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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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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 14 hours ago
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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...

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jsbeeth 3 days ago
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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...

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Window101 1 week ago
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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...

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heroj 2 weeks ago
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Your preferred cloud drive for File Transfers?

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ScottBrio 2 weeks ago
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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...

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ScottBrio 2 weeks ago
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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 -...

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thetizzler 2 weeks ago
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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...

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Nitrouspizza 2 weeks ago
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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...

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RJHollins 3 weeks ago
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Hey! First post here so apologies if this one is a bit of a mess! There's a lot of info online which is great but at the same...

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Nitrouspizza 3 weeks ago
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How do you slutz handle payment after a job is completed? do you send them a partial sample or demand full payment before...

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Deleted c7044dea016f2f2 3rd March 2021
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So confused. So I downloaded an old country song from iTunes. Put it in Cubase. Played it with fader at 0. On the Master...

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ghostman 27th February 2021
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Hey guys! Quick question. Running Logic Pro X. Looking to run audio out of my interface and BACK in for printing. But looking to...

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TomVY 26th February 2021
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I'm trying to learn some mastering. When I use the Weiss DS1-MK3 and throw a TDR Limiter afterwards (no processing, just for the...

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TomVY 26th February 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...

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SmoothTone 20th February 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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thedarkproject 18th February 2021
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Hi, I'm preparing original tracks for sale and download from a website. I'm mastering each track as a wave file which I will...

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Marindakim 8th February 2021
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i have released numerous records sometimes using separate streaming masters when appropriate and sometimes using just a...

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darkalex 1st February 2021
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Hey, everyone! I do audio engineering and mixing, and ocassionally, I run into a client who can’t necessarily afford mastering,...

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SmoothTone 28th January 2021
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Any tips on level matching when mastering in a hybrid system? I’m trying to compare what the outboard is doing, and so was...

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phillus 21st January 2021
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Hey guys, an area of my track is clipping and I'm not sure how or why. I'm working in elevate and I have the ceiling set at...

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DGillespie 11th January 2021
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Hi everyone I want to make two master of the same project, one for cd production and one for streaming.. I normally master with...

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DanMartini 9th January 2021
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Hello, Does anyone within Europe have the Golden Ears Audio Ear Training Programme CDs that they would like to sell? Thanks.

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mottow 5th January 2021
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hi there I'm doing a master with Ozone 9 and I'm facing an issue that makes me feel a complete novice: In the module dynamics,...

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darkalex 31st December 2020
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Hi everybody. I know dithering is for when reducing bit depth. The label I'm working with would be releasing vinyl and bandcamp...

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SmoothTone 25th December 2020
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Hello there. I run a YouTube channel where I make video essays on shows/movies that I like. Currently, to record my voice, I use...

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CJ Mastering 11th December 2020
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Hey Slutz! I think everyone is finally on the same page that mastering is in fact necessary. But now that we’ve arrived at that...

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Nizzle 10th December 2020
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I've begun mastering for some small-time ambient/drone artists, and I think it's got to be the easiest genre to master in a lot...

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Andrew Klimek 7th December 2020
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hi everyone, what are your advices for preparing a good mix before it's mastered? By looking around I saw that there are...

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DanMartini 4th December 2020
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Hi all, Here's a newb sort of question for one of the many patient mastering engineers present. I'm learning how to limit...

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timboalogo 3rd December 2020
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hi everyone, I'm working on a master where I'm using Izope's dynamics and I realized I went too far expanding the high end,...

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DanMartini 1st December 2020
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Hi! I am fighting with a track and I’m looking for guidance. The mix sounds good, but the snare tends to lose significantly...

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Andrea 28th November 2020
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From 'back in the day"... ....I am used to using a TC Finalizer + 96k. But the one I have is in use. I need another 2 Ch...

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johannburkard 22nd November 2020
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I'll make it short and sweet: Best modern interface ~$500 with mastering quality D/A converters? Shoot!

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B.Collins 15th November 2020
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Hi there, since a DDPi can be sent in higher resolution that 1648 does it make sense to let the pressing factory take care of...

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CJ Mastering 13th November 2020
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db9091 7th November 2020
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Hi! I'm having an issue on the mastering side of things and wondered if one of you could shed some light on things. I...

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CJ Mastering 5th November 2020
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First let me say that I TRY to master my music and I'm in no way a Pro, although I've been working at it for some years now....

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Oafashow 28th October 2020
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The rise of home recordists and audio hobbyists have impacted the professional territory of the music industry. Currently a trend...

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coreyspencer 28th October 2020
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I have a stem of high hats and shakers where the shakers are way too quiet but the highhats are good I don't want to mess with...

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dirtROBOT 23rd October 2020
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When I first got into recording back in 2005 I simply loved capturing performances or song ideas. With kids a long hiatus came...

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melodic dreamer 21st October 2020
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Hi, I read that the recommend LUFS today for YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music is -14LUFS so I check a few songs. I downloaded from...

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aviorrok 19th October 2020
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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...

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deedeeyeah 16th October 2020
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Sceptre S8+TS108 User here,also has adam a7x & NS10M pro. I'm very satisfied with Sceptre's sound field performance and...

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ZENSIX 12th October 2020
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Hello Gearslutzzz, I'm doing some audio recordings again - after a 10 years break or so - and I need some help. I have...

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_barnee 12th October 2020
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Hi all, I'm a high school teacher show is starting a big project that will involve the recording, editing and mixing of...

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chiasson 10th October 2020
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Looking to have a couple of mixes recorded to cassette and back into Pro Tools for an alternative release. Anyone ever do this,...

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DirkP 5th October 2020
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Hi all, Question for everyone here, but especially the Mastering Engineers if they don't mind. How in the hell do you master so...

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lucey 2nd October 2020
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"Mastering for Beginners:" Isn't that a bit like 'DIY Unexploded Bomb Disposal?'

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razorboy 10th September 2020
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Situation: The project in question has both vocal and plug-in instrument tracks. I plan to prepare this project to be mixed and...

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CJ Mastering 1st September 2020