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It is a place for engineers starting out seeking advice about the fundamentals of mastering. Seasoned pros with a bit of time and...

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Riccardo 27th March 2016
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Let me take a moment to type up a PQ primer... PQ codes refer to 2 of the 8 subcode channels P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, that run...

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jayfrigo 12th May 2008
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I find that my tracks lack somewhat in bass. I monitor with Neumann KH120s, in a semi-treated room, and because the monitors...

denstrow
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Sharp11 2 weeks ago
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i'm uploading mastered files at 24 bit/48khz to bandcamp... the idea is, if someone wanted to download high res, it's...

batsbrew
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earlevel 10th August 2022
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those working in the world of Audio, what does your home studio look like? I'm after some ideas. currently, I have a Mac for pro...

Jagermoot
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nverxion 6th August 2022
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I don’t mind throwing some money for a great in depth tutorial series or masterclass that goes over functional use of wavelab,...

JBVN
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JBVN 24th July 2022
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Hi, I am reading an interview with Rundgren who produced a bunch of records in the 70s. At one point they reference the New York...

telecode
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Philbo King 21st July 2022
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Hi, anyone have ideas how they managed to make this sound so good over regular crappy phone and laptop speakers. Is there a tool...

telecode
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RedPeakAudio 10th July 2022
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I see alot of mastering online sites, but what I'm looking for is a mixdown of my current Logic Pro X project(s) where a...

ValliSoftware
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ValliSoftware 14th May 2022
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Hi All you party people ;--)) I am mastering some slow electronica I have made. These are the mastering compressor choices...

ajscent
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motomotomoto 10th May 2022
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hey im looking to just get my songs a bit louder temporarily for streaming sites until my album is ready and will send to...

sound joe
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sound joe 2nd May 2022
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I use Ozone 9 and its Maximizer plugin on the main bus. Problem is, when my overall song output is too low, and I pull the...

BrazenActs
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MAXX VADA 2nd May 2022
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I record my own music at my amatuer but decent home studio. I do everything ITB. After I master my track in wavelab pro 11 and...

dvalleyjim
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Russell Casse 4th April 2022
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I’ve searched for previous threads but was looking for a bit more discussion if possible. I only do this as a hobbyist, but am...

DamianL
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andy3 21st March 2022
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Hi All, Sorry if this is in the wrong place, but there isn't a mixing forum. Hi all, Thanks in advance for your...

arsonculture
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arsonculture 17th March 2022
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Hello I'm looking into building my own first setup to handle mastering purposes. I'm thinking about when I get the monitoring...

8azulak
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Joe_caithness 4th March 2022
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Hey all, how do you deal with loud mixes? As in already slammed. I've been getting more and more of these already pushed to 0db....

woody reed
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batsbrew 4th February 2022
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Hi All Please can someone help me. I am using a Prism Lyra 2 and want to listen in real time to the input of of the Prism...

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ajscent 28th January 2022
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Hi, I am looking at analog hardware options to complement my SSL Fusion. I have no other hardware at the moment. Budget -...

thetizzler
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Liam Judah 27th January 2022
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Hi all, some advice please... There is a song (Track 3) on the album I'm currently working on that has a reverse sound at the...

MogwaiBoy
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Deleted 1a5f22634081797 5th January 2022
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Bear with me I am a mere amateur. Once you mix the element sdo you add a bus saturation or plugin like trainsgainer, then...

keenly
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blayz2002 3rd January 2022
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Why do some mastering/mixing tutorials on loudness emphasize squashing the dynamic range (lowering the peak to RMS ratio)? I get...

sambaji
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sambaji 28th November 2021
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Hi everybody, I recently started a collaboration as mixing and mastering engineer for a small funky house / disco house...

Concept B.
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Surbitone 27th November 2021
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hi, maybe at black Friday i'll buy it if cheap... but got questions : (i gonna try it 30 day..) 1- but do i need it...

lunecha
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lunecha 25th November 2021
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For starters, I did a cover of "Wanna Level Up" by Vincent Vega (the song is used under license by Epidemic...

Cutting Diamond
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Cutting Diamond 19th November 2021
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Hello, I have always used dither when going from a 64 bit float reaper session to a 24 bit export (as stated here:...

soundcard91
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CJ Mastering 7th November 2021
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Hello! I am looking to get into mastering and am a complete beginner. This will be long winded, so please bear with me...

Thenewexhibit
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SmoothTone 2nd November 2021
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Need a bit of advice from Ozone gurus :) First some context from the user manual (on dynamics module): Crossover Type Select...

sircuit
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sircuit 30th October 2021
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Hello, Can you recommend me a great mix buss compressor plugin for glue? Which would you choose Between these: (both same...

akazic
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DrAudioBot 29th October 2021
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I should say compressor (since I only have one) but would it be a good idea to go out of the box and mix dual mono then recombine...

777funk
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CJ Mastering 10th October 2021
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Hello I am from Greece and I am a beginner in mastering. The only thing to know is to clean scratches and clicks from vinyl with...

thebest20
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CJ Mastering 26th September 2021
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How to do audio mastering with Native Instruments Traktor Pro and a DAW (Ableton Live in this case). Traktor Pro can be used...

golem
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golem 22nd September 2021
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Hiya, Sorry I know this has been covered before, I've read the older threads, I was just wondering if any users had any new...

faeriepunk23
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faeriepunk23 9th September 2021
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Hi Gearspace. I was wondering.. before I send my song off to mastering do you think I should remove my stereo width plugin...

fannar182
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jpanderson80 25th August 2021
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Hi guys I need some tips on Mastering, I'm quite a newbie. I'm using Ozone 9 but having a problem with raising the overall track...

svemir
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ilalin 6th August 2021
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Hi. I recorded a music mix doing my best to keep the "peaks" reported by the recording software (Wavelab) at -6dB...

Edu_82
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ilalin 6th August 2021
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Preparing lossless pre-master files. Mastering Engineer wants 24-bit / DAW works in 32-bit Floating Point. Should I dither?

MogwaiBoy
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Mindtree 19th June 2021
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I'm trying to keep my true peaks below -2.7dB, but my software is not making it easy! I have Ozone Elements 8 on the master...

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RyanM 16th June 2021
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I have a mix that is set to 0.0dB after a bunch of compressors each eating 0.5 to 2dB per had been stacked on the master bus. It...

777funk
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SmoothTone 16th June 2021
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I've been practicing on mastering spoken word audio ITB recently and I'm having trouble making the audio reach the levels I see...

gradivus
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gradivus 12th June 2021
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Hello, I've been making electronic music a long time, but haven't finished any tracks in years. I am now being productive...

dolomick
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MogwaiBoy 9th June 2021
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i have released numerous records sometimes using separate streaming masters when appropriate and sometimes using just a...

Jackdc100
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Carl Freeland 4th June 2021
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I'm looking to create a capable home Recording, Mixing, Mastering setup. I've created a list of essential, and desired components...

Lashtal
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Lashtal 23rd May 2021
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I'm trying to master some of my psytrance tracks, and I seem to need excessive limiting to get them around -9LUFS (around 6dB or...

denstrow
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denstrow 21st May 2021
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Ok so as the title says. My mixes and masters sound great on earbuds, phone speaker, studio monitors, even the nightclub sound...

ScottBrio
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ScottBrio 19th May 2021
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Im sure this is basic stuff but cant find a good answer I want to use a stack of limiters on the mix bus One multiband One...

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deedeeyeah 24th April 2021
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I’m a novice at mastering (clearly) and just tried my hand at my own track for the first time. It has a true peak of -0.3, as I...

jsbeeth
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jsbeeth 19th April 2021
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Hi, Does Anyone have any specific advice on using Izotope Ozone 9 on a recorded DJ mix? The mix itself was recorded using an...

Window101
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Window101 15th April 2021
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Hi, I mastering one simple audio recording and it looks good and gain is up -2dB. But on mobile is it very bad and height loud...

heroj
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heroj 8th April 2021
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Your preferred cloud drive for File Transfers?

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ScottBrio 3rd April 2021
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Ok so I’m investing in a solid 5-6 piece mastering chain to start off my mixing and mastering business. Here’s what I’m...

ScottBrio
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Nitrouspizza 2nd April 2021
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Hey guys, i recently moved from Mac to PC and i'm not digging Ableton as a DAW for mastering. Thought it might be a good time to...

Barncore
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RJHollins 1st April 2021

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