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Mastering audio : the art and the science

Author: Bob Katz
Publisher: Oxford : Focal, 2002.
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Explains audio concepts in an easy-to-grasp manner. This work outlines the steps taken in producing a compact disc, from creation to final pressing. It provides insights to equipment, training, and  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Katz
ISBN: 0240805453 9780240805450
OCLC Number: 51235050
Awards: Commended for Benjamin Franklin Award (Professional) 2003
Description: 319 pages ; 25 cm
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
Responsibility: Bob Katz.


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In the books 22 chapters and 13 appendices, Katz presents a text that is clear and easy to understand with just enough mathmatics and "technical jargon" to explain the technology behind the theory, Read more...

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