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In a Q&A, Wolfgang Gartner talks about his mastering process: "It’s extremely important to have a good mastering job, but how you choose to do it is down to personal taste. I decided to start mastering my own stuff last month and invested in some nice hardware to help do the job. My main tools now are a Crane Song STC-8 compressor and an SPL Tube Vitalizer, in addition to a pair of Empirical Labs Distressors with British Mode that occasionally work for mastering, but not always. Aside from that, I just throw a limiter on top and maybe EQ it a bit in Cubase, but overall I let the hardware do most of the work." Original source [here](http://www.soundstosample.com/blog/q-a/wolfgang-gartner).more
In his reddit AMA, Doctor P say he uses the following "instruments: massive kontakt battery nexus diva korg legacy collection minimoog processing: fabfilter pro q camel phat waves C1 waves SSL comp SPL tube tech izotope ozone wow i never realised how small the list of my plug ins would be"more
From his blog post on home mastering. "This thing can really make things shimmer. While it's capable of much more, I tend to use it to bring out high end clarity and energy when a track is a bit muddled - probably the only instance where I'm using a tool to combat a problem I couldn't or didn't solve in mic'ing or mixing. Usually first up in the chain."more
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