We’ve been paying close attention to your comments throughout this season of Are You Listening?. To close off Season 2, we had professional mastering engineer and iZotope Director of Education Jonathan Wyner answer some of your most-asked questions, covering topics from mid/side compression to mastering with sub-par equipment.
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01:35 Is there any problem normalizing mixes that are between -30 and -20 LUFS?
02:30 What are intersample peaks, how are they produced, and how might we mitigate them?
05:39 Is there a checklist for determining that a master is done?
10:55 What LUFS level should I aim for when mastering modern hip hop music for streaming?
14:35 What can be done in mixing for better stereo separation and imaging in mastering?
15:55 Are there instances in which mid/side compression is appropriate in mastering?
17:59 Can you give some advice or techniques for mastering without great equipment?
19:53 Can you expand on why high-pass filters are problematic in mastering?
23:09 What should you do if you and the client disagree how the master should sound?
25:37 Can you expand on the Crest Factor meter in Tobal Balance Control?
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