Lurssen Mastering Console

Lurssen Mastering Console

By IK Multimedia

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2016-01-20
  • Current Version: 1.1.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 123.20 MB
  • Developer: IK Multimedia
  • Compatibility: Requires Android / iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 3
From 52 Ratings


Lurssen Mastering Console puts you at the controls in the studio with all of the secret tools, settings and techniques of world renowned multi-GRAMMY Award winning mastering engineer Gavin Lurssen and his team. Now you can master your music on the go on your iPhone/iPad and get the professional, Grammy award-winning sound that the studio is known for. Pop, rock, hip-hop and more, Lurssen Mastering Console can help you achieve amazing mastering results when a trip to Los Angeles just isn’t in the budget. Lurssen Mastering Console is a totally unique and new approach to digital audio mastering. It's designed to help you capture the magic of the Lurssen Mastering studio’s entire mastering audio processing philosophy. Instead of giving you just a collection of individual processors and presets, Lurssen Mastering Console provides you with models of the complete mastering gear processor chain as a whole. The interactions between the individual processors have been digitally recreated which recreates the synergistic "whole is greater than the sum of its parts" sound that has earned Gavin and Lurssen Mastering multiple Grammys. With Lurssen Mastering Console, you have automatic access to a lifetime's worth of professional audio mastering experience. It helps you quickly get great sounding results thanks to its 40 pre-made "Styles" templates, which have been created and optimized by Gavin Lurssen, mastering engineer Reuben Cohen and the rest of the team. These templates reflect decades of combined mastering experience and fit a broad range of musical genres. Using Lurssen Mastering couldn't be easier: Just create a project, load a song, then select an appropriate "Style" from the drop-down menu. Take control via an Input Drive knob and a five band EQ as well as a "PUSH" knob, which lets you subtly and uniformly nudge the EQs so you can "ride" the flow of the song and add that special Lurssen "magic" to your music. You can view and automate changes to the two knobs by using the waveform display with three different automation modes. You can make adjustments to EQ settings and save those as presets for easy recall — a preset consists of a style plus your adjustments. You can also view the physical gear chain and make subtle adjustments via the Chain view. When you've finished your mastering work, you can export your song to File Sharing, SoundCloud and more in a variety of popular file formats for final distribution and delivery. With the Lurssen Mastering Console you can easily master audio with your iPhone/iPad while on the go. Features: • Created with Grammy Award winning Mastering Engineer Gavin Lurssen and his team • Digitally reproduces Lurssen Mastering's unique studio workflow, techniques and signal chain philosophy • Synergistic “whole is greater than the sum of its parts” mastering app for iPhone/iPad • 40 pre-made "Styles" created by Lursssen Mastering that reproduce the settings and gear used to master different genres • 3 easy-to-navigate displays: A Studio view with controls, a Wave waveform view and a Chain view for the individual processors • Controllable Input Drive knob • Adjustable 5 band EQ with fixed frequency • "PUSH" Knob to subtly enhance selected song passages via uniform EQ adjustment • Full automation available to adjust controls to audio content • Gangable Input Drive control for stereo balance tweaks • Input/Process assignable VU metering • Stereo/Mono monitoring capability • 88.2/96kHz output processing • Audio import from device library • FREE app that allows demo of settings and features (with intermittent noise injected plus no export options) • Play/Process In-app purchase unlocks application • HD Engine In-app purchase unlocks high res processing and export • Digital Delivery Mastering (DDM) option added to the HD Engine In-app purchase




  • Seems good but...

    By cuezaireekaa
    Way to expensive when compared to other apps that do the same thing and this one needs to support more ways to export.. au audiobus etc
  • Don’t get the basic upgrade

    By Heyryanbailey
    Sounds great but the basic upgrade is not worth the $50, imo. Very little feature-wise and you can only export things into your shared iTunes library, kind of defeating the point of having a completely ITB phone mastering process. Also, in case like me you thought you could shell out $50 more sometime in the future for the full upgrade, that’s definitely not an option. Also a HUGE hard drive memory hog in a way I haven’t quite figured out where the data is being stored but if you’re rebouncing and doing several different revisions of a master then you stack up memory real real quick.
  • It's really quite good

    By Anorton
    No doubt, it's expensive when compared to other iOS apps, but it has a sheen, a character, a sonic quality that is very pleasing while adding the loudness necessary to compete with today's music. If your mix is good, this will make it sound better and louder. It took IK about 8 months to fix a frustrating bug, but it's fixed now and the update adds two new presets, more tweakability, and even better sonic quality. Thanks, IK.
  • Meets my needs

    By Bryntolly777
    After using this app I can't live with out it now. It sounds great and easy to use. You can use Dropbox unlike one review said you can't, you just have to buy it before it'll work.
  • The advertisements...

    By Miles12638393
    You get interrupted with ads all the time even if you buy the app($50!). I contacted support and they said there's no way to turn off the ads. Very unprofessional and insulting to someone who spent a ridiculous amount of money for the app.
  • Ik dropped the ball on this

    By Strizbiz
    I'm an ik multimedia fan, I own lot of their apps and hardware, but they dropped the ball on this one, there are cheaper and just as effective if not better choices for mastering on the iPad, and Gavin Lurssens name attached to it isn't going to make me fork over $100.00 for unlimited use when I can get something for $20 that gives me a lot more options and modules I can actually tailor to my songs, as opposed to mostly one size fits all presets.
  • Some potential- But not at the competitions level

    By Dark Horse (NB)
    This mastering suite does have potential but at the cost for equivalent functionality for IOS there are better selections available. With no support for IAA, Audiobus, Dropbox and very limited presets etc., this app just is not going to compete anywhere near the competition. Final touch is $20 and provides all the above, the workflow is perfect, the GUI is perfect and will allow you to master on the go within minutes. I realize the IK wants to compete in many markets but the reality is other apps such as Final Touch have raised the bar and pretty much sealed the fate of the competition. Potential, but not anytime soon I am afraid.
  • Final touch is better

    By Destructive m
    No inter audio app no audio unit or audio bus ..... I can't even mess with the other component in the chain .. final touch is better
  • It's computer users get to use it as a plug and then iOS users should be able to as well

    By Rreenn2015
    Since the app costs the same as the computer version, then those who purchased the app should be at least have audio bus and IAA functionality if not out right audio unit support... Do the right thing by your customers I ik multimedia.
  • Prefer the sound of AudioMaster

    By Marzipanzee
    This has a lot of bells and whistles but I find the sound to not be as sweet as AudioMaster when comparing the same mixes.