Audio Mastering Essential Practices

Author: Jonathan Wyner
Publisher: Berklee Press
ISBN: 1480356042
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(Berklee Guide). Improve the sound of your recordings. Mastering is the art of optimizing recorded sound, finding the ideal volume levels and tonal quality, and insuring data integrity necessary to produce a professional-quality duplication and distribution-ready master. This book introduces the techniques and tools of audio mastering, suitable for commercial and home/project studio environments. Technical discussions address gear, studio setup, methodologies, goals, and other considerations for making tracks sound their best, individually and in relationship to other tracks. The accompanying recording has audio examples that support two detailed case studies where readers can follow a mastering engineer's manipulations step by step.

Audio Mastering

Author: Jonathan Wyner
Publisher: Berklee PressPublications
ISBN: 9780876390948
Size: 42.69 MB
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(Berklee Guide). Improve the sound of your recordings. Mastering is the art of optimizing recorded sound, finding the ideal volume levels and tonal quality, and insuring data integrity necessary to produce a professional-quality duplication and distribution-ready master. This book introduces the techniques and tools of audio mastering, suitable for commercial and home/project studio environments. Technical discussions address gear, studio setup, methodologies, goals, and other considerations for making tracks sound their best, individually and in relationship to other tracks. The accompanying recording has audio examples that support two detailed case studies where readers can follow a mastering engineer's manipulations step by step.

Recording And Producing In The Home Studio

Author: David Franz
Publisher: Berklee Press
ISBN: 9780876390481
Size: 60.31 MB
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(Berklee Methods). With the explosion of project studio gear available, it's easier than ever to create pro-quality music at home. This book is the only reference you'll ever need to start producing and engineering your music or other artists' music in your very own home studio. You don't have a home studio yet, but have some basic equipment? This essential guide will help you set up your studio, begin producing projects, develop your engineering skills and manage your projects. Stop dreaming and start producing!

Mix Masters

Author: Maureen Droney
Publisher: Berklee Press
ISBN: 9780876390191
Size: 69.66 MB
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(Berklee Press). Learn what it takes to be a great mix engineer! Mix Masters is a collection of 27 interviews with platinum engineers by Mix magazine writer Maureen Droney. Discover how music engineers, using the same arsenal of tools, can create such unique works from artist to artist, even track to track. You'll find practical and informative behind-the-scenes, behind-the-glass insight into the art of mixing by the industry's most in-demand engineers across all genres pop, rock, country, classical and film. Covers: how to set up a mix that has power and impact; mic placement; how to record and mix multiple vocal tracks; tips and tricks using effects processors; EQ techniques; and more.

Practical Mastering

Author: Mark Cousins
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1136113738
Size: 53.80 MB
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Guiding you through the history and emergence of modern mastering techniques, then providing practical hints and tips on how to use them in your set up, Practical Mastering is the book for anyone interested in tackling this elusive art form. Providing you with sold mastering theory underpinned by years of professional experience and hands-on advice for getting the most out of your set up while honing your ears to efficiently and effectively listen to your mixes in order to create perfectly polished master tracks.

Understanding Audio

Author: Daniel M. Thompson
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1476867232
Size: 46.77 MB
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(Berklee Guide). Understanding Audio explores the fundamentals of audio and acoustics that impact every stage of the music recording process. Whether you are a musician setting up your first Pro Tools project studio, or you are a seasoned recording engineer or producer eager to find a reference that fills in the gaps in your understanding of audio, this book is for you. Understanding Audio will enable you to develop a thorough understanding of the underlying principles of sound, and take some of the mystery and guesswork out of how equipment setup affects the quality of your recordings. Projects at the end of each chapter will assist you in applying these principles to your own recording environment. Learn about: Basic and Advanced audio theory; Cables and studio wiring; Recording studio and console signal flow; Digital and analog audio; Studio and listening room acoustics; Psychoacoustics; "In the Studio" insights, relating audio principles to real recording situations; and so much more! f Miami-Florida

The Essential Guide To Game Audio

Author: Steve Horowitz
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1134595379
Size: 73.90 MB
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The Essential Guide to Game Audio: The Theory and Practice of Sound for Games is a first of its kind textbook and must-have reference guide for everything you ever wanted to know about sound for games. This book provides a basic overview of game audio, how it has developed over time, and how you can make a career in this industry. Each chapter gives you the background and context you will need to understand the unique workflow associated with interactive media. The practical, easy to understand interactive examples provide hands-on experience applying the concepts in real world situations.

Mastering Audio

Author: Bob Katz
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780240818962
Size: 71.62 MB
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Become a master of audio. This bestselling book has shown thousands of mixing and mastering engineers, musicians, A&R producers how to create great sound. It fully integrates technical with artistic and is ideal for students and working professional/ Mastering Audio is you complete reference: don't leave the studio without it! What is mastering? Mastering it the last creative step when producing a record album or single for disc, home music server, iPod, broadcast or internet delivery.

Mixing Audio

Author: Roey Izhaki
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317508505
Size: 38.56 MB
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Mixing Audio: Concepts, Practices, and Tools, Third Edition is a vital read for anyone wanting to succeed in the field of mixing. This book covers the entire mixing process – from fundamental concepts to advanced techniques. Packed full of photos, graphs, diagrams, and audio samples, it teaches the importance of a mixing vision, how to craft and evaluate your mix, and then take it a step further. The book describes the theory, the tools used, and how these are put into practice while creating mixes. The companion website, featuring over 2,000 audio samples as well as Pro Tools/ Multitrack Audio Sessions, is a perfect complement to the third edition. The new edition includes: A new 'Mixing and The Brain' chapter that provides a cognitive/psychological overview of many aspects related to and affecting mixing engineers (and, to a narrow extent, listeners). Updated figures and text reflecting recent software updates and trends.

Itunes Music

Author: Bob Katz
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415656850
Size: 31.40 MB
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Apple's exciting new Mastered for iTunes (MFiT) initiative, introduced in early 2012, introduces new possibilities for delivering high-quality audio. For the first time, record labels and program producers are encouraged to deliver audio materials to iTunes in a high resolution format, which can produce better-sounding masters. In iTunes Music, author and world-class mastering engineer Bob Katz starts out with the basics, surveys the recent past, and brings you quickly up to the present—where the current state of digital audio is bleak. Katz explains the evolution of standards for dynamic range through the present and with implications for the future. He details the new methods that Apple is developing to accept high resolution audio and shows step by step how audio engineers and producers can take advantage of them. This book is designed for all those dealing with sound, from sound engineers to music industry executives and musicians—and those aspiring to all these roles. This book will help you understand the issues around delivering high-quality environment and get all your facts straight for when you encounter resistance to good sound. Topics covered include: • Contrasting the production of CD albums with iTunes albums • High Resolution audio • Dithering • Distortion (and how to avoid it) • Lossy Coding • Loudness Metering • Sound Check and how it affects our production techniques • Apple's tools for Mastered for iTunes Foreword by renowned mastering engineer Bob Ludwig. Join the forums at www.digido.com/iTunes, for the latest information and discussions!