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Focal Press Book: Mastering Audio by Bob Katz

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Focal Press Book: Mastering Audio


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Written by an award winning, highly respected professional, Mastering Audio gives you a thorough introduction to the unique procedures and technical issues involved in mastering.

Suitable for all levels of students and professionals, it is ideal for anyone who wants to increase their mastery of digital and analog audio: musicians, producers, A&R, mastering, recording and mixing engineers. Fully updated to cover the latest technologies, Mastering Audio discusses audio philosophy and art: sequencing, leveling, processing; how to make a record album radio-ready; mixing as it relates to mastering.

Divided into 5 parts, the book begins with the basics - monitoring, mastering techniques, useful tutorials and the fundamentals of dithering and decibels and moves on to more advanced concepts - jitter and clocking, monitor collaboration as well as multi channel audio, miking and acoustics.

Leading-edge audio concepts are explained in an easy-to-grasp holistic style. Including practical tips and real world experiences, Bob Katz explains the technical detail of the subject in his informative and humorous style.

Readership: Musicians, producers, mastering recording and mixing engineers. Advanced beginners to professional level.

About the Author: Three time Grammy Award winner Digital Domain Studios, Orlando, Florida.

Written by a well respected engineer who has engineered albums which have won the Grammy
Provides you with information on the latest techniques and processes used in mastering
Covers equipment, training and the business of mastering and answers all the frequently asked questions


Preparation: No Mastering Engineer is an Island; Connecting It Together; An "Earientation" Session; Word lengths and Dither; Decibels for Dummies; Monitoring
Mastering: Putting the Album Together; Equalization Techniques; Macrodynamics; The Downward Processes; The Lost Processes; Noise Reduction; Other Processing
Advance Theory and Practice: Monitor Calibration; The K-System; Analog and Digital Signal Processing; How to Achieve Depth and Dimension in Recording, Mixing and Mastering; High Sample Rates, Is This Where It's At?; Jitter--Separating the Myths From the Mysteries; Tips and Tricks
Out of the Jungle: Education, Education, Education; At Last
Subject Home & Studio Recording
Author Bob Katz
Edition First
Hard/Soft Cover Paperback
Pages 352
Dimensions 8.5 x 9.5" (21.6 x 24cm)
Illustrations Yes
ISBN Number
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-240-80837-6
  • ISBN-10: 0-240-80837-1
  • Publisher Focal Press
    Date Published October 2007
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