Focal Press Book: Mastering Audio - The Art and the Science (3rd Edition)

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Focal Press Book: Mastering Audio - The Art and the Science (3rd Edition)
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  • Author: Bob Katz
  • Pages: 408
  • Practical Tips
  • Real World Experiences
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This 3rd edition of the book Mastering Audio: The Art and the Science from Focal Press unravels the technical mysteries that regularly challenge audio engineers. Including practical tips and real world experiences, author Bob Katz explains the technical detail of the subject in his informative and humorous style. Completely reorganized to focus on workflow, this third edition details mastering by providing a step-by-step approach to the process. First covering practical techniques and basic theory, this industry classic also addresses advanced theory and practice. The book's new approach is especially suitable to accompany a one- or two-term course in audio and mastering.
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Focal Press 978-0-240-81896-2 Overview

This 3rd edition of the book Mastering Audio: The Art and the Science from Focal Press unravels the technical mysteries that regularly challenge audio engineers. Including practical tips and real world experiences, author Bob Katz explains the technical detail of the subject in his informative and humorous style. Completely reorganized to focus on workflow, this third edition details mastering by providing a step-by-step approach to the process. First covering practical techniques and basic theory, this industry classic also addresses advanced theory and practice. The book's new approach is especially suitable to accompany a one- or two-term course in audio and mastering.

Completely rewritten and organized to address changes that will continue to influence the audio world, this third edition includes several new chapters addressing the influence of loudness measurement and assessment and provides explanation of how mastering engineers must integrate loudness measurement and PLR assessment in their mastering techniques.

It also includes the newest approaches to equalization, monitor response measurement and correction, the psychoacoustics of clipping, an extended discussion of restoration and noise reduction techniques, an extended set of listening examples, and an updated chapter on surround mastering including coverage of Pure Audio BluRay.

Contents

  • Part 1 Preparation
  • Chapter 1- No Mastering Engineer is an Island
  • Chapter 2- Connecting it Together
  • Chapter 3- An Earientation Session
  • Chapter 4- Word Lengths and Dither
  • Chapter 5- Decibels: Not for Dummies
  • Chapter 6- Monitor Quality
  • Part 2 Mastering Techniques
  • Chapter 7- Putting the Album Together
  • Chapter 8- Equalization
  • Chapter 9- Macrodynamics
  • Chapter 10- Downward Process
  • Chapter 11- The Lost process
  • Chapter 12- Noise reduction
  • Chapter 13-Top processors
  • Part 3- Advanced Theory and Practice
  • Chapter 14- How to Make Better Recordings in the 21st Century
  • Chapter 15- Monitor Set Up and Calibration
  • Chapter 16- Additional Mastering Techniques
  • Chapter 17- Analog and Digital Processing
  • Chapter18- How to Achieve Depth and Dimension in Recording, Mixing and Mastering
  • Chapter19- Surround Sound Mastering
  • Chapter 20- High Sample Rates
  • Chapter 21- Jitter
  • Chapter 22- Technical Tips and Techniques
  • Part 4- In Conclusion
  • Chapter23- Education Education Education
  • Appendices
  • 1- Radio Ready
  • 2- The Tower of Babel
  • 3- Preparing Tapes and Files
  • 3- Premastering for Vinyl
  • 5- Tape Label/ Log
  • 6- Conversations
  • 7- I Feel the Need for Speed
  • 8- I Feel the Need for Capacity
  • 9- Footnotes on the K-System
  • 10 Recommended Reading, Test CD's
  • 11- Biography: Eric James
  • 12-Biogropgy: Bob Katz
  • 13- Glossary
  • Focal Press 978-0-240-81896-2 Specs

    AuthorBob Katz
    PublisherFocal Press
    Publication DateSeptember, 2014
    ISBN Number9780240818962
    Number of Pages408
    Cover TypeSoft
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight2.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.134 x 8.425 x 0.709"
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