- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Cengage Learning; 2 edition (May 1, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1598634496
- ISBN-13: 978-1598634495
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.6 x 10.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 36 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #628,747 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Introduction PART I: THE MECHANICS OF MASTERING Chapter 1 What Exactly Is Mastering? Chapter 2 Some Digital Audio Basics Chapter 3 Tools for Mastering Chapter 4 The Mechanics of Mastering Chapter 5 Preparation for Mastering Chapter 6 Mastering for CD Chapter 7 Mastering for Vinyl Chapter 8 Mastering for Internet Distribution Chapter 9 Mastering in Surround Chapter 10 Surrond Tools Chapter 11 Mastering for Film and Television PART II: AUDIO DELIVERY FORMATS Chapter 12 Internet Delivery Formats Chapter 13 Optical Discs: CDs Chapter 14 Optical Discs: Multichannel Delivery Chapter 15 Optical Discs: The High-Resolution Discs PART III: THE INTERVIEWS Chapter 16 About the Interviews Chapter 17 Interview: Greg Calbi Chapter 18 Interview: David Cheppa Chapter 19 Interview: Dave Collins Chapter 20 Interview: Bernie Grundman Chapter 21 Interview: Bob Katz Chapter 22 Interview: Bob Ludwig Chapter 23 Interview: Glenn Meadows Chapter 24 Interview: Bob Olhsson Chapter 25 Interview: Doug Sax Chapter 26 Interview: Eddy Schreyer Glossary Index
About the Author
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 sound music mixing, Bobby has worked on over a hundred surround projects and DVD productions for a variety of superstar acts. Combining his music and recording experience with an easy-to-understand writing style, Bobby has become one of the best-selling authors in the music recording industry with 19 books that are now staples in audio recording, music, and music business programs in colleges around the world, including the best-selling Mixing Engineer's Handbook, Recording Engineer's Handbook, and Music 3.0:A Survival Guide For Making Music In The Internet Age. A frequent moderator, panelist, and program director for a variety of industry conferences, Bobby has served as the longtime producer of the annual Surround Music Awards, and is one of the creators and executive producers for the "Guitar Universe" and "Desert Island Music" television programs. Visit Bobby's production blog at bobbyowsinski.blogspot.com/, his Music 3.0 blog at music3point0.blogspot.com, and his website at bobbyowsinski.com.
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The book makes it clear that there are no magic formulas. Each track has to be approached anew and modified based on the engineer's experience. However, some worked examples would be useful. If you recieve as master tape like this, try doung this or this. Also a CD in the back of the book with sample audio would be very useful.
But after reading this book you should pick up enough of the vocabulary surrounding mastering be able to discuss it without sounding too dumb.
Overall, I probably did take a few things away from this, and it's never bad to review, but honestly I think I learned more from a 15 minute video titled "how to master a track with waves plugins" that showed a guy, you know, actually mastering a track. Again, if you know absolutely nothing about being an engineer than this will get you started, but don't expect to to come away with any real skills.
Familiarize yourself with terms before you purchase this book or you will remain lost.
It has helped me tremendously