The Mastering Engineer's Handbook, 4th Edition

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Audio mastering is the final step in the audio production process, polishing the recording's final mix and prepping it for release and distribution. This fourth edition of Bobby Owsinski's classic The Mastering Engineer's Handbook is a thoroughly updated and comprehensive manual on the art and science of creating well-mastered recordings.

Today's musicians and engineers have many high quality and low cost software-based mastering tools available to them, but the challenge is to understand those tools and learn to use them wisely.

Redesigned and updated to reflect both the latest in technology and recent changes in the marketplace, this new edition shows you both the fundamentals, and the advanced aspects of both self-mastering, and prepping your mix for mastering by a pro.

Topics covered include:

  • Techniques for making a hot-level master
  • A comprehensive look at mastering for vinyl including the format's latest technology improvements
  • Mastering techniques for the best sounding online streams
  • An overview of the tools required for successful self-mastering

The book also features interviews with a number of legendary mastering engineers discussing their techniques and tips that will help you master your own music with style and technical know-how. Give your music the benefit of the expertise you'll find with The Mastering Engineer's Handbook, Fourth Edition.

Table of Contents:
Table of Contents Introduction PART I - The Mechanics Of Mastering 1. The Essence Of Mastering 2. Digital Audio Basics 3. Prepping For Mastering 4. Monitoring For Mastering 5. Mastering Tools 6. Mastering Techniques 7. Mastering For CD 8. Mastering For Vinyl 9. Mastering For Online Distribution 10. Mastering For iTunes 11. Other Types Of Mastering 12. Archiving The Master PART II - THE INTERVIEWS 13. Greg Calbi - Sterling Sound 14. Dave Collins - Dave Collins Mastering 15. David Glasser - Airshow Mastering 16. Gene Grimaldi - Oasis Mastering 17. Bernie Grundman - Grundman Mastering 18. Colin Leonard - SING Mastering 19. Bob Ludwig - Gateway Mastering 20. Glen Meadows - Mayfield Mastering 21. Doug Sax - The Mastering Lab Glossary About Bobby Owsinski

©2017, Paperback, 192 pages