Pro Mastering Compression Hardware Vs Software Comparison feat. Waves, PSP, Softube



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In the studio with Zeitgeist Audio Mastering as we compare some of the best Software plugin Compressors closely with Hardware… A guide to learning to listen to what that Mojo is all about… including carefully crafted audio samples to download from several different genres. Also some Pro Mastering Tips thrown in along the way by seasoned Mastering Engineer – Nicholas D’Ombrain – as he guides you through this test…

This comparison is all about the samples – to accurately compare, very good headphones and or monitors combined with a quality Soundcard / DAC are strongly advised…. As the differences are subtle… In may help you in deciding whether or not to stay in the box or to go for that more expensive hardware…

Here is the link to download the Ableton Live Set with the samples embedded for easy listening & accurate comparison:

http://zeitgeistmastering.com/ZeitgeistMastering_CompComparison_AbletonLiveSet.zip
ZIP file Password: zeitgeist

The Live Set is set-up for you so that you can easily switch between 6 different genre samples.
As stated in the video,
Press 1 (on keyboard), to listen to the Normalised Sample
Press 2, to listen to the Tegeler Audio VTC Sample with Mild Processing (HARDWARE)
Press 3, to listen to the Tegeler Audio VTC Sample with Medium Processing (HARDWARE)
Press 4, to listen to the PSP Master Compressor Sample with Mild Processing (SOFTWARE)
Press 5, to listen to the Waves API2500 Compressor Sample with Mild Processing (SOFTWARE)
Press 6, to listen to the Softube Tube-Tech CL 1B Compressor Sample with Mild Processing (SOFTWARE)
Press 7, to listen to the Elysia Xpressor Sample with Mild Processing (HARDWARE)
Press 8, to listen to the Elysia Xpressor Sample with Medium Processing (HARDWARE)
Press 9, to listen to the Sample Mastered by Zeitgeist Audio Mastering (Combination of HARDWARE & SOFTWARE)
Press 0, to listen to the Premaster Sample (The Mix down with nothing on the master bus)
**Feel free to try out your own favourite compressors and add to this list!!!

Here is the link to download the audio files / samples separately:

http://zeitgeistmastering.com/ZeitgeistMastering_CompComparison_AudioSamplePack.zip
ZIP file Password: zeitgeist

Included, you will find 6 different genre WAV samples, each with a:

*MILD processing through each compressor (around 1 to 1.5 dB reduction)
*MED processing through each hardware compressor (around 1.5 to 3 dB reduction)
*Normalised Audio File (@ 0 dB FS – good for comparing to the master & processed files)
*Premaster Audio file (file prepared for mastering – lower in level)
*Mastered file done by us @ Zeitgeist Audio Mastering, Berlin (http://www.zeitgeistmastering.com/)

We’d like to specially thank Following Artists for the Songs have been used for the AUDIO SAMPLES:

ACOUSTIC: Joel Havea – Thankful
DANCE3: Christian Bachmann – Edelbier [Mind Field Records]
http://www.beatport.com/release/edelbier/1225254
POP/ROCK: Alex Popp – Strong Enough
DANCE2: This Is Heinz – Mini Me [Muttis Mischkonsum]
http://www.beatport.com/release/this-is-heinz/1394831
ROCK: Christian Ortega – No Te Vaya
HIP-HOP: Tinasche – 2 On (GB Remix) (Thanks to GB aka Ade for this one)

Thanks for watching and be sure to let us know what you think!

If you want more, here are some links to mastering courses we offer:
Mastering Now – The Complete Guide: http://audiomasteringcourses.com/
Mastering In The Box with Ableton Live: http://audiomasteringcourses.com/

Also here’s a link to the Tegeler Audio Manufaktur website: https://www.tegeler-audio-manufaktur.de/

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