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TDR SlickEQ M (Mastering Edition) extends SlickEQ’s proven concept into a fully-fledged stereophonic equalizer. Specifically developed for the audio mastering engineer, no compromises have been made to deliver an exceptional musical flexibility and audio fidelity. Behind an intuitive user interface hides as staggering array of possibilities: A set of musical high-pass and low-pass filters including a low frequency “monoization” section offer detailed control over the signal bandwidth. Six powerful parametric filter bands give precise access over tone, timbre and the stereo image, and a sophisticated meta-filter offers direct and intuitive access to the brightness, hardness or equal loudness curve of an audio signal. All filters except HP and LP operate in a parallel EQ configuration. The EQ bands in particular include an elaborate nonlinearity inspired by the musically beneficial side effects found in inductor filter technology. An effective auto gain mechanism automatically compensates for changes of perceived loudness while operating the EQ and last but not least, semi-intelligent signal analysis options allow matching the input signal’s spectrum against a pink noise reference; or automatically setting the HP and LP filters according to the signal’s audible bandwidth. As with SlickEQ Standard and SlickEQ – Gentleman’s Edition, a multirate processing scheme (a.k.a. “internal resampling”) combined with elaborate signal processing techniques ensure the highest signal integrity is maintained throughout the processing.

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Mastering plugin recommendations?

...better. Ozone has everything you need and some things you don't. Other options I would be more than happy with: EQ TDR SlickEQ M is great because it's designed especially for mastering tasks. EQuilibrium is one helluva digital EQ with many, many options to explore. ProQ is my go-to for digital EQ cos the workflow suits me. TDR Nova,...

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Clariphonic alternatives that don't require a dongle?

...HF boost then also check out the free TDR SlickEQ (gorgeous saturated HF boost with multiple shelf shapes) and the TDR SlickEQ M (another parallel EQ, more focused on mastering applications). If you're gonna check out the Maag (another parallel design) or Luftikus (there is an x64 build) there's also the free Q3D from Volko...

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Zynaptiq Intensity

...one for Side - and rarely M/S eq if needed). And finally they go into stereo bus where I have TDR SlickEQ M and Limiter 6. In this configuration, any touch with Unfilter is a huge bump in highs, I'll have to test how dull my mix (or even instruments) should be so once...

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