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    Emily Lazar

    Mastering Engineer

    With a record three Album of the Year nominations at this year’s Grammy Awards, mastering engineer Emily Lazar is at the forefront of her profession.

    People . May 2021
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    What Do Mastering Engineers Actually Do?

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    In this Video, Editor In Chief Sam Inglis explains why mastering engineers are necessary, what they can do for us, and whether we can really replace them with plug-ins!

    Sound Advice Feb 2021
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    Mastering Essentials: Final Delivery, Requirements & Specs

    Part 6 - The SOS Techniques Guide | by Ian Shepherd

    In this final episode of the SOS Mastering Essentials series, Ian Shepherd reveals the best specification and file formats for submitting your masters — both online, and for CD and vinyl.

    Techniques Jan 2021
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    Mastering Essentials: Compression & Limiting

    Part 5 - The SOS Techniques Guide | by Ian Shepherd

    Compression in mastering is different — both the goals and the methods. Mastering engineer Ian Shepherd describes three different mastering compression techniques — how and when to use them, and why the goal is to be invisible.

    Techniques Dec 2020
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    TC Electronic Finalizer

    Mastering Software [Mac OS / Windows]

    The processor that revolutionised home mastering is at last available in software form.

    Reviews Dec 2020
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    Mastering Essentials: How Loud Should You Master?

    Part 3 - The SOS Techniques Guide | by Ian Shepherd

    How loud is loud enough, and how loud is too loud?

    Techniques Nov 2020
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    Mastering Essentials: EQ - Balance, Don’t Match

    Part 4 - The SOS Techniques Guide | by Ian Shepherd

    EQ will make or break your master. It's the single most important factor in mastering, once you've decided the loudness...

    Techniques Nov 2020
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    Mastering Essentials: What Is Mastering?

    Part 1 - The SOS Techniques Guide | by Ian Shepherd

    In this six-part video tutorial series, produced in association with Steinberg, well-known mastering engineer Ian...

    Techniques Oct 2020
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    Mastering Essentials: The Three Ms of Mastering

    Part 2 - The SOS Techniques Guide | by Ian Shepherd

    Without a firm grasp of these three ‘core concepts’ of mastering, you’ll always struggle to get great results. In Part 2 of his series for SOS, mastering engineer Ian Shepherd describes his “Three Ms of Mastering”, and why he thinks they’re so important.

    Techniques Oct 2020
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    MAAT thEQblue12

    Mastering EQ Plug‑in

    MAAT's mastering equaliser models the characteristics of 12 analogue EQ designs, but leaves out their real-world drawbacks!

    Reviews Aug 2020
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    Making Masters In Studio One

    PreSonus Studio One Tips & Tricks

    We look at the sweetening tools on offer for mastering in Studio One.

    Techniques Dec 2019
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    Inside Studio One Project Window

    PreSonus Studio One Tips & Techniques

    Studio One's Project window offers a fully fledged mastering environment.

    Techniques Nov 2019
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    Q. How loud should I master tracks intended for streaming?

    If the loudness sits below -14LUFS, can I rely on the streaming services to apply their normalisation process to bring up the level when the song is streamed?

    Sound Advice Jul 2019
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    IK Multimedia T-RackS 5 MAX

    Mastering Software Suite

    IK Multimedia take home-studio mastering to the MAX — and beyond!

    Reviews Mar 2019
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    Piper Payne

    Mastering Engineer

    The move away from traditional studio production has opened up new opportunities for mastering engineers like Piper Payne — but it’s also brought new challenges.

    People Dec 2018
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    Fred Anton Corvest Maxima Maximiser

    App For iOS

    For audio mastering, Fred Anton Corvest’s new Maxima app might be ideal for users simply looking to get the final audio levels right with a bit of compression or limiting...

    Reviews Jul 2018
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    iZotope Neutron 2 & Ozone 8

    Mixing & Mastering Plug-ins

    The latest versions of iZotope’s Ozone and Neutron are not only more intelligent than their predecessors, they can also communicate with one another.

    Reviews May 2018
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    Making Modern Metal: Part 3

    Mixing & Mastering

    Drawing our mini-series to a close, we take you on a detailed tour of the mix and mastering stages of the Damnation’s Hammer album Unseen Planets, Deadly Spheres.

    Techniques Mar 2018
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    DIY Mastering Made Easy

    Crafty Masters

    Getting the tonality of your mix right is one of the most challenging aspects of home mastering. Thankfully, ‘profiling EQ’ plug-ins can help.

    Techniques Nov 2017
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    iZotope launch flash 75% off sale on Ozone 7 Elements

    Get the mastering plug-in for only £21.95/€26 until Monday

    This weekend only, iZotope are running a flash sale on Ozone 7 Elements — their simplified mastering...

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    LANDR join with Audient and others for $1300 prize giveaway

    Symphonic Distribution and Spectra prizes also in bundle

    The people behind online, AI-based mastering service LANDR are currently running a competition in collaboration with...

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