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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 week ago
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Files here: https://mega.nz/#F!InggRS4K!ztYVoN9G7H46yqF7TBYlOw]Mastering Compressor Comparison The compressors include: ADT...

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ruby06 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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I'm looking to replace my 8200 mix buss EQ (which I love) with something that has detented knobs and I thought I might as well go...

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idee und klang 1 hour ago
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Hi everyone, Did you listen to some tracks on Apple Music encoded in Atmos ? Do you like it versus normal master, do you...

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I see there are "mastering eq" "mastering compressor" and so on. What differences between them and...

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Miles Flint 3 hours ago
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Hi, I'm wondering if anybody out there has found any affordable hidden gems useful for mastering? Brand new or bargains on the...

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toddd_r 6 hours 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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nightjar 9 hours ago
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Hello guys. Little help please ... I have a track where the drums were done for me and sent as a stereo stem. The problem is...

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axxeman 22 hours ago
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Tokyo Dawn Labs new compressor is out now! Tokyo Dawn Labs | Tokyo Dawn Records The paid for "GE Version" really is a...

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FabienTDR 1 day ago
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Hi all, We are preparing to launch our first offering in the new Mastering Suite Editions units, the 1ru Stereo Germanium...

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RogerFoote 1 day 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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SmoothTone 1 day 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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Sam Marks 2 days ago
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Hello, I am curious to know how a signal's output DBFS relates to frequency spectrum in a visual spectrum analyzer. For example,...

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FabienTDR 2 days ago
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Hi All i am finishing my project in my home studio and am investing in a Neve orbit 5057 to do the final pass. I am sending...

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Surbitone 2 days ago
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Hi there lot, I'm getting PMC twotwo speakers (they have an AES 3 input), and I don't know what interface/solution to buy that...

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Adebar 2 days ago
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Hello MEs!!! I'm looking for some input on a 2u mastering quality EQ. I have a Neve MBP (love it!!) and a Silver Bullet en...

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Alécio Costa 2 days 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 days ago
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Hello! I sometimes get into a situation where I would like to just lower the volume of side information and leave mid as it is....

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Folkie 3 days ago
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Ok ch'all, I realize that these instant mastering sites get a lot of debate, criticism, etc...that's not what this thread is...

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ghostman 6 days ago
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Up to now Ive been referencing songs mainly off Spotify and I feel like really lacking in quality. Can anyone recommend where I...

Chase Orion
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Justin Perkins 6 days ago
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Hi Guys, So I'm in deep debate whether a hardware limiter is warranted or not. Here are a couple of conundrums I have reached....

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Jerry Tubb 6 days 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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braun3000 1 week ago
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As the title says. If you are mastering with an Anamod ATS1 then don't sleep on the TX-0 card. Its really made all the...

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polybonk 1 week 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 1 week ago
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So right after Christmas, Chris (who lives 5 minutes from me) calls and says he has a new optical bus comp he wants me to listen...

Bob Boyd
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andersmv 1 week ago
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Bettermaker Mastering compressor: How does this sound? Which Vca compressor can we compare to this? I have not found a single...

amit monga
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8ttila 1 week ago
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I am trying to decide between the Dangerous Convert-2 and the Crane Song Solaris. I see lately that the Dangerous Convert-2 is...

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thermos 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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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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Hi, I am looking for a new mastering EQ to complement my Elysia Xfilter, Pultec clone and TK-Lizer. Budget around...

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AudiotalesDesign 1 week ago
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Hello everyone, I saw there is no topic about this plug-in. I just bought it recently and i use it in conjunction with...

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found12 1 week 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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Robb Robinson 1 week ago
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Samply Audio Before commenting, please read the entire post. There are of course plenty of services that can host and play audio...

Justin Perkins
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Justin Perkins 1 week ago
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Just found out that Lavry Engineering has released a brand new, flagship, analog-to-digital converter Lavry...

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Slug1 1 week 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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copiapoa 1 week ago
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Hello! has anyone had a chance to compare Porter Grinder and HCL Thermos side by side? If yes - the pro and cons?...

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copiapoa 1 week ago
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Hi everyone, I hope everyone is well and safe. I'd like to do Analog Mastering and step away from ITB Mastering a bit, but I...

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sourpatch 2 weeks ago
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For the past year and a half I've been doing more mastering than mixing and frankly, I enjoy it more than mixing. Clients seem to...

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X-Pand Sound Mastering 2 weeks ago
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I didn't know where to put this... When you hear this tune what comes to your mind from a sonic point of...

melodic dreamer
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Carl Freeland 2 weeks ago
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I am looking to add one piece of 500 series hardware to my mastering set up. I have been reading endlessly about the PSU, seems...

Matt Pumpkin
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Trakworx 2 weeks ago
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This is my way of giving back to this community... I have tried most of these and they work but you have to be persistent if you...

Thomas W. Bethe
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Surbitone 2 weeks ago
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Hi all, I need some help as I would like to buy an opto compressor for mix/master bus (I do electronic music). I would like...

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StevenLMorgan 2 weeks ago
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Hello, Today, I analyzed compared a couple of non-analog emulated compressors, Ableton's built-in one, and TDR's Kotelnikov,...

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sambaji 2 weeks ago
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As a mere novice, mixing and mastering my own songs, I have to say the Gambia track, featuring Sona Jobarteh is among the best...

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teebaum 2 weeks ago
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What are your suggestions for surround mastering DAWs? 5.1 is all I need. Best of breed. Any cost. I'm pulling the last of...

Resort Records
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Thomas W. Bethe 2 weeks ago
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I have listened to DVSN. Drake. Roy Woods. PND. The thing that we love the most about what this camp is doing besides their...

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parisminzer 2 weeks ago
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Universal audio just released a version of the Manley Variable Mu for the UAD plug-in platform. Thoughts?

Black Belt
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jdtrbn 2 weeks ago
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Following some links here and there, looks like a WL10 Pro is near to be released and already pre released to random testers. But...

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mljung 2 weeks ago
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A question out of curiosity...... I have a Dangerous Master transfer console which uses an external PSU. I see other devices...

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Cassar Audio Lab 2 weeks ago
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Hi all, I'm looking for alternatives for ozone. Im running version 8 now and as izotope has gone for the subscription model,...

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Nonlinear 2 weeks ago
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Hey all. I have a survey for a university assignment tailored to mastering engineers. Experience level isn't the main focus,...

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Surbitone 3 weeks ago
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Is paying for Izotope mastering a scam. i went to a music producers house to record and he charged me to mix and record. I asked...

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Warp Drive 3 weeks ago