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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 3 weeks 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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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...

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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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My masters often come out quiet because I don’t push limiter as hard due to crackling (probably distortion would be more...

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Saxnscratch 21 minutes 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,...

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TanTan 25 minutes 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...

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TanTan 32 minutes ago
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Trying to sound loudest in a normalized playlist. Is that becoming the next loudness war? Even though streaming loudness...

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miguelmarques 41 minutes 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...

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engmix 1 hour 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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Nikola_Tesla 2 hours ago
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I'm in the midst of deciding between either.. Does anyone have experiences with both?

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Nikola_Tesla 2 hours 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...

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msmucr 3 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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Transistor 5 hours 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...

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Thomas W. Bethe 8 hours 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...

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rjb5191 15 hours 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...

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Trakworx 20 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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thermos 22 hours 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...

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bowzin 23 hours 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 day 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 2 days 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 2 days 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...

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Robb Robinson 2 days 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...

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OTRM 2 days 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...

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DBarbarulo 2 days 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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macc 3 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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copiapoa 3 days ago
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Never thought about this but sometimes I make 24 bit masters and use these to create mp3 files. It lacks dithering, right? Never...

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Raaphorst 3 days ago
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What is a good way to deal with the banter between musicians between songs, when you want to bring up those levels in a smooth...

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Andy Le Vien 3 days ago
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I'm just gonna leave this here..

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Martel80 3 days ago
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My Lavry has CH1&CH2 Data outputs. Are these SDIF3 outputs? Best regards, Alex.

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MainTime 4 days ago
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Hi, I'm using 2 computers The mix goes out using converter 1 to my mastering chain I have an aux output on Converter 1 that...

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classified 4 days 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 5 days 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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miguelmarques 5 days ago
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Hi friends I'm mastering an album which requires gapless playback, all the tracks flow into each other and overlap at the start...

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msmucr 5 days ago
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I was just watching some of my meters and noticed there they were still hovering around -200db when paused so investigated the...

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classified 6 days ago
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This has been a favorite of mine since I was a wee lad. I recently purchased the CD and although I really don't like the CD...

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burns46824 6 days ago
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Hi all, I've been a Mac user since I started mastering (about 7 or 8 years ago). Back then, coming from my production...

Hippocratic Mastering
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Mike Caffrey 6 days ago
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Hi I am testing different Spectrum analyzers, SPAN, Izotope Insight1/2, the Ones in Fabfilter ProQ, the one in AirEQ...

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Good Times 1 week ago
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Hey, guys - Just wanted to get your thoughts on getting that last little bit of sweetness out of a master.... Speaking in...

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DBarbarulo 1 week ago
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I've done this 8 times (albums) and should know the answer to this but for some reason I'm struggling this time...

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Greg Reierson 1 week ago
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This looks interesting... Balance Analog Magpha EQ plugin. — Balance Mastering Not sure what constitutes 'true...

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robshrock 1 week ago
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I recently started rediscovering this plugin, experimenting with some of the presets as starting points, and getting some...

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Robb Robinson 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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msoficial 1 week ago
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I was not too excited about trying out another plug in EQ even though their hardware products are very good. After trying out...

Glenn Bucci
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Adam Dempsey 1 week ago
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Hello ME fellows, I would like to know which processor you use for upward expansion and where you usually use in your HW...

Solid Mastering
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SongShark 1 week ago
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Cant wait to find the time to put this up against Equilibrium. Most likely won't switch to it, but I've wanted one for...

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OTRM 1 week ago
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Just wondering what other good methods you guys have to removing DC offset on the master? I've tried using various filters,...

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msmucr 1 week ago
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Hi, Delivered Digital and Vinyl masters for an album about a month ago. Got an urgent email on friday evening from the label...

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jono 1 week ago
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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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gee the bass 1 week ago
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Hi, I'm interested in Neumann W495/STB/PEA, i'm looking for sample, someone here can tell me more about this eq and/or send me...

Cassar Audio Lab
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Surbitone 1 week ago
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Hey guys, first time I've come across this, to this degree. The first kick which hits when the song begins is accentuated and...

Edward Shnapper
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Carl Freeland 1 week ago
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as no digital tape emulation really satisfies me and i have little experience with hardware tape emulations, i would like to ask...

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polybonk 1 week ago
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It says on the promo material: "The IRON compressor works as a feedback compressor when set to the variable-bias tube...

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polybonk 1 week ago
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Hi, I'm moving to a new studio soon and in the market for new monitors, i do both mixing and mastering in my studio so I'm...

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Applaudious 1 week ago


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