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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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Apostolos Siopis 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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Dokterrock 1 week 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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The Ceiling in Limitless is set to -0.5dB and its internal readings shows me that it peaks out at -0.5dBTP. The loudness meter...

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Philbo King 2 hours ago
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I recently redid my studio with: Apollo x8 > Drawmer MC 2.1 > Barefoots. Running Apollo output at full loudness...

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proxy 2 hours ago
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Ok ch'all, I realize that these instant mastering sites get a lot of debate, criticism, etc...that's not what this thread is...

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jontornblom 3 hours ago
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Can you guys please recommend some reference tracks of Disco and Funk music of 70/80s? I rather the original masters(no...

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TurboJets 3 hours ago
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I’m wondering if there’s a Scientific term for this, let me describe what I mean: I’m mastering a song for a client...

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mastermat 4 hours ago
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Is there a VST EQ that allows one to alter the phase, WITHOUT affecting frequency? Any linear phase EQ will let you alter...

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traumerei1838 5 hours ago
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I enjoy the videos from the British mastering engineer Streaky - he is a really down to earth geezer and has a great channel on...

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David Spearritt 7 hours ago
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Hey guys. Mastering question. When mastering? Do you cut some of the hi’s? And if so, how much? I was always getting this...

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Riccardo 10 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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TJ5 13 hours ago
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Wouldn't it be a bad thing if the transients from my drums turned down the volume of my vocals every time gain reduction was...

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Hippocratic Mastering 14 hours ago
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I feel a price rise coming on for vinyl pre-masters! ;) kfhkh

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JTransition 14 hours ago
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I'm working on a project that will eventually come out in Spanish and English versions. The Spanish vinyl will ideally be...

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lowland 15 hours ago
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As far as I understand, clipping is a big part of mastering, at least in electronic music. I even like the clipped sound as long...

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Teej 16 hours 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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JSchlomo 20 hours ago
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SOLVED Music tribe support was much faster than expected! Thank you Uli:-)!! Hello community! My first "pls help"...

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sub-d0 21 hours ago
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There is very few posts on these compressors and zero Thread on this brand, maybe it is one of the new secrect weapon in some...

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parisminzer 22 hours ago
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Hi, Could somebody with good room tell me if "The watcher" Dr dre 2001 is a good reference track? The reason I ask is I...

Carl Freeland
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Carl Freeland 1 day ago
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So so many people want their records to sound like the real records being pushed out by your major labels or your top...

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Skamm Goodiez 2 days ago
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I ask this at the risk of revealing my age! What is a great CD drive these days with low error rates and reliabilty? Preferably...

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oilcan 2 days 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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lowland 2 days ago
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About the "Thermionic Culture: THE KITE" you read here little to nothing (as well as about the "the...

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Magnus Lindberg 3 days ago
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Do labels typically remaster individual tracks for digital distribution or is it still common to wait for an EP or LP first and...

Resort Records
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Trakworx 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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lucey 3 days ago
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I recently purchased Ozone 9 and am using it to master an album for a client. I was trying to keep myself honest by not only...

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mullersnd 4 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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Chancie 4 days ago
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Hi everyone, I'm thrilled to show you the first product forthcoming in 2020 on Audiotales Designs : THE ELEPHAMPS An MS...

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AudiotalesDesign 4 days ago
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Hey fellas, A little help here would be very much appreciated. I have some tracks I'm happy with—ready to release—that are...

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Robo 4 days ago
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HI, anyone using those? I ve heard dutch&duch 8c and was blown away, so planing to change by the end of the year, but heard...

Zmago Šmon
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Earcatcher 5 days ago
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Hello all, I've never been diligent about note taking and there have certainly been occasions where I wish I had been. Curious...

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JLaPointe 5 days 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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Doc Mixwell 6 days ago
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Hi, i am searching a second o800 , does anybody in Europe sells one? Sorry i did not know where to post it, or if i could do a...

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Marand 6 days ago
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I'm in the midst of deciding between either.. Does anyone have experiences with both?

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deedeeyeah 6 days 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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warlordpriest 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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SmoothTone 1 week 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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ginetto61 1 week ago
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I don't think I know anything about mono-stereo compatibility. My mixes don't sound bad in stereo, nor do they sound bad in mono,...

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Ruairi 1 week 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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Pgsmusic 1 week ago
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Hi all, I'm about to release a ep and I am really worried that it just isnt loud enough. I'd hate to send off to distrokid...

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TJT 1 week ago
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Hi guys. I just want to share a video about EDM mastering. This guy is a german producer and the techniques he used to compress...

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AudiotalesDesign 1 week 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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Rumi 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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SingerSongWriter 1 week ago
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Hello guys, Ive looking for new speakers for mastering, we have now new dsp monitors like Kii Audio and Dutch Dutch 8c but...

Luke Skywalker
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loji 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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thermos 1 week ago
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Hey all, I seem to be having a consistent problem throughout my songs mixes / masters. Make it known I make Heavy dubsep, bass...

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0NEYEFL0 1 week ago
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I know the Massive Passive was a popular mastering EQ 10 years ago. Wondering if it is still as popular today?

Glenn Bucci
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Trakworx 1 week ago
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Hi guys! My name is Alexander, I'm a mix engineer. I'd love to share with you the release of my "Pavlov Talks" project,...

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Thomas W. Bethe 1 week ago
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Brand new Converter from RME: It seems they tried to build the absolute best...

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fabriciom 1 week 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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b0se 1 week 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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greggybud 1 week ago
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Artist-client asked if I could make a compilation DDP of two previous albums (I have the DDPs for both) for this compilation...

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Kingwhistle 1 week ago


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