The NUGEN MasterCheck - Plugin Review

The NUGEN MasterCheck plugin is a must have for the serious mixing/mastering engineer, or even the producer as well. How do people listen to your output? You work hard to deliver masters that sound great at home, in the car or on earbuds, but that’s only half the story. 

How does your music sound on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, SoundCloud or YouTube? All major online services encode your music, using different specs and formats depending on the playback device, the connection speed, or even whether the user is a “basic” or “premium” customer. 

Hot mixes can introduce True Peak overs that will clip on playback. MasterCheck detects these errors, and you’ll be able to hear obvious frequency masking and other artefacts. 

You can monitor the following codecs, with presets for specific streaming services: (Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, Opus, AAC-LC, HE-AACv1 (AAC+), HE-AACv2 (DAB+), MP3) 

It doesn't stop there! 

The NUGEN MasterCheck has an entire list of other practical applications as well! Here's just a few: 
✔ Measuring integrated loudness 
✔ Monitoring PLR and PSR 
✔ Identifying codec distortion 
✔ A/B referencing at matched loudness 
✔ Preparing mix dynamics for mastering 
✔ Mastering for digital music services 
✔ Measuring dynamic content 
✔ Avoiding downstream clipping 
✔ Auditioning loudness matched FX chains 
✔ Mastering for podcasts and digital radio 

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