Mastering Audio: The Art and the Science

Mastering Audio: The Art and the Science

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by Bob Katz, Robert A. Katz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0240805453

ISBN-13: 9780240805450

Pub. Date: 03/06/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Mastering Audio provides leading-edge audio concepts in an easy-to-grasp, holistic manner, including an ear-opening investigation of the mysteries of jitter, dither and wordlengths, high sample rates, distortion, headroom, monitor calibration, metering, depth perception, compression and expansion, equipment interconnection and much more. Mastering Audio is for

Overview

Mastering Audio provides leading-edge audio concepts in an easy-to-grasp, holistic manner, including an ear-opening investigation of the mysteries of jitter, dither and wordlengths, high sample rates, distortion, headroom, monitor calibration, metering, depth perception, compression and expansion, equipment interconnection and much more. Mastering Audio is for everyone who wants to increase their mastery of digital and analog audio: musicians, producers, A&R, mastering, recording and mixing engineers, and students.

KEY FEATURES: *Outlines the steps taken in producing a compact disc, from creation to final pressing

*Provides insights to equipment, training, and the business of mastering engineer/studio owner

*Answers questions most frequently asked by audio engineers

Author Biography: Bob Katz played the B flat clarinet from the age of 10, and his lifelong love of sound and music led him to become a professional recording, mixing and mastering engineer (since 1971). Three of his recordings have garnered the Grammy(tm) award and many others have been lauded in publications such as Stereo Review, Audio, and Stereophile. He has written over one hundred articles for audio and computer publications, and is an inventor and manufacturer with processors and support gear in use at mastering studios worldwide. His most recent patent-pending inventions, the K-Stereo and K-Surround Processors, fill a missing link in the mastering and post- production pantheon. He has been a workshops, facilities and section chairman of the AES and has given lectures in several countries. Currently, Bob runs Digital Domain Studios just north of Orlando, Florida.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240805450
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/06/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
319
Product dimensions:
9.22(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Roger Nichols
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
Appendices

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