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Product information - Carstensen Verlag Mastering Audio

About the art and the technology

Mastering represents the final and important touch to perfection in music production. It is an important step to successful production, because even the best musical performance is not a listening pleasure by poor mastering.

Easy to understand, competent and entertaining

To help audio engineers and amateur recordists with prior knowledge become unbeatable masters in their field, Bob Katz's Mastering Audio explains not only the processes and art of mastering, but also technical basics to cover the entire field. Written in an understandable and exciting manner, you'll learn everything you need to know to produce a successful record, including

  • Preparations and prerequisites
  • Numerous processing techniques
  • The contrast of mixing and mastering
  • Advanced compression and equalization techniques for all styles of music
  • The song order of an album
  • PQ encoding
  • New insights into high sample rates
  • Important information about levels, monitor systems, room calibration and acoustics
  • Optimizing an album for broadcast transmission

Numerous positive reviews reinforce the high level of expertise in conveying the content, the high level of technical understanding, and the excellent translation from English.

Content:

  • Credits and Acknowledgements
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Part I: Preparations
    • Chapter 1 No Mastering Engineer is an Island
    • Chapter 2 Making Connections - Cabling
    • Chapter 3 An O(h)rientation Session
    • Chapter 4 Word Length(s) and Dither
    • Chapter 5 Decibels: Not(s) for Dummies
    • Chapter 6 Monitor Quality
  • Part II: Mastering Techniques
    • Chapter 7 Putting together an album
    • Chapter 8 Techniques for Using Equalizers
    • How to profitably manipulate the dynamic range for fun
    • Chapter 9 Part I: Macrodynamics
    • Chapter 10 Part II: Down Processors
    • Chapter 11 Part III: The Forgotten Techniques
    • Chapter 12 Noise Reduction
    • Chapter 13 Top Processors
  • Part III: Advanced Theory and Practice
    • Chapter 14 How to make better sound recordings in the 21st century
    • Chapter 15 The Monitor System
    • Chapter 16 Other mastering techniques
    • Color section
    • Chapter 17 Analogue and Digital Processing
    • Chapter 18 How to Achieve Depth and Spatiality in Recording, Mixing, and Mastering
    • Chapter 19 Surround Mastering
    • Chapter 20 High sampling rates - is this the answer?
    • Chapter 21 Jitter - we separate the fairy tales from the mysteries
    • Chapter 22 Technical tips and advice
  • Part IV: Conclusion
    • Chapter 23 Education, education, education
  • Part V: Appendix
    • Appendix 1 Radio-Ready: the truth
    • Appendix 2 The Tower of Babel - audio file formats
    • Appendix 3 How to prepare tapes and files for mastering
    • Appendix 4 Premastering for Vinyl
    • Appendix 5 Logs and labels for tapes, discs and packages
    • Appendix 6 Conversion tables
    • Appendix 7 In the throes of speed
    • Appendix 8 I need space
    • Appendix 9 Footnotes to the K-System
    • Appendix 1 Bibliography, CDs for Equipment Testing and Ear Training
    • Appendix 11 Biography: Eric James
    • Appendix 12 Biography: Bob Katz
    • Appendix 13 Glossary
  • Index
  • Afterword

Features:

  • Manufacturer: Carstensen-Verlag
  • Medium: Textbook
  • Vocals/Speech: German
  • CD: No
  • DVD: No
  • CD-ROM: No
  • Number of Pages: 413
  • Author: Bob Katz
  • Width (cm): 23.4
  • Height (cm): 21.4
  • ISBN: 978-3-910098-43-5
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£ 38.00

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