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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 2 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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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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Hey guys Have you seen this video? In this comparison vinyl sounds like **** compared to the original Wav Master...

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Lamster 10 minutes ago
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So, what's your definition of transparent compression...? Things like, a compressor is transparent if it doesn't color the...

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OTRM 1 hour ago
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I went to the their web site and not only choose my Beyerdynamics 1990 but many others and tried the demo. I like my headphones...

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sl1200mk2 1 hour ago
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guyz, I have been mastering for 12 years. I have used all waves L crap series, UAD limiter, pro-l, Elephant, limitless,...

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janjaal 2 hours ago
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I have a semi-audiophile hi-fi system with decent analog and digital gear. Nothing overly $$. And I've been into hi-fi listening...

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Greg Reierson 2 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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01010110 6 hours ago
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Hey folks, I have an Altec 1592a which I want to try for Summing/Mastering. As a mono unit I can't use it for stereo and I...

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Thomas W. Bethe 6 hours ago
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Can you suggest a limiter/clipper - in the box - that is similar to clipping an A-D Converter like the infamous Lavry Gold and...

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Saxnscratch 6 hours ago
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I like the stuff a lot, any more reviews please ? anyone hate it ?

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Joe_caithness 10 hours ago
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Just posting here for those that might have missed the announcement otherwise, but DMG Audio will be releasing a multiband...

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MogwaiBoy 14 hours 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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CharlesK 15 hours ago
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I'm glad I moved up from the Beyerdyanmic 990's to the 1990. They have a better bass response since they don't drop off so fast...

Glenn Bucci
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Glenn Bucci 15 hours 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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mandolin 1 day ago
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Hi all, A question for the Pyramix users. As I understand it from the manual Pyramix allow one to playback audio at high...

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Ruairi 1 day 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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Byron Pierce 1 day ago
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Hey Guys! Im new to this! I wanted to know your thoughts. Im looking to invest between Genlec 8341A vs ATC SCM25. Its hard to...

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Jantex 1 day ago
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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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TurboJets 1 day ago
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hey there, Curious if any of you have run into a mix that you are mastering where it seems there is consistently a low level...

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Thomas W. Bethe 2 days ago
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Hi all, I want to know if people would like to help start a list here of Mastering Studios which accept DSD format. I recently...

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boriscrispin 2 days ago
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Can anyone suggest an AD converter that was used in the late 90’s early 2000’s for mastering. I want to get my feet wet with...

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Timesaver800W 2 days ago
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As this changes like the wind I thought I'd ask.. It appears the top runners at the moment are: TDR Limiter 6 DMG Eventide...

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nichttuntun 2 days 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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Jerry Tubb 2 days 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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If you want to make sure your result is not biased by other people's observations, do the test before reading posts below or...

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Stergios T. 2 days ago
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Hey all. I really like the feature set and transparent sound of this compressor (Plugin Alliance version). However, I really...

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DownSideUp 3 days ago
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My mixes always end up needing a little brightening.. partly my ear preferring a darker sound, maybe (definitely) the room...

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Mindtree 3 days ago
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Reflecting with Covid pandemic...I've had quite a few bad experiences sending stuff off to mastering lately. This includes some...

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Synth Buddha 3 days ago
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Hi Guys, So I'm in deep debate whether a hardware limiter is warranted or not. Here are a couple of conundrums I have reached....

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polybonk 3 days ago
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Hey everybody ! I'm considering adding a (hardware!) unit to my hybrid mastering toolbox for colouring / saturation / fattening...

Uli Auer
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mardyMcFly 3 days ago
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has anyone had a chance to audition the new dirac plugin solution yet? i imagine someone with a first-hand experience with a...

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sm5 3 days ago
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After the great post "cheapest decent speakers" let´s...

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XAXAU 4 days ago
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Hi guys, Interesting question for some of the technical guys :) I'm running into an interesting problem here. When I add...

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lu432 4 days ago
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Asking the verified (yes, as I like to hear from those in the trenches who been there, done that and are still being wherever...

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boombapdame 4 days ago
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Kazrog says "Kazrog KClip is the most transparent mastering loudness plugin ever." A strong claim. Anyone tried it?

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M.Retra 4 days ago
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I figure the Mastering forum will have more Sadie users than elsewhere... I already have a legecy Sadie 5 system running...

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Plush 5 days ago
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Hey there ;) I'm looking for a mastering grade converter for a portable rig.. Would you go for Prism Lyra 2 or RME ADI-2 Pro...

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rameron 6 days ago
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Hello, I have an Adi-2 Pro and am currently considering a Crane Song HEDD Quantum so I can have two additional high quality...

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mardyMcFly 6 days ago
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I made the mistake of demoing this plugin right when it came out and did not really run it through its paces. Needless to say my...

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nichttuntun 6 days ago
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Hi - is there a way to run a DAW in 96KHz, send the output through soundlfower, then run that soundflower signal into some sort...

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Ruairi 6 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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profvonsok 6 days ago
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does anyone know of free software that can convert sound designer 2 files to .wav?

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junior 6 days ago
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Hey everyone, I pray everyone is doing alright, and hope this is the right place to ask this. I was wondering what is the...

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SmoothTone 6 days ago
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Hi. I hope this is the correct thread to ask this question. The picture below is a kick drum sound from commercial track. I'm...

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SPORT 1 week ago
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hey there, I`m looking for some cheap but still good and "neutral" sounding headphones for judging a mix. for example...

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kingoftheslutz 1 week ago
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Hello, I hope this is the right place to ask the question... Did anyone of you have a chance to directly compare Trinnov and...

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msmucr 1 week ago
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I am looking for an eq to cut right above 20hz. Any suggestions? Maybe Maat orange could be a good candidate.

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Mindtree 1 week 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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nick b 1 week ago
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I've received a file from analogue tape which runs to fast. What is the best software to slow it down without sacrifice the...

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Alexey Lukin 1 week ago
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Asking the verified (yes, as I like to hear from those in the trenches who been there, done that and are still being wherever...

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Adam Dempsey 1 week ago
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I am just discovering mastering and Bob Katz's K-20 approach. It's rocking my brain. I am trying to figure out one piece of it...

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Trakworx 1 week ago


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