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. Check out our blog for even more mastering: https://izo.to/2Se5NRG Practice your craft and demo Ozone 9 free for 10 days: https://izo.to/36P580C 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? #areyoulistening #izotope #audiomastering #ozone Musicbed ID: MB01TVLFVW4VXJM

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iZotope Neutron is essentially the spiritual successor to Alloy 2. Neutron 3 brings your mixes into the 21st century with new assistive audio technology, new interactive visuals, and faster performance. For you available are an EQ, two multiband compressors, a multiband Exciter, an improved Transient Shaper module, and finally, a limiter. iZotope Neutron is the modern way to mix.

iZotope, Inc. is an audio technology company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. In their own words iZotope is “obsessed with great sound”.  iZotope develops professional audio software for audio recording, mixing, broadcast, sound design, and mastering which can be used in wide range of Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) programs. The intelligent audio technology helps musicians, producers, and audio engineers focus on their craft rather than the tech behind it. 

iZotope RX is designed to be the go-to audio repair and polishing suite essential toolbox for for film, television, music, podcasts, video games, sample libraries, and more. Using powerful new technology, RX removes hiss and buzz, eliminates clicks and crackles, and repairs distortion and even gaps in audio. RX is a budget-friendly audio repair tool powered by technology used in studios all over the world.

What does iZotope ozone do?iZotope Ozone 9 Advanced Features:Master Rebalance corrects the levels of individual instruments in a stereo file. Low End Focus adjusts the contrast and definition of low frequencies. Tonal Balance Control analyzes and optimizes your master. Seamless integration with other iZotope plug-ins via Relay

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At iZotope, we’re obsessed with great sound. Our intelligent audio technology helps musicians, music producers, and audio post engineers focus on their craft rather than the tech behind it. We design award-winning software, plug-ins, hardware, and mobile apps powered by the highest quality audio processing, machine learning, and strikingly intuitive interfaces. iZotope: the shortest path from sound to emotion.  

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