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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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Pictus 1 day 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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I posted a thread over in hi end about a pair of speakers that came in for evaluation three weeks ago that I ended up...

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nomatic 1 hour ago
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Hello, Does anyone know if there is someone in Europe who does the T-Bar mod on Vari Mu's ? Don't really want to send it to...

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joulss 1 hour ago
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A client sent me some mixes to master. A number of them have a ridiculously low average level with a few “spikes” that hit...

Dave Polich
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Sonic_Beast 4 hours 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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macc 5 hours ago
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Softube - Weiss DS1-MK3 well now.

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bmanic 6 hours ago
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Hey guys, I figure I'll post here because this computer is going to be used mostly for mastering purposes. I posted over in...

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Martel80 6 hours ago
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Okay, so how much does hardware vs software compression really matter? Even though I have some okay outboard (COMP-2A, Behringer...

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ionian 9 hours ago
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Is there anything that will let you scan a full stereo track and give you a phase meter readout for the entire thing? I mean...

Hermetech Mastering
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cemski 11 hours ago
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Is "mastering for loudness" a sign of bad masterer?

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Joe_caithness 12 hours ago
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Hi, I'm having a problem with iPhone 3G speaker when playing back my podcast file (just a plain voice track without any...

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Maxually 12 hours ago
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Just curious to hear some of your workflow as it relates to plugin recall during album masters. Are you using automation to...

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ralphonz 12 hours ago
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When sending out hot refs, don't make them hotter than the target range for your genre. Louder and brighter is all better to the...

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lucey 1 day 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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Zeljko 1 day ago
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I just upgraded my Mac Pro to High Sierra, and was dismayed to discover that it disabled my old Waveburner software, which I've...

Don Richmond
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Jerry Tubb 1 day ago
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Hey GS, I'm looking for a super transparent comp to put after my Knif Vari Mu II. I currently have a tube tech SMC-2B, SSL...

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joulss 1 day ago
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I've been demo'ing them lately and i don't understand why they aren't more talked about and highly regarded. I'm no audiophile by...

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bgood 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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tubeing 1 day ago
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We're designing a high end tube mastering EQ and are very excited about it. So we are asking you for a little input to come up...

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robot:. 1 day 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 2 days ago
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Has anyone here ever used Hit Bound Manufacturing to press records? They are based out of Brooklyn, NY, and offer ridiculously...

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dietrich10 3 days ago
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Dear Fellows, I'm thinking on purchasing a new equaliser. I know this is a very personal thing...and kinda hilarious but,...

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Slug1 3 days ago
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I never thought i would miss it but sometimes I do. I never used the compressor as intended. I have much better compressors, but...

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loji 3 days 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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Macaroni 4 days ago
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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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greenroom 4 days ago
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I'm a musician/producer, but I thought I'd relate my problems with Instagram audio to you mastering people as it may be of...

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tedmanzie 4 days ago
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Show your Mastering set up 2012jkthtyrt

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Graphorium 5 days ago
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Why does the Weiss DS1 cost so much? Also, why does Softube DS1 cost so much?

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the3030club 5 days ago
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Hello Are there proof that spotify normalize audio at -14LUFS? I did some empirical A/B comparations between mp3s downloaded...

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msmucr 5 days ago
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There is an experienced (and famous) producer in my country who doesn't bother if the song clips on individual channels (if not...

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engmix 5 days ago
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I've been in the process of upgrading my DAC situation. I was using something that was an old standard but solid. With the...

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Trakworx 6 days ago
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After the phenomenal 'ArchAndroid' and its successor 'Electric Lady' Janelle has now released her third album with being 'Make Me...

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Soundclass 6 days ago
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Is the UAD Ampex ATR-102 still the best tape emulation for mastering? Are there any close or better alternatives? What say...

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Jerry Tubb 6 days 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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da goose 6 days ago
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looks like an interesting and inexpensive mastering-eq! Has anyone heard it...

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teebaum 6 days ago
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Hi all, Getting back into it after a long hiatus and am thinking about doing physical releases on my own via...

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michaelandrews 6 days 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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Slug1 6 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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Hermetech Mastering 1 week ago
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Okay so I hadn't even heard about the M5000 previously. But I do some nice ITB stuff like iZotope Ozone 7 Adv. that could be...

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deedeeyeah 1 week ago
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Ok , I am a new UAD fanboy its true. Just got Apollo duo , And a custom 6 bundle last month. Haven’t slept demoing all...

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BIG BUDDHA 1 week ago
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Well this should be quite interesting :heh: Instagram

the unik
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Black Box Analog 1 week ago
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Hey mastering forum friendz, I have rebranded and got my new site live, already spotted a few typos! If anyone would be so...

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Thomas W. Bethe 1 week ago
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On my RTW metering I have several options. I cant find much info on the web regarding these modes... "Analog scales: ...

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explorer 1 week ago
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I'm currently syncing some footage to a mastered audio track in iMovie. Imovie is indicating to me that the peaks are clipping on...

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chosen one 1 week ago
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An ME could easily spend a great deal of time finessing every nuance of a recording. We could go so far as to automate...

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BIG BUDDHA 1 week ago
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I've been researching for awhile but is anybody aware of a unit that can accept multiple toslink/optical inputs (S/PDIF and AES...

Justin P.
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teebaum 1 week ago
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Hi Guys. I have asked HCL for a quote on a Varis, and in the reply bakc they say that it will be shipped from their factory in...

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Thomas W. Bethe 1 week ago
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I have mastered several tracks recently with an integrated loudness value btw -13 and -15 LUFS. I've been careful to ensure the...

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rsjc 1 week ago
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DMG Audio : VST/AU EQ, Compression & Dynamic Processing Testing this plug -in for few days now and I must say I am totally...

gregor z
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Joe_caithness 1 week 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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xmein 1 week ago
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On a master bus, I'm coming out of an eq, going into a compressor. I wish to send a separate copy of the signal to the...

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amg56 1 week ago


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