Mastering Audio

The Art and the Science

Author: Bob Katz,Robert A Katz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780240818962

Category: Music

Page: 352

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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.

Mastering Audio

The Art and the Science

Author: Robert A. Katz

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780240808376

Category: Music

Page: 334

View: 9668

Bob Katz explains audio concepts in a simple, holistic manner in this guide to producing a compact disc from scratch. With the advent of cheap computers many amateurs are interested in learning this skill but the book will also interest professionals for its many useful tips and hints.

Mastering Audio

The Art and the Science

Author: Bob Katz,Robert A. Katz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780240805450

Category: Music

Page: 319

View: 8539

Bob Katz explains audio concepts in a simple, holistic manner in this guide to producing a compact disc from scratch. With the advent of cheap computers many amateurs are interested in learning this skill but the book will also interest professionals for its many useful tips and hints.

Audio Mastering - Essential Practices

Author: Jonathan Wyner

Publisher: Berklee Press

ISBN: 1480356042

Category: Music

Page: 152

View: 8226

(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.

The Mastering Engineer's Handbook 4th Edition

Author: Bobby Owsinski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998503325

Category:

Page: N.A

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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.

ITunes Music

Mastering High Resolution Audio Delivery : Produce Great Sounding Music with Mastered for ITunes

Author: Bob Katz,Robert A. Katz

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415656850

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 135

View: 6415

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!

Desktop Mastering

Author: Steve Turnidge

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1458471071

Category: Music

Page: 200

View: 1075

(Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs). Mastering your music is like mastering your life. It's amazing what happens when you clean up the noise, maximize your good work, and have your music sparkle and shine as you really want it to. Desktop Mastering is a conceptual guide, intertwining a broad range of knowledge regarding audio engineering principles and practical applications for those wishing to enhance their own as well as their clients' work. In addition to providing a step-by-step in-depth survey of a successful mastering plug-in chain, Desktop Mastering covers real-world practical applications, the fundamentals of audio and electronics. Also included is a personal guide to the business of mastering, leveraging emerging social networks for positive personal and business results.

Mixing Audio

Concepts, Practices, and Tools

Author: Roey Izhaki

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317508505

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 570

View: 1062

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.

Beyond Mastering

A Conceptual Guide

Author: Steve Turnidge

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1480366838

Category: Music

Page: 262

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(Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs). In his first book, Desktop Mastering , Steve Turnidge unveiled his unique approach to mastering in the box, all the while providing glimpses of his mind-set and resulting workflow. Now, in Beyond Mastering , Turnidge pulls back the veil to give a tour of the physics and philosophy driving the mastering engineer, and the internal state required for happiness and success. By definition, universal truths can be expressed in any medium. In this book, these truths are revealed through the art of mastering, building on the step-by-step methods explained in Desktop Mastering , related in well-developed metaphor and analogy. Beyond Mastering is full of guiding principles gained from Turnidge's more than 25 years at the forefront of art and technology.

Zen and the Art of Producing

Author: Mixerman

Publisher: Hal Leonard

ISBN: 1495004481

Category: Music

Page: 320

View: 8844

(Book). Here, in a replica of a recently exhumed tome (discovered in reverb chamber #4 beneath the Capitol Studios lot), we present to you the companion book to Mixerman's popular Zen and the Art of Mixing . Providing valuable insights for both neophyte and veteran alike, Mixerman reveals all that goes into the most coveted job in record-making producing. In his signature style, Mixerman provides us a comprehensive blueprint for all that the job entails from the organizational discipline needed to run a successful recording session, to the visionary leadership required to inspire great performances. This enhanced multimedia edition brings producers deeper into the concepts covered in the text. In over an hour's worth of supplemental video clips, Mixerman gives added insight into the various aspects of producing, from choosing songs and deciding on arrangements to managing production budgets. As Mixerman points out, "It doesn't matter if you're producing a country album or a hard-rock album: the goal is to communicate communicate with the audience in a manner they understand."

The Art of Mixing: A Visual Guide to Recording, Engineering, and Production, Second Edition

Author: Robert Guérin

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1598630601

Category: Electronic books

Page: 343

View: 9883

Get ready for an in-depth exploration into the aesthetics of what makes a great mix! David Gibson's unique approach to mixing gives you a visual representation of the dynamics of the sounds involved in creating a musical mix. Through this three-dimensiona

The Art of Insight in Science and Engineering

Mastering Complexity

Author: Sanjoy Mahajan

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262526549

Category: Mathematics

Page: 408

View: 9022

In this book, Sanjoy Mahajan shows us that the way to master complexity is through insight rather than precision. Precision can overwhelm us with information, whereas insight connects seemingly disparate pieces of information into a simple picture. Unlike computers, humans depend on insight. Based on the author's fifteen years of teaching at MIT, Cambridge University, and Olin College, The Art of Insight in Science and Engineering shows us how to build insight and find understanding, giving readers tools to help them solve any problem in science and engineering.To master complexity, we can organize it or discard it. The Art of Insight in Science and Engineering first teaches the tools for organizing complexity, then distinguishes the two paths for discarding complexity: with and without loss of information. Questions and problems throughout the text help readers master and apply these groups of tools. Armed with this three-part toolchest, and without complicated mathematics, readers can estimate the flight range of birds and planes and the strength of chemical bonds, understand the physics of pianos and xylophones, and explain why skies are blue and sunsets are red.The Art of Insight in Science and Engineering will appear in print and online under a Creative Commons Noncommercial Share Alike license.

Immersive Sound

The Art and Science of Binaural and Multi-Channel Audio

Author: Agnieszka Roginska,Paul Geluso

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317480104

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 456

View: 4878

Immersive Sound: The Art and Science of Binaural and Multi-Channel Audio provides a comprehensive guide to multichannel sound. With contributions from leading recording engineers, researchers, and industry experts, Immersive Sound includes an in-depth description of the physics and psychoacoustics of spatial audio as well as practical applications. Chapters include the history of 3D sound, binaural reproduction over headphones and loudspeakers, stereo, surround sound, height channels, object-based audio, soundfield (ambisonics), wavefield synthesis, and multichannel mixing techniques. Knowledge of the development, theory, and practice of spatial and multichannel sound is essential to those advancing the research and applications in the rapidly evolving fields of 3D sound recording, augmented and virtual reality, gaming, film sound, music production and post-production. A companion website (www.routledge.com/cw/9781138900004) that contains audio examples, videos, animations, and additional material, is the perfect companion to this authoritative resource.

Spatial Audio

Author: Francis Rumsey

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136119906

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

View: 5279

Explores the principles and practical considerations of spatial sound recording and reproduction. Particular emphasis is given to the increasing importance of multichannel surround sound and 3D audio, including binaural approaches, without ignoring conventional stereo. The enhancement of spatial quality is arguably the only remaining hurdle to be overcome in pursuit of high quality sound reproduction. The rise of increasingly sophisticated spatial sound systems presents an enormous challenge to audio engineers, many of whom are confused by the possibilities and unfamiliar with standards, formats, track allocations, monitoring configurations and recording techniques. The author provides a comprehensive study of the current state of the art in spatial audio, concentrating on the most widely used approaches and configurations. Anyone wishing to expand their understanding of these cutting-edge technologies will want to own this book.

The Mixing Engineer's Handbook, Second Edition

Author: David Gibson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1598637681

Category: Computers

Page: 307

View: 8159

Secrets of the top mixing engineers are revealed in this second edition of the bestselling Mixing Engineer's Handbook. In this edition, you will learn about the history and evolution of mixing, various mixing styles, the six elements of a mix, the rules f

Digital Nature Photography

The Art and the Science

Author: John and Barbara Gerlach

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317805143

Category: Photography

Page: 220

View: 8239

Identifying a beautiful image in nature is easy, but capturing it is often challenging. To truly seize the essence of a photograph shot out of the studio and in the world requires an artistic eye and impeccable set of photographic techniques. John and Barbara Gerlach have been teaching photographers how to master the craft of photographing nature and the outdoors through their workshops and best-selling books for more than twenty years. Now, equipped with brand new images to share and skills to teach, this celebrated photo team is sharing their latest lessons in the second edition of Digital Nature Photography. Notable revisions in this new edition include introducing the concepts of focus stacking and HDR, as well as expanded discussions of multiple exposure, wireless flash, RGB histograms, live view, shutter priority with auto ISO, hand-held shooting techniques, and the author’s equipment selections. The inspiring imagery in this book covers a broader range of subjects than before including ghost towns, the night sky, animals, and sports, in addition to the classic nature photographs we expect from this very talented author team. This book is a comprehensive guide to one of the broadest subjects in photography, explained and dymystified by two respected masters.

Understanding and Crafting the Mix

The Art of Recording

Author: William Moylan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136117571

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 424

View: 7680

Understanding and Crafting the Mix gives you clear and systematic methods for identifying, evaluating, and shaping the artistic elements in music and audio recording. The exercises throughout help you to develop critical listening and evaluating skills and gain greater control over the quality of your recordings. William Moylan takes an inside look into a range of popular music, including recordings by The Beatles, offering you insights into making meaningful sound judgements during recording. Sample production sequences and descriptions of the recordist's roles as composer, conductor and performer provides you with a clear view of the entire recording process. The foreword has graciously been provided by industry legend Rupert Neve. The book also includes an audio CD featuring exercises, reference materials, examples of mixes and sound qualities, and tracks and instructions for setting up and evaluating playback systems.

The Compelling Communicator

Mastering the Art and Science of Exceptional Presentation Design

Author: Tim Pollard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998237336

Category:

Page: 316

View: 8160

You attend numerous presentations and meetings a year--filled with the typical dense and disorganized PowerPoint decks--and leave most of them thinking, "Well, that's an hour of my life I'll never get back." But out of this sea of mediocrity, a rare few rise up, captivating you and driving you to action. What makes these few so special?Despite what most people think, it's not because they were delivered well. It's because they were crafted in a way that deeply aligned with how your brain wants to consume information. The presentations that failed did so precisely because they violated the largely unknown "natural laws" of learning. In The Compelling Communicator, you will learn a proven process for designing presentations that touch your audience in a highly impactful way by:* Building around a small number of big ideas that will lead to action* Keeping content within the audience's "brain bandwidth" * Developing logical narrative structure* Anchoring communication in the listener's priorities* Creating "mind-sticky" storytelling and visuals* Producing handouts that allow your presentation to live on after the handshakesFilled with examples of exceptional--and not so exceptional--presentations and clear explanations of why they do and don't work, this comprehensive guidebook provides every tool you need to become a standout presenter whose message is certain to leave a powerful, lasting impression.

Mixing and Mastering in the Box

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

Author: Steve Savage

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199380252

Category: Music

Page: 288

View: 9543

Mixing and mastering are the final challenges in creating great recordings. Great mixes require both creativity and a practical understanding of process, while final masters require both a clear sense for purpose and specialized ears for achieving artistic goals. Mixing and Mastering in the Box gives readers the practical tools for accomplishing both of these tasks while highlighting the artistry of the creative process. While much of the information presented in Mixing and Mastering in the Box is applicable to those using analog mixing gear, or a hybrid of digital and analog tools, the book focuses directly on working completely within the Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). Author Steve Savage lets readers in on such topics as the secrets of collaboration and using EQ, compression, delay, reverb, and brickwall limiting to improve the sound of records, each topic illustrated with a myriad of concrete examples. Mixing and Mastering in the Box is the ultimate reference manual for the home recordist and the perfect basic to intermediate text for any DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) training class in mixing or mastering. The book is also ideal for readers who handle their own mixing and mastering or who wish - or are professionally required - to be better informed when collaborating on mixes and masters.

Mastering the Art of French Cooking

Author: Julia Child,Louisette Bertholle,Simone Beck

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307958175

Category: Cooking

Page: 684

View: 3162

For over fifty years, New York Times bestseller Mastering the Art of French Cooking has been the definitive book on the subject for American readers. Featuring 524 delicious recipes, in its pages home cooks will find something for everyone, from seasoned experts to beginners who love good food and long to reproduce the savory delights of French cuisine, from historic Gallic masterpieces to the seemingly artless perfection of a dish of spring-green peas. Here Julia Child, Simone Beck, and Louisette Bertholle break down the classic foods of France into a logical sequence of themes and variations rather than presenting an endless and diffuse catalogue of dishes. Throughout, the focus is on key recipes that form the backbone of French cookery and lend themselves to an infinite number of elaborations—bound to increase anyone’s culinary repertoire. With over 100 instructive illustrations to guide readers every step of the way, Mastering the Art of French Cooking deserves a place of honor in every kitchen in America.