Mastering Audio The Art and the Science

ISBN-10: 0240808371

ISBN-13: 9780240808376

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Bob Katz

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Written by an award winning, highly respected professional, Mastering Audio gives you a thorough introduction to the unique procedures and technical issues involved in mastering. Suitable for all levels of students and professionals, it is ideal for anyone who wants to increase their mastery of digital and analog audio: musicians, producers, A&R, mastering, recording and mixing engineers. Fully updated to cover the latest technologies, Mastering Audio discusses audio philosophy and art: sequencing, leveling, processing; how to make a record album radio-ready; mixing as it reltes to mstering. Divided into 5 parts, the book begins with the basics - monitoring, mastering techniques, useful tutorials and the fundamentals of dithering and decibels and moves on to more advanced concepts - jitter and clocking, monitor collaboration as well as multi channel audio, miking and acoustics. Leading-edge audio concepts are explained in an easy-to-grasp holistic style. Including practical tips and real world experiences, Bob Katz explains the technical detail of the subject in his informative and humorous style. * Written by a well respected and Grammy award winning professional * Provides you with information on the latest techniques and processes used in mastering * Covers equipment, training and the business of mastering and answers all the frequently asked questions
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 10/3/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 9.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Foreword
Introduction
Preparation
No Mastering Engineer is an Island
Connecting It Together
An Earientation Session
Wordlengths and Dither
Decibels: Not for Dummies
Monitor Quality
Mastering Techniques
Putting the Album Together
Equalization Techniques How to Manipulate Dynamic Range for Fun & Profit
Part One: Macrodynamics
Part Two: Downward Processes
Part Three: The Lost Processes
Noise Reduction
Top Processors
Advanced Theory and Practice
How to Make Better Recordings in the 21st Century
Color Plates
Monitor Setup and Calibration
Additional Mastering Techniques
Analog and Digital Processing
How to Achieve Depth and Dimension in Recording, Mixing and Mastering
Surround Mastering
High Sample Rates, Is This Where It's At?
Jitter-Separating the Myths from the Mysteries
Technical Tips and Tricks
In Conclusion
Education, Education, Education
Appendices
Radio Ready-The Truth
The Tower of Babel-Audio File Formats
Preparing Tapes and Files
Premastering for Vinyl
Tape Label/Log
Conversions
I Feel the Need for Speed
I Feel the Need for Capacity
Footnotes on the K-System
Recommended Reading, Test CDs
Biography: Eric James
Biography: Bob Katz
Glossary
Index
Afterword
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