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Many thanks from all of us, for this great Q&A! There's a lot of awesome tricks and know-how in there. Hope to see you...

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Reptil 30th November 2016
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Guys, thanks all for the great questions! Great to see your love for audio and passion! congrats to the gearslutz winner and...

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LucaPretolesi 30th November 2016
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Honestly, it's really, really difficult to pick "winners", all questions were good. kfhkh But we've made a choice....

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Reptil 18th November 2016
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Hey Everyone, happy to be here, I love Gearslutz and I'm looking forward to answer your questions. Ciao

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LucaPretolesi 9th November 2016
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LUCA PRETOLESI’S COMPLETED WORKS 2 Chainz “Employee of the Month” – Mixing and Mastering Adict “Bye Bye”...

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Jules 3rd November 2016
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Get inspired and get the techniques you need to achieve the sounds you hear in your head and in the...

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puremix.net 2nd November 2016
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You can post questions from today! Luca will be answering your questions for the next two weeks. :) You post your question as a...

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Reptil 2nd November 2016
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Q: What was the most challenging sub-heavy track you have mixed, and how did you overcome the challenges?

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shoutinhalls 3rd December 2016
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Hi Digital Boy! ;) A real fan from the early days here! Your album "Futuristik" really had a formative influence to...

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Mr. Varaldo 2nd December 2016
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Hello, Luca I bought the sm9 monitors since I saw you used them, I produce momba music and styles similar to yours, I sincerely...

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victoredmundo 1st December 2016
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How can you imagine music will be in future? You have sone predictions?

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LucaPretolesi 30th November 2016
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Which tracks are best mastered, mixed and sounding in your opinion?

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LucaPretolesi 30th November 2016
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Hi Luca. My question is not technical, neither musical. It is about something often overlooked, such as how a successful...

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LucaPretolesi 30th November 2016
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Hey Luca! Edward "Artsy Moods" here! ;-) Hope you're doing well! Can you tell us what are the 3 last plugins which...

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E Artsy Moods 29th November 2016
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Hey Luca! I often find myself in the situation where it's hard for me to decide where to place specific elements in the mix...

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LucaPretolesi 29th November 2016
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Hi Luca Thank you for this QA. Which headphones do you use to check your mixes?

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LucaPretolesi 29th November 2016
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Hi Luca Thank you for this QA. If you use an ITB Reverb, do you use a convo or an algo one? Best

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LucaPretolesi 29th November 2016
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Hi, "Crossover" was one of my first house/techno tracks I heard in the early nineties. There is a lot of cool vocal...

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LucaPretolesi 29th November 2016
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Hi Luca, Since I guess a lot of computing power is needed when producing electronic stuff, I am curious about your choice about...

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sigmatibet 29th November 2016
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Hi Luca, first, thanks for sharing your experience with us kfhkh I've seen on your videos that you use a hybrid setup (ITB...

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LucaPretolesi 29th November 2016
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Hello Luca Please can you share with us, which limiter are you using for mastering? (If you are using more brands of limiters...

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LucaPretolesi 29th November 2016
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Hey Luca, I am curious as to your philosophy on distortion/saturation, specifically on the sub bass. How do you fill out the...

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LucaPretolesi 29th November 2016
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G'day Luca Thanks so much for doing this Q+A, it was a real pleasure meeting you at your studio back in June, I'll be sure to...

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LucaPretolesi 29th November 2016
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I've been getting better at making "Giant Leads" but I'm not there yet. What are some simple ways of putting one...

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LucaPretolesi 29th November 2016
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Hi Luca, I know that you work with multiple genres of electronic music, such as Big Room, Progressive, House and Electro to just...

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LucaPretolesi 29th November 2016
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I wonder how you can have those big sounding synths with big reverb, yet avoiding that the mix is swamped in a wishy washy fog.

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LucaPretolesi 29th November 2016
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What you think about cheap monitors vs high end monitors?

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Owen L T 16th November 2016
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Hi Luca, what are your favorites compressors (hardware or software) at the mixing stage ? Do you use limiting when mixing, if...

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Lion 10th November 2016
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Thanks for taking the time to share your techniques. Can you talk a bit about hp and lp filters in Mastering? For example, on...

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andy3 9th November 2016
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What sample libraries do you like to work with, especially drum and percussion samples? And do you use prebuilt percussion loops...

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LucaPretolesi 9th November 2016
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Hi Luca, First I'd like to thank you for all the information you've already made available online. It's pretty interesting to...

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LucaPretolesi 9th November 2016
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Hi Luca, thank you very much for sharing your techniques. How do you deal with phase issues when mixing especially at the...

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LucaPretolesi 9th November 2016
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What are the three best advices that you would give to a beginning engineer who wants to mix his own EDM or Electronic tracks (or...

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LucaPretolesi 9th November 2016
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I'm wondering how common it is for you to use a bit of stereo widening in Mastering, and which plug-ins you chose for that task. ...

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LucaPretolesi 7th November 2016
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Hi Luca, Only recently I've discovered where your career has taken you since the days we were dancing - hakkuh! - to tunes...

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LucaPretolesi 7th November 2016
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Hello Luca!! , I could see that you changed the ssl sigma by dangeros 2buss +, is there any difference in sound between the...

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LucaPretolesi 7th November 2016
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Hi Luca, How to mix Bass and Kick for great Low-End Balance? Thank You!

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alesssss 6th November 2016
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hi luca a big fan here! i noticed a separate screen with what seemed like izotope's insight running in your studio, as well...

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LucaPretolesi 6th November 2016
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So many instruments and samples are in stereo (Nexus2 for example). When mixing in Logic, do you have a preferred method for...

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LucaPretolesi 6th November 2016
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Hi Luca, I was wondering if there are times when you find L/R processing more appropriate than M/S? Also, do you ever use both...

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JesterPaul 4th November 2016
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Hello. I have approx 12000$ to studio. What is your must have to mastering and vocal recording studio? Actually i have JBL...

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LucaPretolesi 4th November 2016
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Hi Luca, Thanks for being here! I write library music and do custom work for TV. At times EDM criteria pops up, so I end...

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LucaPretolesi 4th November 2016
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Hi Luca, Thank you for spending some time with us! I'm a big fan of your work and you are a role model for me for mixing and...

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LucaPretolesi 4th November 2016
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Hey Luca! Was Curious to know simply what you use each piece of gear for, in most cases? **For example: Dangerous...

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LucaPretolesi 4th November 2016
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Hi Luca, great that you want to answer our questions. kfhkh I was wondering what your favorite monitor speaker is, for both...

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Reptil 4th November 2016
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Hi Luca You seem very passionate about sharing your techniques and tricks, and about teaching others. I admire that, i am also...

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LucaPretolesi 4th November 2016
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Hi there, I'm lead to believe that you made a sample rom for the roland S series in the 90's where can i get a copy. :)

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LucaPretolesi 3rd November 2016
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Hi Luca I am a HUGE fan of yours. You must get alot of sample based tracks that are squashed and limited to the max....

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LucaPretolesi 3rd November 2016
 

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