The Mastering Engineer's Handbook: The Audio Mastering Handbook by Bobby OwsinskiThe Mastering Engineer's Handbook: The Audio Mastering Handbook by Bobby Owsinski

The Mastering Engineer's Handbook: The Audio Mastering Handbook

byBobby Owsinski

Paperback | December 26, 2007

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This completely updated edition of the bestselling Mastering Engineer's Handbook provides a thorough exploration of the mastering process for virtually any kind of audio program, utilizing insights from the world's top mastering engineers. The book is a treasure-trove of knowledge, with an overview of the history, tools, and philosophy behind mastering as well as complete reference information for all audio delivery formats in use today. Peek inside a top-flight mastering house and see how their methods can now be yours. Explore the secrets of making hot masters, the rules of compression and frequency balancing, and how to mix with mastering in mind. Investigate how optical discs, such as CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray, HD-DVD, and beyond, work and how they're made. Discover the trick to making great-sounding MP3s and streaming audio. Examine multichannel surround mastering for film and television. You'll even relive mastering history with a separate chapter about mastering for vinyl and how records are pressed. Throughout the book, legendary mastering engineers share experiences, tips, and tricks with you through every step of the process. The final section of the book features interviews with mastering giants such as Bernie Grundman, Bob Ludwig, Glenn Meadows, Doug Sax, and more.
A long-time music industry veteran, Bobby Owsinski started his career as a guitar and keyboard player, songwriter and arranger, eventually becoming an in-demand producer/engineer working not only with a variety of recording artists, but on commercials, television and motion pictures as well. One of the first to delve into surround soun...
Title:The Mastering Engineer's Handbook: The Audio Mastering HandbookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 10.7 × 8.4 × 0.7 inPublished:December 26, 2007Publisher:ArtistProLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1598634496

ISBN - 13:9781598634495

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Table of Contents

IntroductionPART I: THE MECHANICS OF MASTERINGChapter 1 What Exactly Is Mastering?Chapter 2 Some Digital Audio BasicsChapter 3 Tools for MasteringChapter 4 The Mechanics of MasteringChapter 5 Preparation for MasteringChapter 6 Mastering for CDChapter 7 Mastering for VinylChapter 8 Mastering for Internet DistributionChapter 9 Mastering in SurroundChapter 10 Surrond ToolsChapter 11 Mastering for Film and TelevisionPART II: AUDIO DELIVERY FORMATSChapter 12 Internet Delivery FormatsChapter 13 Optical Discs: CDsChapter 14 Optical Discs: Multichannel DeliveryChapter 15 Optical Discs: The High-Resolution DiscsPART III: THE INTERVIEWSChapter 16 About the InterviewsChapter 17 Interview: Greg CalbiChapter 18 Interview: David CheppaChapter 19 Interview: Dave CollinsChapter 20 Interview: Bernie GrundmanChapter 21 Interview: Bob KatzChapter 22 Interview: Bob LudwigChapter 23 Interview: Glenn MeadowsChapter 24 Interview: Bob OlhssonChapter 25 Interview: Doug SaxChapter 26 Interview: Eddy SchreyerGlossaryIndex