugs Loudness Penalty, I've seen a handful of products like this but never used any. What's attractive to...

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Raaphorst 2 days ago
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Hello, I'm shopping for a pristine 2 channel DA converter just for monitoring purposes. Since I've read for years about it I'm...

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TanTan 2 days ago
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Hi all I just watched a video from streaky where he talks about preferring to add eq when mastering- Im no pro mastering...

The Sonic Lodge
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ajscent 3 days ago
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Hi, I am looking for some help! I have mastered audio WAVs but need to create a DDP image for CD replication, something we...

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TheLSC 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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proxy 3 days ago
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Hi there fellas, a friend just asked me about mastering for YouTube Kids, I´m not an expert but I told him that supposed to be...

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Riccardo 3 days ago
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Hello there, I'm trying to make a choice for my monitoring conversion setup and I'm really torn between the either the...

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Plush 4 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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TanTan 4 days ago
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Hi A lot of mixing engineers have gone digital ITB only, are there mastering engineers that did the same and simply left the...

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thermos 5 days ago
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Hello, I'm considering buying the new Lynx converters or an Apogee Symphony MKii. Did you ever hear them side by side...

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mattcollen 5 days ago
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Not great news for the vinyl industry. According to the article, after a projected total loss, leaves one other lacquer...

Waltz Mastering
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DAH 5 days 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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jproc 5 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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Maxime Wathieu 5 days ago
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Let's talk about the custom EQs at Bernie Grundman's. There's surprisingly little info out there about them. Best as I can...

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DBarbarulo 5 days ago
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Do any of you handsome and knowledgeable folk know where to buy some vinyl blanks in different colours? It's difficult enough...

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Thomas W. Bethe 6 days ago
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Picked up Katy Perry's "One of the Boys" album on CD and downloaded Taylor Swift's big single "You Belong to...

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Folkie 6 days ago
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Hi, I'm a bit confused as to the effect of the "channel link transients / channel link release" functions in the Pro...

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SmoothTone 1 week 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...

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VitalianoZ 1 week ago
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Hi, I am searching for the best native Vari-Mu emulation (or with a similar glueing without compressing too much behaviour)...

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ardis 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...

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dankin 1 week 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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VitalianoZ 1 week ago
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Hello Guys! Recently i move to a Lynx hilo as my main converter, lovely sound! The thing is that i feel like there is no...

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MattVCO 1 week 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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Paul_G 1 week ago
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Here is a review from Absolute Sound about my speakers. I think it says it all about why they are such great speakers for...

Thomas W. Bethe
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Thomas W. Bethe 1 week ago
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Hello and -help!- to all TC M6000 Users! --EDIT: detailed descrition in #8 below Since yesterday i can not load old scenes...

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echoRausch 1 week ago
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For a clean EQ at the beginning of chain what's your pick? Maselec MEA-2 vs Focusrite 315 Vs GML 9500 thinking to put a...

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JimmyBoyZ 1 week ago
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For me, the Sontec Mastering EQ was always the "Holy Grail," greatest equalizer I ever heard etc because of the way...

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SharpKillerCable 1 week ago
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I couldn't see a thread about the new TDR Slick EQ M in the mastering forum, so thought I would start one. TDR SlickEQ M -...

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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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Monsieur_R 1 week ago
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Im finding it hard to find out information on what exactly is the time domain, and how to manipulate this for mastering purposes,...

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Gusss 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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_barnee 1 week ago


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