Category : Mastering equipment

22 Feb 2019
3M M79 reel to reel

3M M79, studio reel to reel tape machine

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. 

27 Jan 2019
TK-Audio BC-2ME & Neumann U473

TK-audio, BC2-ME mastering compressor

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. 

06 Dec 2018
Neumann microphone badges

Neumann badge colors

What does the different Neumann microphone badges indicate. Learn all about these different types and their meaning.

28 Nov 2018
Mastering studio setup

Reaper mastering DAW

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.

21 Nov 2018
Dual EQP2, Pultec

DUAL EQP 2 , Inductor based tube equalizer

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.

31 May 2017
Neumann U473 compressor

Neumann U473, compressor – limiter – expander

We just bought a vintage Neumann U473 mastering compressor for the studio. It has previously been used in a French vinyl pressing plant.