Your favourite analog eq for mastering?

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by protone, Jul 24, 2005.

  1. protone

    protone Guest


    I mostly record and mix, but in a small budget projects I sometimes do the mastering also. For now I've been using only plugins for that application, but I'm planning to get outboard eq and maybe a great compressor for mastering purposes.

    So, all you masteringmasters, what eq and comp should I get?

    FYI, almost all my projects are in rock/pop -genre.

    I have Millennia Origin, and I love the eq in that. I could get another one so I'd have a pair... should I?

  2. iznogood

    iznogood Member

    i like this:

    and for comp this:
  3. JerryTubb

    JerryTubb Guest

    Sounds like a good idea, and you're already 1/2 way there.

    I use the Millennia NSEQ-2 with a Manley Vari-Mu, and others.

  4. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    Massenburg 8200, Crane Song Ibis.
  5. TrilliumSound

    TrilliumSound Active Member

    Manley Massive Passive Mastering version.
  6. iznogood

    iznogood Member


    how does the mastering version sound compared to the normal version??
  7. TrilliumSound

    TrilliumSound Active Member

    I have tried the regular version several times and I did not hear any difference.
  8. jason

    jason Guest

    Manley Mastering Massive Passive EQ (i had to have an extra mod on mine)Masselec MLA2 compressor.If you are mastering for a living you will need more than one EQ and comp. You do lose some of the gain potential with the mastering Massive but generally this box is a sweetner and should be used acordingly :)
  9. lucidwaves

    lucidwaves Guest

    I thought that the only difference were the detented controls.
  10. TrilliumSound

    TrilliumSound Active Member

    Filters are also different (more options).
  11. lucidwaves

    lucidwaves Guest

    Ah. Didnt know, thanks.
  12. ambientdig

    ambientdig Guest

    A little costly but a great direction to go:

    Manley Massive Passive complimented by either (or both)
    GML 9500 or Maselec MEA-2.

    The Massive Passive is excellent for broad brush strokes but is best complimented with another great EQ.
  13. TrilliumSound

    TrilliumSound Active Member

    You are right, I am using it with a Weiss before or after, depending the needs. I do the corrective eqing with the Weiss and the Massivo for the cream.

  14. JerryTubb

    JerryTubb Guest

    Love my GML 8200 as well, Massive John !

    Attending clients like the colored knobs... turn up the green one ! :cool:
  15. jason

    jason Guest

    I asked them to put back in the original filters but with detented controls, A 50khz low pass filter is of no use to me whatsoever
  16. TrilliumSound

    TrilliumSound Active Member

    The slopes for the filters are at 30dB/Octave on Mastering version compared to 18 on the regular one. Low pass at 52Khz is no much use for me either.
  17. iznogood

    iznogood Member

    but maybe your dog loves it??

    i'm sure it can reduce aliasing noise going into a 192kHz ADC :-?
  18. TrilliumSound

    TrilliumSound Active Member

    Yeah, maybe. If it is the case, then I will use it! Too late for tmy dog response to that, he died just before I got the Massivo :cry:
  19. jason

    jason Guest

    [i'm sure it can reduce aliasing noise going into a 192kHz ADC]
    Vinyl is king up my street and for cd i am quite happy with 24-96
    Whilst the 12k lpf is a bit sharp, When you have got the courier at the door and the person who mixed the track you are mastering has (in an attemt to get the high hats in his bass heavy mix cutting through) boosted said high hats @16k with a narrow Q and loads of boost ,the Manley 12k lpf is a life saver.Unfortunatley this is a almost daily occurance for me.......the high hats that is 8) [/quote]

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