Audio Mastering - Essential Practices

Audio Mastering - Essential Practices

(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: The Artists

Discussions from Pre-Production to Mastering

Audio Mastering: The Artists

Audio Mastering: The Artists collects more than twenty interviews, drawn from more than 60 hours of discussions, with many of the world’s leading mastering engineers.? In these exclusive and often intimate interviews, engineers consider the audio mastering process as they, themselves, experience and shape it as the leading artists in their field.? Each interview covers how engineers got started in the recording industry, what prompted them to pursue mastering, how they learned about the process, which tools and techniques they routinely use when they work, and a host of other particulars of their crafts.? We also spoke with mix engineers, and craftsmen responsible for some of the more iconic mastering tools now on the market, to gain a broader perspective on their work. ? This book is the first to provide such a comprehensive overview of the audio mastering process told from the point-of-view of the artists who engage in it.? In so doing, it pulls the curtain back on a crucial, but seldom heard from, agency in record production at large.

Musical Sound Effects

Analog and Digital Sound Processing

Musical Sound Effects

For decades performers, instrumentalists, composers, technicians and sound engineers continue to manipulate sound material. They are trying with more or less success to create, to innovate, improve, enhance, restore or modify the musical message. The sound of distorted guitar of Jimi Hendrix, Pierre Henry’s concrete music, Pink Flyod’s rock psychedelic, Kraftwerk ‘s electronic music, Daft Punk and rap T-Pain, have let emerge many effects: reverb, compression, distortion, auto-tune, filter, chorus, phasing, etc. The aim of this book is to introduce and explain these effects and sound treatments by addressing their theoretical and practical aspects.

The Essential Guide to Game Audio

The Theory and Practice of Sound for Games

The Essential Guide to Game Audio

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.

Complete Audio Mastering: Practical Techniques

Complete Audio Mastering: Practical Techniques

The most comprehensive guide available on audio mastering-written by a mastering engineer

Mastering Chinese with Two Audio CDs

Mastering Chinese with Two Audio CDs

What you need to master Chinese--all in one box! Whether on your own or as supplement to your class, Mastering Chinese will get you where you want to be with your Chinese language skills. You will learn at your own pace in small chunks, with review practice after every fourth unit. Written in a friendly, non-intimidating style, this program introduces essential grammar and focuses on correct pronunciation using pinyin. Many exercises are enhanced by audio clips on the accompanying audio CDs; just look for the earphone icon and listen to the appropriate track. These audio bites are helpful to your understanding how Chinese is pronounced. You will also get exposure to Chinese script with the pinyin in parallel throughout--so that you will increasingly become familiar with the script. With its authoritative yet accessible guidance, Mastering Chinese is your essential tool to enhancing your skills and building your confidence in conversing in the language. Inside you'll find: Essential Chinese vocabulary for everyday conversations An introduction to writing Chinese script--the basic strokes Extensive sidebars on Chinese culture

Mixing and Mastering in the Box

The Guide to Making Great Mixes and Final Masters on Your Computer

Mixing and Mastering in the Box

"Mixing and mastering, the two final steps in the complex process of sound engineering, require both artistic finesse and technical facility. Even the slightest difference in the way a sound is processed can lead to a shift in the overall aesthetic of a piece, and so sound engineers must work towards an understanding of sound engineering that is particularly oriented towards the artistic and aesthetic. In order to create effective mixes, a sound engineer must maintain a distinct set of artistic goals while drawing on an in-depth understanding of the software involved in the process. Creating final masters requires specialized aural skills and a similarly advanced understanding of the software in order to fine-tune the product with respect to these goals. Mixing and Mastering in the Box addresses the practical and technological necessities of these two final steps without neglecting the creative process that is integral to the creation of high-quality recordings. Savage focuses primarily on creating mixes and masters in the Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), or "in the box," currently a popular platform in the field of sound engineering due to the creative advantages and advanced technological capabilities it offers to its users. However, much of the information presented in Mixing and Mastering in the Box is also applicable to analog mixing gear or a hybrid system of digital and analog tools. This book, which features over one hundred illustrations and a comprehensive companion website, is ideal for beginning or intermediate students in sound engineering with a focus on DAW, recording artists who do their own mixing and mastering, or musicians who wish to be better informed when collaborating on mixes and masters"--

The Art of Digital Audio Recording

A Practical Guide for Home and Studio

The Art of Digital Audio Recording

Making great audio recordings requires striking the right balance between technical know-how and practical understanding of recording sessions. Even in the digital age, some of the most important aspects of creating and recording music are non-technical and, as a result, are often overlooked by traditional recording manuals. The Art of Digital Audio Recording teaches readers what they really need to know in order to make great sound recordings with computers - both the practical and the technical information, including: ? What to look and listen for in a recording environment ? Straightforward advice on recording almost any instrument ? Essentials of digital audio workstations ? Essentials of recording gear: microphones, mixers, and speakers ? Fundamentals of understanding and applying EQ, compression, delay, and reverb ? Secrets to running creative recording sessions ? Practical application of digital editing, mixing, and mastering A special section identifies solutions to the most common challenges in the recording studio, and the book also features an addendum with essential tips and reference information including: ? How to walk into a commercial studio and be the engineer ? Researching and buying gear: Internet vs. brick and mortar ? Digital formats: A handy reference As a whole, The Art of Digital Audio Recording is an essential resource that gives recordists the tools they need to let technical understanding serve greater musical goals.

Essentials of Business Communication

Essentials of Business Communication

ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS COMMUNICATION, 9TH EDITION presents a streamlined approach to business communication that includes unparalleled resources and author support for instructors and students. ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS COMMUNICATION provides a four-in-one learning package: authoritative text, practical workbook, self-teaching grammar/mechanics handbook, and premium Web site. Especially effective for students with outdated or inadequate language skills, the Ninth Edition offers extraordinary print and digital exercises to help students build confidence as they review grammar, punctuation, and writing guidelines. Textbook chapters teach basic writing skills and then apply these skills to a variety of e-mails, memos, letters, reports, and resumes. Realistic model documents and structured writing assignments help students build lasting workplace skills. The Ninth Edition of this award-winning text features increased coverage of electronic messages and digital media, redesigned and updated model documents to introduce students to the latest business communication practices, and extensively updated exercises and activities. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.