The Mastering Engineer's Handbook - In addition to a more-than-comprehensive view of what the world of "mastering" is, you'll also examine the history, gear and ideas that have evolved over the years to bring mastering to where it is today.
The book will expose you to how CDs, DVDs and HD-DVDs are made. Interested in MP3 and streaming? This book will cover it as well. Multi-channel surround sound, TV and film are also covered. Tricks, techniques, and insider insights will leave you knowing more than thought you could learn about the process. The final section of the book features interviews with mastering giants such as Bernie Grundman, Bob Ludwig, Glenn Meadows, Doug Sax, and more.
About the Author: A longtime veteran of the music industry, Bobby Owsinski has produced and composed for records, DVDs, motion pictures, and television shows. One of the first to delve into surround-sound music mixing, Bobby has worked on more than 200 surround projects and DVD productions for such diverse acts as Elvis, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, The Ramones, and Chicago, among many, many others.
Currently a principal in the music production house Surround Associates and content creator 2B Media, Bobby has also penned several hundred articles for many popular music and audio trade publications and has authored books that are now staples in audio-recording programs in colleges around the world. A frequent moderator, panelist, and program director of a variety of music and professional audio industry conferences, Bobby has served as the longtime producer of the annual Surround Music Awards and is currently an executive producer for the Guitar Universe and Desert Island Music television programs.
He is also a partner in the popular Asia Los Feliz restaurant in Los Angeles. He also serves on the board of directors of the Media Entertainment Technology Alliance.