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    The very beginning of the article seems to be the root of the trouble.

    I’ve read a lot of articles that support the idea that mastering is somehow special, or more professional, the reserve of hardened and wizened mastering engineers with mystical powers of “finishing”.
    It's not special or mystical in any way other than you need tens of thousands of dollars to dump into speakers and room design before you can even start listening at a level that will let you do the job. No amount of spunky "can-do" DIY attitude can ever hope to overcome that.

    First, it has a good mastering preset section which automatically loads up an EQ, a multi-band compressor and a limiter – just what you need.
    And if you were able to listen, you'd never write the above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg_L View Post
    Standard black sounds the heaviest. None blacker.
    Not even a lighter shade of pale?








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    lol, i said it would draw some attention....
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    Yup, all the loudness snobs are piling on this thing. Shocker.

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    there are somethings in here you can set a watch to..

    One is definitely any "self mastering" thread

    and the answer is "dont even attempt you fool! give me your money and Ill do it"... lolz
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    Quote Originally Posted by kcearl View Post
    "dont even attempt you fool! give me your money and Ill do it"... lolz
    Just because something is self-serving doesn't make it wrong. You wouldn't complain if a forum full of dentists kept repeating that line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chibi Nappa View Post
    Just because something is self-serving doesn't make it wrong. You wouldn't complain if a forum full of dentists said the same thing.
    dude did you miss the

    and you can master your own stuff...of course you can, yes theres an investment but then the softwares yours...apart from the fact most DAWs come equipped with decent enough plug ins to begin with...why not learn, half of us learn most of our recording techniques...why not this as well <shrug>


    And Im just back from the dentist funny enough...first crown in three (five injections..ouch!)...the dentist was eyeing up a holiday brochure while murmuring something about British teeth

    there goes Reason 5 next month...fucker


    lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chibi Nappa View Post
    Just because something is self-serving doesn't make it wrong. You wouldn't complain if a forum full of dentists kept repeating that line.
    you should see my DIY eye surgery!







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    Quote Originally Posted by kcearl View Post
    dude did you miss the

    and you can master your own stuff...of course you can, yes theres an investment but then the softwares yours...apart from the fact most DAWs come equipped with decent enough plug ins to begin with...why not learn, half of us learn most of our recording techniques...why not this as well <shrug>


    And Im just back from the dentist funny enough...first crown in three (five injections..ouch!)...the dentist was eyeing up a holiday brochure while murmuring something about British teeth

    there goes Reason 5 next month...fucker


    lol
    HA HA HA HA HA you'll have to settle for reason 4 then KC







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    Quote Originally Posted by moresound View Post
    you should see my DIY eye surgery!


    I think you go to school for a few years to learn eye surgery

    mastering? its just a bit o' compression and a limiter...easy peasy japanesey
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