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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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    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: 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: 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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    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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    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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    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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    Mastering For Streaming Services

    On Stream

    Streaming is now the most important way in which music is consumed. So how can you make sure your music sounds as good as possible?

    Techniques Jun 2017
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    First ever Maselec sale announced

    Save 10% on high-end analogue hardware

    In an unprecedented move the US distributors for Maselec, Prism Media Products Inc, are offering 10% off list...

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    New course aims to shed light on ‘dark art’ of mastering

    Former SOS contributor teams with ex-Abbey Road mastering engineer for course

    Taught by former SOS contributor Russ Hepworth-Sawyer of MOTTOsound and ex-Abbey Road mastering engineer...

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    LANDR, CloudBounce & The Future Of Mastering

    Master Plans

    Are cloud-based mastering services a threat to traditional mastering engineers, or just a cheap alternative for producers who can’t afford the real thing? It depends who you ask...

    Techniques Sep 2016
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    Media Content - September 2016

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    Techniques Sep 2016
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    IK Multimedia releases Lurssen Mastering Console

    Studio processor chain of Grammy-winning mastering studio available now

    Press Release: IK Multimedia is proud to announce that Lurssen Mastering Console for Mac and PC is...

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    iZotope Ozone 7 out now

    Mastering software with new vintage-inspired processors launched

    iZotope have just released the latest version of their flagship mastering software, Ozone. What’s new in this...

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    Mix Rescue | Media

    Spektakulatius - The mastering stage

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    Techniques Aug 2015
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    Mix Rescue: Spektakulatius

    The Mastering Stage

    Spektakulatius: With last month’s mixes in the bag, our engineer was tasked with finding and working with a mastering engineer to put the finishing touches to both albums.

    Techniques Aug 2015

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