We use a 3M M79 mastering magnetic tape recorder in the studio. This example is the reel to reel 2-track version made for mastering with input and output transformers.
Every mastering facility needs a great stereo/bus compressor with that nice smoothing effect to use as glue for the sound. This compressor is a further development of the G-series compressor made famous by the SSL (solid state logic) company.
What does the different Neumann microphone badges indicate. Learn all about these different types and their meaning.
REAPER is a complete customizable digital audio production application for computers, offering a full multitrack audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing and mastering toolset. REAPER supports a vast range of hardware, digital formats and plugins, and can be comprehensively extended, scripted and modified.
This magical dual mono EQ unit is based on the old Pultec designed EQP-1 tube equalizer designed in 1951 but with 2 channels instead of one. It uses a passive circuit, but includes a tube gain make-up amp to add the lost gain. This adds a warm feeling just by letting the signal pass through the outboard.
We just bought a vintage Neumann U473 mastering compressor for the studio. It has previously been used in a French vinyl pressing plant.