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Edit, October 11, 2021: This post has been updated with more current information. Below I am sharing something that I send to...

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Carl Freeland 1 week ago
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Files here:!InggRS4K!ztYVoN9G7H46yqF7TBYlOw]Mastering Compressor Comparison The compressors include: ADT...

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M2E 3 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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Thor 14th April 2022
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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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Hello What kind of mastering plug-ins / technologies are you still missing in 2022? Almost everything was invented and...

Eplex7 DSP
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Fred_Abstract 12 minutes ago
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People thought I was insane for saying the vintage converter hype is real and coming in plugin form.. but here we are...

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rrraaalllfff 2 hours ago
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This looks interesting, and may prove very useful for surgical bass EQ work. Anybody else heard of it...

Philbo King
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deedeeyeah 9 hours ago
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I would assume at the mastering stage open back headphones are the best choice since they provide more open sound. Which do you...

Glenn Bucci
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shamelesssounds 17 hours ago
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Need some advice I do House / Dance Music and occasionally other genres like pop , hip hop etc,,, Looking for a good ADC in...

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REMIXER31 18 hours ago
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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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digi882 18 hours ago
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Does anyone have links or schematics to DIY mastering builds? I searched around for the Net EQ plans which I believe are public...

nick b
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Joe_caithness 20 hours ago
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Hi fellas, which are your favorite plugins for mastering? I see more and more ME going ITB in the past two years so Im curious to...

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thermos 1 day ago
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Hi, I'm working on a live recording and all the tracks are sequenced without silence. Between some tracks there is...

Cassar Audio Lab
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Greg Reierson 1 day ago
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Hello all, I have a couple questions about mastering I hope you can answer for me. 1. Does Mastering really make your material...

mr. torture
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Hippocratic Mastering 1 day ago
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Good morning, I wanted to kindly ask if any mastering engineers are using the IGS audio tubecore (vari-my) or the IGS audio V8...

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carolcappetta 1 day ago
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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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X-Pand Sound Mastering 2 days ago
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I am actually having cognitive dissonance about this next post because I want to keep this box a secret weapon but the more...

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wildplum 2 days ago
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I've definitively concluded that 24 bit uploads sound better than 16 bit uploads on Spotify. Now I'm trying to determine if...

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splitting_ears 2 days ago
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This shows a fancy side-view of a forthcoming product. We've been working intensely on it, now for two years. Thought you guys...

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JfromRVA 2 days ago
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Bought one of these suckers recently. While it's not the most secret unit in the world there's not a lot of information on it, so...

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carolcappetta 2 days 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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tymish 3 days ago
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I was wondering if anyone could help me out here. I'm currently working on restoring a live recording. I'm not sure of the...

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Uncovered Pitch 4 days ago
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I'll start with a standard GS disclaimer: I don't get anything for this. I've just been a beta tester and this thing is...

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DanArt 4 days ago
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Hello, I have a question about the perception of distortion and different DAC filters. I am a sound engineer in a TV studio and...

hasan aydin
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Rumi 4 days ago
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I do the mastering of my clients' songs at ITB. I often use the LinMB, Waves linear phase multiband compressor, quite often. Now...

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Jmfreeland 4 days ago
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Hi, I'm in a position where I need to make a DDP to send to a pressing plant. Please could you advise on software options on Mac....

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Simon Morrison 5 days ago
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Hi I have a track I mastered yesterday that required a lot of de-clicking etc in RX7. I saved the RX session but today I have...

F. Davis
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StephenMarsh 5 days ago
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Hi folks, Anyone got or used a HCL Thermos? From what I gather it's a 4 band parametric mastering EQ based on the Barry Porter...

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AB3 6 days ago
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Anyone have experience with either or (ideally) both of these units that you can share? There are a few opinions on the Museq in...

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engmix 1 week ago
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Hi, I am looking for a good stereo mastering EQ to complement my Tegeler Audio EQP-1 for EDM and Techno mastering duties,...

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8ttila 1 week ago
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Hello everyone I'm having a client that wants me to master a voice over recording at -17.7 LUFS and -0.3dbTP I put a L1...

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Alexey Lukin 1 week ago
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Hi all. I'm looking at the api 5500 as a color hardware eq, but I've seen comments that it is more colored than the original...

Ski spiggy
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Ski spiggy 1 week ago
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CD-Burn.DDP.Master | HOFA-Plugins woah, talk about upping your game! Looks like they are moving into the full mastering...

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The Beatsmith 1 week ago
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I got the following from a long-time Hip Hop client of mine: "I wanted to know if I can book a couple hours of studio...

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Trakworx 1 week ago
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I'd like to try and get a picture of how many and which mastering houses/studios offer the Neumann DMM service. I know about...

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misjah 1 week ago
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has anyone had a chance to audition the new dirac plugin solution yet? i imagine someone with a first-hand experience with a...

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flak 2 weeks ago
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Some months ago I got a phone call from a guy in the US encouraging me to try a new type of audio processing called FiDef....

Chris Bauer
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copperx 2 weeks ago
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Hi , Is it worth buying in 2021 the legendary TC 6000 Native with MD3/4 for mastering? Do you think it's a waste of money as...

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Joe_caithness 2 weeks ago
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Hi all, I still use PSP Mastercomp as a 'clean', final mastering compressor before limiting. In fact, I generally use the same...

The Beatsmith
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Joe_caithness 2 weeks ago
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Does anyone use an external eq to sculpt the side chain in their mastering compressors? I have a neve mbp with an external sc...

nick b
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OpusOfTrolls 2 weeks ago
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Hi there, I'm sure this is a pretty dumb question, but would it be ok to record left and right of the master buss in two...

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Karloff70 2 weeks ago
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Hey fellow Mastering Engineer, here's something new for you :) 1951 Mastering...

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AudiotalesDesign 2 weeks ago
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Hi I am kinda new to mastering and wanted to setup a mastering chain, I have an old Avid Omni HD and a bunch of analog gears...

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graph 2 weeks ago
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With the risk of boring everybody to death (already started a few threads on Facebook mastering forums). Does anybody still use...

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X-Pand Sound Mastering 2 weeks ago
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hi guys, i'm using reaper since some months for all my masters since i really like the workflow. since most album masters...

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tas chris 2 weeks ago
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A few years back I watched this Mastering YouTube video by Warren Sokol, and a question someone asked him caught my eyes. I'm...

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bcgood 2 weeks ago
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I am looking for an eq to cut right above 20hz. Any suggestions? Maybe Maat orange could be a good candidate.

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johannburkard 3 weeks ago
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What audio editors allow dithering by plug in? I've heard great things about Airwindow's dither and I don't know how to apply it....

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huejahfink 3 weeks ago
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Hi all I've tried searching for something relating to this but wasn't quite sure what it's called or if it's a thing but does...

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FabienTDR 3 weeks ago
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Does anyone have any experience with this device? There does not seem to be a lot of users, but I really like the design ethos...

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qslprod 3 weeks ago
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Instead of "perfectly flat, uncolored" studio monitors like Adams, Focals, Barefoots, etc., it is more common to see...

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Jerry Tubb 3 weeks ago
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I've be told that there is some controversy concerning which wav format (floating point, 24 bit, or 16 bit) is best for creating...

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Jerry Tubb 3 weeks ago
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Hi there, I have been meditating for some years now. slowly my interest started growing in creating my own Theta Waves/Binaural...

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Jerry Tubb 3 weeks ago
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I've watched several interviews lately with big-name mixing engineers and there seems to be a trend towards working increasingly...

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RogerFoote 3 weeks ago