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Hi dear mastering people Although I give my best, I'd call myself an amateur in mastering. My chain looks like this (atm it's...

stardustmedia
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robot gigante 31st March 2006
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This has to be the most busiest mastering forum out of all. I like it.

pingu
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stardustmedia 31st March 2006
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All i have to use for mastering is SSL style comps. I find that unless its on the slowest attack, even at small GRs (.5 to...

Analog
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void 31st March 2006
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Hey guys not sure if a question like this has been asked here or not, but I'm going to be mixing a solo piano album. basically...

Inner Light
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Cellotron 30th March 2006
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I'm thinking of picking up a Universal Audio 2192 for recording and basement mastering. I've seen a few mastering studios that...

alberta_pete
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Bob Olhsson 30th March 2006
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Hi all. This month´s SOS has a nice article about online mastering. They state that the costs are much lower and that the...

Dog_Chao_Chao
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bob katz 30th March 2006
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I have heard this term mentioned several times already in this forum, but nobody has mentioned what it means specifically. Is it...

DontLetMeDrown
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Jose Mrochek 29th March 2006
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Greetings Bob, Much of your advice on these great posts here make sense to me. I wanted to tell you about my specific...

echo unit
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RobR 29th March 2006
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As I search the internet on Mastering Facilities, one thing becomes very apparent. We know that BESIDES the ME’s ears, the 2...

crna59
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max cooper 29th March 2006
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how do you guys deal with hearing a compressor's attack at the top of a song or going from a soft passage to a loud one? i can...

drew
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bob katz 29th March 2006
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I had someone bring in an instrumental so he could track his vocals that sounded like a cross between nickelback and creed. The...

RadioBox
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max cooper 29th March 2006
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My ME said lets try stems this time... so the plan is to btd down to 4 stereo stems BUT I'm just finishing the first song and...

Earwitness
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lucey 29th March 2006
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There's alot of talk about clipping converters...here's a question I have. Would there be any difference between cliping DA/AD.....

AnalogBob
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AnalogBob 28th March 2006
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Do you request mm or stereo interleaved files for mastering.

dongle
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Cellotron 28th March 2006
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Man this things pretty cool for mastering. Is there anything that can truly match it.

pingu
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Cellotron 28th March 2006
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Hey there. I'm wondering if a mastering engineer can tell the difference as to when/how an album was mixed. Particularily -...

SparkyCanada
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DirkB 28th March 2006
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What do me's use to monitor the mix and send throw the analog chain. I've heard of the muth console is used at stearling, anyone...

seb37000
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crna59 28th March 2006
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hey slutz. I'm putting together a CD of all my favorite songs I produced. I'm only going to hand it out to bands that I'd like...

knerd
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DeeDrive 28th March 2006
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What's a good (digital?) EQ for suppressing standing waves? It should have very small bands and I will only use cut, not...

Radiance
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Ethan Winer 27th March 2006
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If Ren Comp won't work for mastering, what ITB do you all recommend?

tubesandteles
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pingu 27th March 2006
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After my last thread about drums being "up" before a master, I've realized that not only is this not a good idea, but...

ChriGar
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bob katz 27th March 2006
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what is the most used mastering comp and why? thanks

doogie
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robot gigante 27th March 2006
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another question for mastering engineers ..... who uses the TC 6000 and under what circumstances? also if anyone has opinions how...

doogie
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bob katz 27th March 2006
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Is anyone using this on the mix (2-bus), or after the mix - but before it goes to the ME. I was thinking about mixing with...

Kesadiq
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Kesadiq 26th March 2006
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If you have a stereo wave file but you wish to process compression or limiting on the left and right channels independently what...

pingu
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pingu 26th March 2006
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Just came back from a premier mastering engineer session in Hollywood. The master came out great, and the engineer was nice...

ChriGar
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Yoni 26th March 2006
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Hi! When Mastering (and often at Mixing, too) tracks, I often have problems balancing the sound around 1500 Hz - I reduce the...

vls
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dcollins 26th March 2006
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lozion 25th March 2006
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How do you go about mastering an instrumental and accapella for a single? I need some vinyl to cut up for shows. Do you use the...

Relax
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ralphski 25th March 2006
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Most of us are aware of a little beast called dc offset. However is it worth checking for and is it worth fixing if it rears...

pingu
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Absolute 25th March 2006
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Hi chaps. I have a mastering job to do and its the first time ill be required to do it the new/old fashioned way, meaning the...

elfy
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Billster 24th March 2006
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I'd like to do mastering and can't say I'm too interested in the recording/mixing process. Were alot of you mix engineers who...

Axiomata
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stardustmedia 24th March 2006
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I've been listening to The All American Rejects album. This is the band with the song "Dirty Little Secret". I think...

ChriGar
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bloodstone 24th March 2006
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Anybody using these? I don't see them listed on too many gear lists but I think they are quite nice. Not quite as expensive as...

Axiomata
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AdamJay 24th March 2006
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After getting everything up and running I sit back in my comfy chair and immediatley notice that the mix is extremely hollow from...

ethan_c
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timmcallister 24th March 2006
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Hey folks, This will be my first time working with lacquerchannel mastering here in Toronto. I haven't decided which of the...

Jason Poulin
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James Guitar 24th March 2006
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I've been doing well mastering at my studio. Things are sounding great. BUT, I still have a pretty big issue. EQing the...

ChriGar
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<e> 24th March 2006
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Hi guys (Bob and Chris). First it is very cool to have you hanging out with us for a bit, thank you for your time and for...

not_so_new
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PRobb 23rd March 2006
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I'd like to do mastering and can't say I'm too interested in the recording process. Just curious. We're alot of you mix engineers...

Axiomata
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Axiomata 22nd March 2006
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bob katz 22nd March 2006
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although I don't plan to do any mastering for real, just practice. When I was in a local studio here in town, they had a program...

Matt Grondin
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void 22nd March 2006
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Seems like the lament about the software maximizer/limiters is that when you get them really loud, they ruin the music. But when...

Killahurts
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Rick Sutton 22nd March 2006
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What are the various noise reduction tools that you guys use for various things? I'm thinking of vinyl transfers, post-film work,...

Tibbon
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fifthcircle 22nd March 2006
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I have always been fascinated by what mastering engineers do, and I would love to actually be able to call myself one in the...

illynoise
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jayfrigo 22nd March 2006
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perun 21st March 2006
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As Bob suggested for another thread (here it is, Bob!), what are some common solutions used for super indiscernable/problematic...

Sqye
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no ssl yet 21st March 2006
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I have had a few different people master my mixes over the years, and I have had one reoccurring problem with the results:...

Ann Denton
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AlexLakis 21st March 2006
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Presuming that my ultimate goal is to have the best stereo mix printed from an analog console. I am willing purchase a...

midnightsun
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lucey 21st March 2006
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I've spoken with a few people who claimed that some high end mastering engineers (including some at Sterling) used the Lavry and...

Analog
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Analog 21st March 2006
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Hi all, After the analog process, it is a good idea to work the adc at 88KHz, then downsample 2:1 to the DAW interface? I...

ed_wave
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ed_wave 21st March 2006

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