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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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2"Dave 2 weeks ago
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We have the awesome Klas Lindblad over for our next Q&A!! He has nearly 30 years of producing awesome tunes under his belt,...

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Reptil 3 weeks ago
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GEARSLUTZ.COM MASTERING FORUM - POST OF THE MONTH Hey everyone! Our friends at NUGEN Audio are sponsoring a "post of the...

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Riccardo 27th October 2017
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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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Hi Sorry i'm new to mastering. Currently i master my tracks using ozone 8 (previously ozone 5). I mix and master all ITB, no...

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Jason rocks 5 minutes ago
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I think it would be cool to know a little better what you're working on and what you've already done. however, i don't find the...

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chazmar 1 hour ago
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Gyraf G23


Thought I would start a thread here in the mastering forum on this EQ. This is a concept that I must admit I am very excited...

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Saxnscratch 1 hour ago
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Hi all, I'm thinking about purchasing Wavelab Pro soon. It seems to have pretty much all the features I'd like and need .... but...

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Justin P. 1 hour ago
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Gustav has been busy tweaking and is shipping this lovely to as we type...

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stamand 1 hour ago
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Hi Guyz, I've searched on the forum and i only found an old post about this topic. So, i'm living in EU, Italy, i'm running a...

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DBarbarulo 2 hours ago
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Rules: pick 3-6 signal processing tools (digital or analog) max 2 EQs total max 2 comp/limiters total max 3 coloring tools...

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scraggs 4 hours ago
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PQ2 Vintage Filters A non-ridiculously priced stepped/switched pultec! Anyone heard or used it? I took the plunge...

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audiomaster 14 hours ago
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PSP has an equalizer promotion this week. What do you think of Neon HR or MasterQ for cuts/surgical EQ during mastering? Would...

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Alécio Costa 21 hours ago
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I'm a hobbyist who has been using Samplitude and assorted plugins for over a decade to master my home recordings. After years of...

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blim 1 day ago
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If you had to choose one hardware compressor for high end mastering ... What would it be?

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streaky 1 day ago
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It seems that the idea to record, store and process audio at very high sample-rates has become fashionable. More precisely,...

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Dave Davis 1 day ago
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Looking for some plugin advice please. I've been mastering totally in the box for a few years now, quite happily I might...

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ardis 1 day ago
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This looks interesting... Balance Analog Magpha EQ plugin. — Balance Mastering Not sure what constitutes 'true...

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b0se 2 days ago
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Mostly for the cutting engineers out there .. How does a Masselec MPL-2 compare to the acceleration limiter in a SAL74...

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AHM 2 days ago
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Check out this new EQ. Looks pretty interesting for mastering...

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tengu 2 days ago
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DBC-M Mastering Grade Audio Compressor - Buzz Audio Do you like? It's quite ugly but after searching again and again for a...

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engmix 2 days ago
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Just converted my Apogee Symphony I/O MKII 8x8+8 Mic Preamps into an Apogee Symphony I/O MKII 2x6 SE Mastering Edition...

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DarkWoods 3 days ago
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Anyone else experience this? I zoom in on the Spectral repair to look at the the lowest frequencies and if I zoom to much using...

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neufeldjon 3 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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Arionas 3 days ago
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Hello everyone. A colleague sells a Studer A80 Pre-Listening. Is it possible to change the head block by normal? Worth? Would...

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Ingenia 3 days ago
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Since this is the mastering forum, this might be of interest for you...

da goose
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B Elgin 3 days ago
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I get a lot of PMs and FB messages asking an opinion on this or that. If anyone has a specific mastering or production ? for me...

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roger 4 days ago
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Sorry I'm not a mastering engineer. Im just trying to gauge on how I should send out my mixdowns for mastering. I've always sent...

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Jerry Tubb 4 days ago
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anyone find the VT-7 versatile enough to be the sole outboard comp, covering everything fromfolk to EDM? ive heardit on...

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Will The Weirdo 4 days ago
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For myself the most interesting piece of new gear shown at the recent AES Convention in NYC - was Hutch Hutchinson's...

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orco 4 days 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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Macaroni 5 days ago
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Hey there, Just curious what peoples opinion on filling out a form and uploading a DDP at a CD manufacturing plant for a client?...

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neufeldjon 5 days ago
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jontornblom 5 days ago
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I know at least a handful of guys out there are using reaper for mastering, and i'd love some insight into how you operate. I...

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chazmar 5 days ago
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I thought it would be an interesting topic. This includes hardware and/or software processors. Mine: Prism Orpheus. The...

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B Elgin 5 days ago
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Mastering got really old so I sold my gear. If I wanted I could get the same out of plugs anyway, next time.

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Will The Weirdo 6 days ago
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What are some good plugins for denoising (amp hiss, ventilation, etc)?

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Thor 6 days ago
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I'm in the market for a new AD/DA. And just as I'm about to settle on a Lynx Hilo, Apogee comes out with it's new...

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Skriabin 6 days ago
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Hi guys I have a question how many dbfs it is recommended in mastering to place the maximum peak of vertical mono so that it...

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12ax7 6 days ago
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Softube - Weiss DS1-MK3 well now.

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Rolleum 6 days ago
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Hi I'm about to release something on vinyl and am aware of distortion issues at the top. Am I safe to leave low-vol...

Jez Butler
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Greg Reierson 1 week ago
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Hi, Lotta people commenting about the new loudness formats of online platforms (Spotify, iTunes, youtube etc.) ranging from -14...

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chazmar 1 week ago
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I'm having an issue (not all the time) that when i've got an audio event/item with a few plugins running as item fx i'll get a...

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Nonlinear 1 week ago
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Dear Sluttiez... --> Moderator(s): If I misplaced this at the wrong place please don not hesitate to move this post. Thank...

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Mootiv 1 week ago
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Simple but great tutorial for Reaper from Kenny Gioia. It will clean up your low-end and you can widen the track far outside from...

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veks 1 week ago
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Newly started using a stream service although for now only listening at home. I remember reading discussions on how these...

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cooker 1 week ago
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There have been so many changes in "mastering" over the past 10 years I am wondering what you see mastering becoming in...

Thomas W. Bethe
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pinokeyodohkeyo 1 week ago
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Hello people, I came across this site today whilst trying to work on a concept: Lathe Cut Record Discography YouTube - peter...

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dietrich10 1 week ago
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Does anyone here use a vacuum tube amplifier to drive their monitors in their mastering studio? I was almost decided on a solid...

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Karloff70 1 week ago
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Upon gaining a greater understanding of mastering recently... I've noticed that there's so much variety when it comes to the...

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Jerry Tubb 1 week ago
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Hi all, I am currently writing my dissertation and would like too interview an engineer with noticeable credits. Something...

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JamesCherry 1 week ago
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I have. Its really good. I'm amazed I have seen no talk of it anywhere on this board. Got it today and quickly patched it in...

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HandCrafted Lab 1 week 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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Hermetech Mastering 1 week ago
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Lots of gear, especially transformer balanced stuff, sounds different depending on how it interacts with the gear before and...

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Paul Gold 1 week ago


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