Bob Katz home mastering studio

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  1. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

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    I LOVE THIS! Bob Katz home mastering studio. kick back and master.

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  2. DonnyThompson

    DonnyThompson Distinguished Member

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    Yeah, Katz is definitely on the ball. I love that there's no flat surfaces between him and the monitors. I'm fairly certain that was intentional.
     
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  3. Kurt Foster

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    here's his "B" room.

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    it would appear Katz likes the Pendulum compressors. lots of real traps and sonex in both rooms
     
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    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

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    I love the fact he masters while sitting on the couch. That inspired me years ago.

    Lmao @ the mackie mcu control surface. Wouldn't expect that. I think he uses sequoia which supports eucon control protocol which is Ethernet (faster response) , and the artist series are smaller in footprint.

    Interestingly there's no visible bass trapping. It seems a lot of the bigger name mastering studios don't use a ton of absorption. You see a lot more in mix rooms.

    I just love how the room looks more like a regular room than a spaceship. I wonder if that curtain is covering a window to the outside.??
     
  5. Kurt Foster

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    the gray panels in the corners aren't bass traps? those look like real traps membrane absorbers to me.
     
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    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

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    Ya know those probably are doing some bass trapping. I'm so used to thinking 'straddled' corner traps because they're more efficient in general. But yeah those are probably acting as bass traps. Thanks for the correction.

    Not sure of the brand.

    So you've hooked up the folcrum now? My software, computer, and converter, are basically all purchased or decided on finally.

    It's the monitor controller pre amp and summing that I'm thinking about now, and there's many options. But there's only a few combinations that don't leave any waste funcitaly or financially.

    My concern of the folcrum was it wasn't mastering level quality or pro standard quality. Ie home/project based.

    The parts are hand picked within .1% tolerances according to tape op.

    So it seems to be of exceptional build.

    What are your thoughts? @ audikid ?
     
  7. Johnny Blade

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    Nice! In the first Picture, we can see Magix Sequoia in action... :)
     

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