Lurssen Mastering Console is a groundbreaking new mastering tool that puts a lifetime’s worth of professional mastering experience at your fingertips. Created in collaboration with Grammy Award winning mastering engineer Gavin Lurssen, Reuben Cohen and their team at Lurssen Mastering in Los Angeles, it puts you at the controls in the studio with all of the secret tools, settings and techniques that have made the Lurssen sound so sought after by the world’s top-tier recording artists and producers.
It faithfully recreates his “whole is greater than its parts” philosophy of mastering. With it, you get a top of the line mastering processor chain that has been created and tweaked by Gavin and his team to reflect the settings they use in the studio while mastering hip-hop, rock, pop and more. With Lurssen Mastering Console, you finally have a way to make professional sounding masters no matter whether you’re in the studio or on the go.
A sound philosophy
Lurssen Mastering Console is a totally new approach to digital audio mastering.
It provides a complete emulation of the entire mastering processing chain used by world-renowned mastering engineers Gavin Lurssen and Reuben Cohen and their team.
This chain includes tube equalizers, solid state equalizers, limiters, de-essers and solid state compressors.
The simulation of this chain reflects their “whole chain philosophy” — a belief that outstanding audio mastering comes from the careful selection and routing of gear, and the subsequent interactions created by those choices.
Lurssen Mastering Console models and recreates the interactions between the individual processors in its chain down to the actual gear hookup schematics themselves.
This approach effectively gives you access to over 25 years worth of knowledge in the form of workflow secrets, special techniques, signal chains and technical know-how.
A lifetime’s worth of mastering experience at your fingertips
It’s easy to get great results with Lurssen Mastering Console. It comes with 20 unique mastering templates, called “Styles,” that custom tailor its mastering processing chain for hip-hop, country, rock, Americana and more. These templates eliminate all the hard work of the mastering process; Gavin and his team have set everything up for you from the signal flow to the individual settings of each processor. All you have to do is load a track, choose a template and you’ll be ready to start mastering. Or, in other words, Lurssen Mastering Console can help you achieve amazingly professional results even when a trip to Lurssen Mastering in Los Angeles just isn’t in the budget.
Once you’ve selected a template, Lurssen Mastering Console presents you with three easy to use controls that let you adjust the master to your taste. Just like in Gavin’s studio, you can adjust a linked Input Drive, adjust a five band EQ and also use a special “PUSH” knob. The PUSH knob is particularly important because it lets you subtly and uniformly nudge the EQs so you can “ride” the flow of the song and highlight parts, adding that special Lurssen magic to your masters. You also get two VU meters, a master bypass switch (quite handy for hearing your work versus the original file) and a STEREO/MONO monitoring switch. You can record the real-time adjustments to the two master knobs via the automation feature so you can really dig into the nitty gritty of your master and record your work for later.
Styles and control
Lurssen Mastering Console has been designed to sound great without any tweaking required on your part. That being said, you can view and alter some of the settings of Gavin’s processing chain thanks to the Chain view screen. Here you can view the individual components that comprise each Style template and make adjustments to things like gain reduction on specific pieces of gear. You can save your changes to the Style templates as presets, which can also store different EQ settings.
Powerful processing and effortless export
As with mixing, mastering is about ensuring that your audio sounds as good as possible on as many playback devices as possible. Lurssen Mastering Console allows for an extreme degree of sonic detail thanks to its 88.2/96kHz DSP processing. Finished audio rendered with Lurssen Mastering Console sounds great in any format. It allows for export in all popular file formats from AAC to WAV, FLAC and beyond. It also allows for quick export to File Sharing, SoundCloud and more.
With Lurssen Mastering Console, musicians finally have a way to achieve professional-quality audio mastering results any time and everywhere they go.
Created with Grammy Award winning Mastering Engineers Gavin Lurssen and Reuben Cohen
Accurately reproduces Lurssen Mastering's unique philosophy, studio workflow and signal chain
iPad, Mac & PC versions available
Mac/PC version works as a standalone application or as a plug-in for your DAW
20 pre-made "Styles" created by Gavin Lurssen and team that reproduce the settings and gear used to master pop, hip-hop, rock and more
3 easy-to-navigate displays: A Studio view with controls, a Wave waveform view and a Chain view for individual processors
Input Drive knob
5 band EQ with fixed frequency
"PUSH" Knob to subtly enhance selected song passages via uniform EQ adjustment
Full automation of audio content adjustment
Linkable Input Drive control for stereo balance tweaks
Input/Process assignable VU metering
Stereo/Mono monitoring capability
88.2/96kHz DSP processing
Audio import from iPad music library
Lurssen Mastering Console is a 64-bit Plug-in and requires a 64 bit CPU and Operating System.
Minimal: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo, 4 GB of RAM (8 GB suggested), Mac OS X 10.7 or later.