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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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Bob Olhsson 56 minutes 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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lowland 3 weeks 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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What are your music preferences in checking acoustic systems sound quality?

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scraggs 1 hour ago
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Been wanting to ask what others do regarding this: So, how often do you "(re-)calibrate your ears"? - At the beginning...

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melopie 2 hours ago
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Hey guys, I recently started analyzing some of my reference tracks via Spotify. I sent my spotify (loudness normalization off)...

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Trakworx 2 hours ago
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hi guys, i'm using reaper since some months for all my masters since i really like the workflow. since most album masters...

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loji 2 hours ago
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Hi folks, I just completed an album mastering which is 24-96. Now the client is asking for "DSD files" for...

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nat8808 4 hours ago
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Just wondering??? We weren't busy and then we were super busy and now the phone hasn't rung with a phone call from a new...

Thomas W. Bethe
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Alex Banks 8 hours ago
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Hey everyone, Short time lurker, first time poster. I'm relatively new to the world of mastering. Been interning with Matthew...

Phillip Dempster
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X-Pand Sound Mastering 18 hours ago
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Has anyone here tried search engine optimization for their mastering studio website? Worth it? recommendations? Thanks!

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Jeffrey Bryant 1 day ago
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Does a hardware K-Meter exist? Just when I thought I was comfortable with LUFS, I keep having this nagging feeling that I used a...

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TeeBee 1 day ago
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can't wait to get it going, switching to pyramix and up to dsd256 , hope it works nicely ... build a new DAW, and taking the dive...

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ronnix333 1 day ago
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Would you kind souls be willing to share some thoughts on your favorite color EQ's? I'm thinking you know, mainly like...

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MikeInOttawa 1 day 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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mardyMcFly 1 day 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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Kcatthedog 1 day ago
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Hey Guys, I had a question about ITB processing, for engineers who master in the box or hybrid, how do you make sure the...

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taturana 1 day ago
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Wondering how you guys deal with powering on/off gear that does not have a front power switch? When mounting units such as the...

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Thomas W. Bethe 2 days ago
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hey there, caused by a discussion with macc, I am doing R&D for a full-function passive mastering EQ, basically building...

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macc 2 days ago
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Good Morning Fellas! Hopefully I am not offending anyone with this question. Our 4th "album" is on completion and...

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Papanate 2 days ago
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Hi guys, I'm looking to upgrade from my Prism Lyra AD side. So I'd like to know how compares Dangerous AD+ vs the Crane song...

E Artsy Moods
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mikoo69 2 days ago
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The Drawmer 1961 seems to be panned hard or lauded as imparting amazing colour/vibe. Most of you mastering guys prefer very...

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Jerry Tubb 3 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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WheelieR 3 days ago
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Can anyone recommend a good/cheap/workhorse/old/whatever signal/tone generator for use for aligning analogue audio signals?

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Thomas W. Bethe 3 days 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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FabienTDR 3 days ago
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Can we get a thread for this absolute monster of a processor? Looking to share ideas, settings, findings... So who's using...

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lowland 3 days ago
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Just saw this intriguing photo on Facebook. Come on then, Jakob, what's the...

Hippocratic Mastering
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Solic 4 days ago
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Hi all, I'm looking for the name of a mastering engineer who's studio used to be in the Megatrax building in North Hollywood,...

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noah440 4 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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peter sikking 5 days ago
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I'm looking at either the Dangerous ST with the Dangerous A.S.S for DAC duties, OR a Crane Song Avocet as my monitor...

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OTRM 5 days ago
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Hi guys, After testing a big bunch of multiband compressors, I can’t find a direct substitute of the old TC MD3 in my master...

Antonio Escobar
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Nevemachine 5 days ago
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as you know, preparing MFiT masters could be a bit tricky sometimes. of course, exporting the master with -1dBFS is quite safe,...

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Blackdawg 6 days ago
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Which one? Heard people say Twins lies a bit. Eggs are hi-fi and KH 120 are no brainer for its price but still common...

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dotl 6 days ago
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Files here:!InggRS4K!ztYVoN9G7H46yqF7TBYlOw]Mastering Compressor Comparison The compressors include: ADT...

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myles 6 days ago
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Does anyone know of a plugin, preferably VST PC, that would very simply let you display images, so that I could easily save my...

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Philbo King 1 week ago
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Hey experts ;-) I've seen the beta version of the plugin being discussed in here weeks (months?) ago. The final version is out...

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scraggs 1 week ago
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hello, im looking for a unit that can do "aggression" like hendyamps michelangelo. any recommendations? thanks, v

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j.frad 1 week ago
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I'm noticing it all over the place. In wav files, in spotify tracks, and of course a whole other slew of low quality platforms....

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FabienTDR 1 week ago
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for 2-channel music production .. is the SRC any different in Advanced than in Standard? Are there more flexible...

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guitarmax_99 1 week ago
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I've seen people talking about this supposed original 1961/2 recording of the famous "Hey Joe" by Billy Roberts. So...

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Sharp11 1 week ago
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So far I always tried to preserve a high sampling rate as long as possible when doing masters, so SRC is done after limiting...

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Stereo Flux 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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duende 1 week ago
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My specific question is how do the streaming services deal with LUFS adjustment for an entire album? It seems most do it by the...

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darkalex 2 weeks ago
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I'm an amateur mixer with not much money for mastering. Should I try to master it myself, which is a crapshoot if you don't have...

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Adam Dempsey 2 weeks ago
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. . . . The RED edition is PURE BEAUTY !!!! :-) (SPL email answer: "We're selling it in black. The red one is a special...

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Skamm Goodiez 2 weeks ago
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I am mixing and mastering a VERY low budget (but sounds great) album that is going for a similar sound to 60's music like Beach...

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cmwolf 2 weeks 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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TreeOfLifeStudio 2 weeks ago
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Or is it really doing it when it’s building the preview?

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darkalex 2 weeks ago
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So, halfway thru 2020 now......... What notable improvements have you made this year to your studio, gear, workflow,...

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miguelmarques 2 weeks ago
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For those of you who have the Bettermaker Mastering Limiter, two questions if you’re so inclined: - Why is it essential to...

Vocal Mastering
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Vinnie-1 2 weeks 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 weeks ago
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This is most likely a stupid question to many of you but I'm having a hard time tracking down a straight answer on it. I think a...

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trackbout 2 weeks ago
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I have numerous outboard and ITB EQ's for mixing and would like to purchase a single EQ plugin for mastering purposes. I plan to...

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b0se 2 weeks ago


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