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Below I am sharing something that I send to my mastering clients when they inquire about targeting LUFS levels for streaming...

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Trakworx 1 day ago
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Files here:!InggRS4K!ztYVoN9G7H46yqF7TBYlOw]Mastering Compressor Comparison The compressors include: ADT...

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SmoothTone 2 weeks ago
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Dear friends and colleagues, it's with great sadness that I have to inform you my studio has been burgled, here in Los...

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lowland 28th February 2021
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thom wettstein and I have compared a few eq's to each other. next to my eq's knif soma knif eksa gyraf g23-s tube tech...

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AudiotalesDesign 2nd February 2021
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We have a new sub-forum titled "Mastering for Beginners" (see above) Some of the past threads will be moved there...

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Riccardo 22nd November 2013
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1) Please search the forum prior to posting. Many topics have already been discussed ad infinitum. This will avoid clutter and...

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Riccardo 11th October 2007
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merging have a interesting new converter, the "little brother" of horus - hapi Merging Technologies | Hapi Mic Pre...

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blueNan 12 minutes ago
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Which dither algorithm do you mainly use?

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Firechild 33 minutes ago
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Does anybody have any general tips/strategies for compressing surround music? If it matters, I'm working with electronic rock. ...

Resort Records
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Philbo King 54 minutes ago
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Cutting down on my setup. Which of the 2 would you keep and why..? Thanks!

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kosmokrator 1 hour ago
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Hi everybody, Would you change your mixing/mastering practices if you know for sure that a listener hears almost exact sound...

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Philbo King 1 hour ago
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Hello What do you think is future of online mastering, especially now after Covid when music scene / live acts died? will be...

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kludgeaudio 1 hour ago
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I once remastered several albums for a famous overseas artist and it was released on a major label. I just got the...

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swafford 2 hours ago
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I’ve always wanted to do such a thread here and today I’m finally posting it I wonder what’s the most common personality...

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Mesmerised 3 hours ago
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Hello! I am running Cubase 7 on an old Mac (OS Mountain Lion) and would like to use WaveLab. Looks like I would need version 7 of...

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Thomas W. Bethe 4 hours ago
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Hi guys I have some questions about what LUFS/dBFS you shoot for when publishing audio for the web (YouTube and other video...

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darkalex 5 hours ago
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Hello eveyone, I just got a Bettermaker Mastering Limiter and I'm having some issues with it that I don't seem to see anywhere...

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Slug1 12 hours ago
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Have been asked to sit on a panel to discuss MQA Oct 7th. Please help me out with links to any info pro or con that would add...

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sax512 15 hours ago
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I'm curious - does anyone have any software recommendations for cleanly saturating/soft clipping peaks in full mixes (without...

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deedeeyeah 18 hours ago
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Hi all, my name is Andy and I'm currently doing a quantitative research for my undergrad dissertation. You're kindly invited...

Andy Chan
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Andy Chan 20 hours ago
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I just started ripping old Audio CD's I mastered from 1997-2014 using WaveLab on Windows at the time. I am now on a Mac and do...

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Riccardo 21 hours ago
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Where can I find out how "successful" a given artist is? Sales and streaming numbers. Video views. Ticket sales....

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Greg Reierson 23 hours ago
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Can anyone recommend some headphones that are good for consistent low end translation on to other systems when mixing electronic...

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TurboJets 23 hours ago
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An AE friend of mine recently attended a mastering session with Ted Jensen. The music was Hard Rock. The mastered tracks are...

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Mindtree 1 day ago
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I downloaded the Taylor Swift single "Look What You Made Me Do" from Amazon. Sure enough it's mastered nearly too -7...

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darkalex 1 day ago
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As someone who masters as part of my regular production, writing, composing -- all with mixing -- work, do you feel that the...

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Slug1 1 day ago
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I recently started rediscovering this plugin, experimenting with some of the presets as starting points, and getting some...

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lsdornothin 2 days ago
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Hi there, MEs! Soooo? Steven Slate VSX Headphone?! I have waited a bit to ask, as there is another monster thread going...

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LoneSoundRanger 4 days ago
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what would it be - and why? I choose: DMG Equilibrium, Multiplicity and Limitless. Super sound and flexibility. Just for...

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E-Irizarry 5 days ago
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Hello! what is your favourite Clippper Plugin? Cheers!

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billinder33 5 days ago
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Morning... Just wondering if anyone knows of a VST plugin that can load and render jpeg/png files? I'm currently using...

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Surbitone 6 days ago
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I’d like to add a broad strokes, intuitive end of chain EQ that is both euphonic and versatile. Doing lots of filmscore type...

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teebaum 6 days ago
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It seems like there are so many people in the mastering section advertising that they do mastering, mixing, producing, playing an...

Thomas W. Bethe
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Justin Perkins 1 week ago
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I hooked up AFI1 and Mac, everything looks good but the system just couldn't find the device. I have tried MacOS 10.12 and 10.13,...

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oldgearguy 1 week ago
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Morning - I'm approaching a point in the next few months where I should have a collection of songs mixed and ready for...

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Brent Hahn 1 week ago
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Softube - Weiss DS1-MK3 well now.

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mart 1 week ago
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SSL Fusion


There's a new product by SSL called the Fusion. I got to use it briefly and was pretty impressed with it. I would have liked...

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ghostman 1 week ago
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Gyraf G24


Thought I'd start a thread on this one - had it in my rack for just under a week now. I wanted to write a proper review, but have...

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gyraf 1 week ago
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What’s the principle of working behind any digital volume control knob, the simple ones found on mobile phones, laptops,...

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TomVY 1 week ago
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Hey Fellow Gear Spacers, Let me kick this off by saying I’m not a ME by trade, but I am interested in learning more about...

Adam Peter Shinn
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Byron Pierce 1 week ago
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...arrived some days ago & i thought i share my impressions w.r.t. mastering. some time ago had my trip through the...

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nyandres 1 week ago
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So let's say you have a stereo file that can't be remixed and the kick is hitting 0.0 dB!! on the True Peak reading, while the...

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Deptronic 1 week ago
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hey there, caused by a discussion with macc, I am doing R&D for a full-function passive mastering EQ, basically building...

peter sikking
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peter sikking 1 week ago
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as no digital tape emulation really satisfies me and i have little experience with hardware tape emulations, i would like to ask...

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Surbitone 1 week ago
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Is someone using it? Why is so quiet about it? 130db of headroom, transparent or transformer input stage..... how is clipp?

Luke Skywalker
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IanBSC 1 week ago
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Bit late to the party but only just noticed the split. It looks like there were differences between the factory that manufactured...

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graphs 1 week ago
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About the "Thermionic Culture: THE KITE" you read here little to nothing (as well as about the "the...

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Vinnie-1 1 week ago
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Hi, I'm looking for a great AES/EBU soundcard to go with my mac pro 5.1 The Lynx AES16 is still the one to get or there's better...

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OTRM 1 week ago
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A few people this last month have said that DB is crapping out badly in random spots on playback. There are no issues after...

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Justin Perkins 1 week ago
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I just did, politely, and I've done it a few times before, though it's very rare for me. I always have mixed feelings about it,...

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Musiclab 1 week ago
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I'm confused. I've read a lot on that topic, and i'm even more confuse. I hope someone here can help me If the final master...

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Edward_Vinatea 2 weeks ago
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Hey everyone, checking some masters that I just received, I noticed some strange result in my got-to surgical EQs (Fabfiltet...

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JanusRecording 2 weeks ago
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This processor is pretty old, but as mastering compressor not many reviews, but the rare reviews are veru good. If You have good...

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RobAcid 2 weeks ago
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No hype thread, but I am really liking the MD4 HD for multiband processing on some tracks. Smoothest recombined LP MB I've...

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RobAcid 2 weeks ago
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Just waiting for it to arrive today. hittt I needed a Var Mu and this one should go nicely with my Maselec MLA-3. I figured if...

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MrG 2 weeks ago
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I'm in the midst of deciding between either.. Does anyone have experiences with both?

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