Home Studio Mastering

The book is accompanied by five mastering plug-ins (VST/AU/AAX for Mac and PC), to facilitate your personal mastering sessions from start to finish.

Author: J. D. Young

Publisher: Focal Press

ISBN: 9781138747074

Category: Computer sound processing

Page: 214

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Home Studio Mastering is a step-by-step manual that gives you all the tools to professionally master your music yourself. It demystifies the subject in a hands-on way for those working in a home studio and provides comprehensive guidance, from buying equipment and applying acoustical treatment, to using different audio applications and mastering plug-ins. The book is accompanied by five mastering plug-ins (VST/AU/AAX for Mac and PC), to facilitate your personal mastering sessions from start to finish.

Digital Audio Mastering Manual

Note to the 1st Edition This manual has been translated from Italian by a non-native translator. This will allow full comprehensibility of the text but will not always guarantee an absolute smoothness of the natural expressive form.

Author: Alessandro Fois

Publisher: Alessandro Fois

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 304

View: 403

Note to the 1st Edition This manual has been translated from Italian by a non-native translator. This will allow full comprehensibility of the text but will not always guarantee an absolute smoothness of the natural expressive form. As this is a technical manual, we do not think that this is particularly serious. However, we apologize to the reader, appealing to his understanding. If the English version of this manual will receives sufficient consent, we will ensure that we prepare a new edition with a more refined translation as soon as possible. Those who would like to help me improve the translation of the English version of this manual and other manuals like this, can contact me at the addresses they can find below. I invite you to report any suggestions, incompleteness, errors, by writing an email to the address below. The manual is available on www.alessandrofois.com under the Books menu Preface The purpose of this manual is to provide concrete and simple help aimed at rapidly obtaining professional-level results, in alignment with the quality standards of the audio production industry, without using analog outboards. The easy application of the criteria suggested below make it suitable for inexperienced operators; but even audio professionals with few mastering experiences will be able to integrate and reorganize the knowledge already acquired through practice. Digital technology has made the equipment necessary to obtain professional results more accessible; therefore numerous home studios were born, dedicated to recording and processing of sound, some of which are managed by sound engineers of good competence, almost like their professional colleagues. Primarily this book is addressed to them, so that they can organize in a more orderly way the knowledge already acquired, fill the conceptual gaps, learn new concepts and procedures, find out inspiration for new mental and professional paths. An experienced sound engineer will smile for some simplified explanations. They aim to make the material accessible. But perhaps he will read these pages equally with pleasure, considering them a mental exercise of “revision”. For beginners, the manual would like to provide support to learn correctly and experiment with the principles and procedures of digital audio mixing. Index of the manual Note on the 1st edition Foreword Index of the manual CHAPTER 01 - Mastering preliminary ITB and OTB Purpose of mastering What you need Analog and Digital Mix analysis Logbook Dynamic Analysis impressions listening Stereo-mono compatibility Tonal Verification Dynamic Verification Review of the mix Creating and Parameters of a Session Your computer's resources Other Specifications Comparison Mastering “on board” Sound levels CHAPTER 02 - Editing Cutting, silencing, fading Start cutting Start silencing Start fading End cutting, silencing, fading Middle cutting, insert CHAPTER 03 - Noise reduction Click Crackles Hiss Hum Traffic noise, wind noise and feedback Conclusion CHAPTER 04 - MS Mastering The MS chain L-R to M/S encoding M/S processing M/S to PARTIALURLPLACEHOLDER decoding How to set the M/S matrix on the Daw Mastering operations with the M/S matrix Conclusion CHAPTER 05 - Stereo image Phase correlation Symmetry Width Center leveling CHAPTER 06 - Stems Stem mastering Addition and subtraction What stems How to export stems correctly CHAPTER 07 - Dynamics and Loudness Dynamic I'm listening Natural Dynamics Recording Dynamics Loudness War Audio Consequences LUFS The Revolution of Streaming Reference Loudness True Peak Level The new standards CHAPTER 08 - The working session Import mixes and stems Main Group Original audio track Audio track test Instrument track Audio Chain Building a template CHAPTER 09 - Tonal correction Acoustic perception HPF and LPF What you need General imbalances Static Equalization Dynamic Equalization Balancing the bass Spectrum Analyzer Test of the medium mix Tonal imbalances in individual sources Coloured Equalizers Automation Quality CHAPTER 10 - Dynamic correction Treatment of abnormal peaks Transient Adjustment De-essing Levelling Compression Smoothing Compression Risks of the dynamic process Mix too compressed Comparison and corrections CHAPTER 11 - Environmental correction Ambient sound Increase body Sharps bass Crushed Mix Width and depth Effects Installation CHAPTER 12 - Other processes Enhancement Exciter Analog Tape Saturator Inflator CHAPTER 13 - Finalisation Enhancement of bass Cosmetic Equalization Verification of loudness Finalizer Limiter Oversampling Algorithm selector Lookahead+Attack and release Channel Links Ceiling - Output LUFS Meters True Peak Gain Listening and Comparing Dithering and Noise Shaping Mastering for vinyl Export Duplication on Audio Cd Encoding Automatic mastering Appendix Monitoring Warning Conclusion Author's Biography Copyright Contacts

Mastering Music at Home

Gallagher goes on to cover acoustic considerations, problem solving, distribution, and much, much more. Throughout the book, audio professionals provide additional "in the trenches" case studies on how they approach the art of mastering.

Author: Mitch Gallagher

Publisher: Artistpro.Com Llc

ISBN: 9781598633924

Category: Music

Page: 309

View: 877

Mastering Music at Home provides an overview of the mastering process and the gear required to perform it. Gallagher goes on to cover acoustic considerations, problem solving, distribution, and much, much more. Throughout the book, audio professionals provide additional "in the trenches" case studies on how they approach the art of mastering. The book's companion CD-ROM includes numerous real-world music examples to help you work through the book's tutorials.

Audio Mastering Secrets

No expensive gear required to get amazing results Note: This is a full 184 page book, not a 40 page mini. Written by John Rogers of JR Mastering. Since 1999, I have mastered over 40,000 songs for over 7,500 highly satisfied clients.

Author: John Rogers

Publisher: Home Recording Studio, Audio E

ISBN: 9781973550617

Category: Music

Page: 186

View: 907

The #1 Best Selling Audio Mastering Book for 2018 and 2019! Audio Mastering Secrets is one of the first audio mastering books that focuses entirely on how to master audio to radio quality standards, all from the comfort of your home recording studio. No expensive gear required to get amazing results! Note: This is a full 184 page book, not a 40 page mini. Written by John Rogers of JR Mastering. Since 1999, I have mastered over 40,000 songs for over 7,500 highly satisfied clients. Let me personally show you everything I've learned! My book covers the following: This Book Is An 8.5 x 11 Learning Guide It focuses on how to master audio, how to become a great audio mastering engineer, and how not to be a bad one. I do not get into the specific brands of gear you should buy, the history of sound engineering, or 1,000's of compressor settings (of which maybe 40 you'll ever use). In this book I focus on mastering audio! Common Mastering Problems And Their Solutions In audio mastering, you will face common problems like a mix being too thin, tinny, distorted, over-saturated, muddy, or not bright enough. Sometimes you can't get the song loud enough, boomy enough, no separation, too much bass, no sparkle, and many other problems. I explain in detail which effects processors to use and their exact settings to solve these common problems. This is a great tool to refer back to when needed. My Step-By-Step Audio Mastering Session You will learn the 18 steps I take in the audio mastering process. From importing your file, down to loudness maximization and finally exporting a perfectly mastered song! This Entire Book Is Based On Real-World Experiences Not on theory, what I learned in school, what I heard from some other engineer, etc. I have mastered over 40,000 songs for over 7,500 highly satisfied clients. I teach from real world experiences and success. Mastering Different Genres Here s where I break down the sonic qualities of sixteen different genres. How much brightness, bass, boominess, compression, etc., you re trying to achieve for each genre. And several tips on what clients are looking for. My Audio Mastering Laws In this section, I cover a series of dos, do nots, and facts that basically apply to all audio mastering jobs regardless of genre. I also cover several pitfalls you will experience (just like I did) as an audio mastering engineer, and how to get through them. Setting Up You're Listening Environment In this section I cover calibrating your speakers, learning your speakers, speaker placement and room size. And, the myth about soundproofing your room. The Effects Processors Used In Audio Mastering The basics of what they all do, how to use them, when to use them, and my initial settings templates. This Book Is A Very Easy Read I left out all the high-tech jargon and rarely used words that slow down sentence flow. Written In 2017 In this book I work with common software and a digital DAW system, using current audio mastering techniques for this day and age. I show you how to get great mastering results using your home PC, DAW, plugin software, and basic hardware. No expensive old-school equipment required. And Much More! In a matters of weeks, you can learn all of the audio mastering secrets, tips, and techniques that took me over 19 years to learn!

The Home Recording Studio Guide v 2 0

Author:

Publisher: Home Recording Studio Guide

ISBN:

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Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies

The EQs, compressors, and other gear that the mastering house uses can tweak
your music so that it can sound its best. ... index.php/f/31/0) and Recording.org's
mastering forum (http://recording.org/home-studio-mastering/). ✓ Listen to other ...

Author: Jeff Strong

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118177568

Category: Music

Page: 408

View: 291


Home Recording Made Easy Second Edition

Illustrated throughout with easy-to-follow diagrams and screen shots, this second edition is an indispensable handbook for every aspiring home-studio owner.

Author: Paul White

Publisher: SMT

ISBN: 0857122479

Category: Music

Page: 250

View: 715

Fully updated to explain digital editing, computer maintenance, system enhancement, CD burning and mastering, Home Recording Made Easy covers the whole range of home recording techniques, from acoustically treating your studio to arriving at a completed master. Illustrated throughout with easy-to-follow diagrams and screen shots, this second edition is an indispensable handbook for every aspiring home-studio owner.

The Recording Guitarist

This is a practical, hands-on guide to a variety of recording environments, from modest home studios - where the guitarist must also act as the engineer and producer - to professional facilities outfitted with top-quality gear and staffed ...

Author: Jon Chappell

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780793587049

Category: Music

Page: 200

View: 456

This is a practical, hands-on guide to a variety of recording environments, from modest home studios - where the guitarist must also act as the engineer and producer - to professional facilities outfitted with top-quality gear and staffed with audio engineers. This book will prepare guitarists for any recording situation and will help them become familiar with all facets of recording technology and procedure. Topics covered include: guitars and amps for recording; effects; mixer logic and routing strategies; synching music to moving images; and how to look and sound professional, with advice from Alex Lifeson, Carl Verheyen, Steve Lukather, Eric Johnson and others. Also includes complete info on the classic set-ups of 14 guitar greats, from Hendrix to Vai. 160 pages, 8 1/2 inch. x 11 inch.

A HOME STUDIO MUSIC RECORDING GUIDE THE DEFINITIVE MUSIC DICTIONARY

Also, a finished recording of the song from which records are pressed and
distributed toradio stations and record stores. MASTER DEVICE One device
controls the timingof synchronized devices. That device isthe master. Any
devicecontrolled ...

Author: MarcAnthony Mantis Kozuh

Publisher: Osmora Incorporated

ISBN: 2765906173

Category: Education

Page: 191

View: 706

Music Industry Standard Language: To fully understand the music industry we must learn a whole new language. Terms used daily sometimes hold a different meaning in the industry. This comprehensive dictionary will assist you in easily understanding the industries standard language. The Definitive Music Dictionary provides beginners and seasoned professionals a definitive glossary of music technology and audio terms. It focuses on the defining of 1400 terms common in the music industry. For the layman, explanations of what each term represents is provided and is a great addition for any serious music library or reference collection. Anthony has sat quietly in the music industry for 34 years. With his studies in music science and practical theory, he has designed built and operated many home studios. He has composed and collaborated with artists of all genres since 1978. He takes the knowledge that he has gained over these years from the experts he respects, and offers to you a condensed version of the basic fundamentals, and principals that he feels are needed to succeed in this ever changing business world of music. He has written thirty audio recording, production and marketing e books that will take you from starting up your home recording studio to final mastering and marketing your music. He hopes that the easy to follow yet comprehensive books will assist you in making educated decisions on properly designing, constructing, operating, marketing and living your dream within this amazing world of musical entertainment. Volume1.102 -Volume 3.310 are fully illustrated and have direct links to websites. These hyperlinks coincide with sections that you are reading. You can to bounce between the site and section that you are reviewing without having to leave the page you are reading. Anthony recommends that as you read, you look into these informative sites.

The Everything Guide to Digital Home Recording

Tips, tools, and techniques for studio sound at home Marc Schonbrun. In
recording, mastering is the last stage in album production. For a demo, however,
you might not need it. Mastering generally deals with loudness, balance, and
song ...

Author: Marc Schonbrun

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440501785

Category: Music

Page: 304

View: 292

Leona Lewis, Lily Allen, and Colbie Caillat all became famous after their self-produced music was posted on the Internet. And now anyone who’s ever practiced in front of the mirror for hours wants to try it too. This guide shows aspiring musicians how to turn their computers into a music studio. Professional musician Marc Schonbrun leads you step-by-step through the basics of home recording, including: Tips on how to make—and stick to—a recording budget The best digital recording software Microphones, mixers, and electronic hardware Recording for individual instruments and virtual instruments Mixing, mastering, and advanced recording techniques For a fraction of the cost of recording, you can become their own engineers. You’ll learn to create tracks complete with digital effects, virtual instruments, and sound quality that rival professional studios. In no time, you’ll be ready for your time in the spotlight!

Audio Mastering Essential Practices

This book introduces the techniques and tools of audio mastering, suitable for commercial and home/project studio environments.

Author: Jonathan Wyner

Publisher: Berklee Press

ISBN: 1480356042

Category: Music

Page: 152

View: 276

(Berklee Guide). Improve the sound of your recordings. Mastering is the art of optimizing recorded sound, finding the ideal volume levels and tonal quality, and insuring data integrity necessary to produce a professional-quality duplication and distribution-ready master. This book introduces the techniques and tools of audio mastering, suitable for commercial and home/project studio environments. Technical discussions address gear, studio setup, methodologies, goals, and other considerations for making tracks sound their best, individually and in relationship to other tracks. The accompanying recording has audio examples that support two detailed case studies where readers can follow a mastering engineer's manipulations step by step.

Mixing and Mastering in the Box

The book is also ideal for readers who handle their own mixing and mastering or who wish - or are professionally required - to be better informed when collaborating on mixes and masters.

Author: Steve Savage

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199380252

Category: Music

Page: 288

View: 481

Mixing and mastering are the final challenges in creating great recordings. Great mixes require both creativity and a practical understanding of process, while final masters require both a clear sense for purpose and specialized ears for achieving artistic goals. Mixing and Mastering in the Box gives readers the practical tools for accomplishing both of these tasks while highlighting the artistry of the creative process. While much of the information presented in Mixing and Mastering in the Box is applicable to those using analog mixing gear, or a hybrid of digital and analog tools, the book focuses directly on working completely within the Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). Author Steve Savage lets readers in on such topics as the secrets of collaboration and using EQ, compression, delay, reverb, and brickwall limiting to improve the sound of records, each topic illustrated with a myriad of concrete examples. Mixing and Mastering in the Box is the ultimate reference manual for the home recordist and the perfect basic to intermediate text for any DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) training class in mixing or mastering. The book is also ideal for readers who handle their own mixing and mastering or who wish - or are professionally required - to be better informed when collaborating on mixes and masters.

Recording and Producing in the Home Studio

This book is the only reference you'll ever need to start producing and engineering your music or other artists' music in your very own home studio. You don't have a home studio yet, but have some basic equipment?

Author: David Franz

Publisher: Berklee Press

ISBN: 9780876390481

Category: Music

Page: 244

View: 958

(Berklee Methods). With the explosion of project studio gear available, it's easier than ever to create pro-quality music at home. This book is the only reference you'll ever need to start producing and engineering your music or other artists' music in your very own home studio. You don't have a home studio yet, but have some basic equipment? This essential guide will help you set up your studio, begin producing projects, develop your engineering skills and manage your projects. Stop dreaming and start producing!

Pro Audio Mastering Made Easy

This is great for audio mastering engineers as it means there's plenty of work to go around, but some artists struggle to afford to pay for professional mastering every time they want to upload a new track for their fans to listen to.

Author: David S. Eley

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781495921001

Category:

Page: 234

View: 985

Review via email from Earle Holder, award winning Mastering Engineer at HDQTRZ Mastering Studios, Mastering Engineer for Public Enemy, and creator of the 'Har-Bal' Harmonic Equaliser: "Hello David I have always believed that one is never too old to learn something new. I purchased your material because it appeared that you have a real passion for your craft as do I. I thought your tutorials were well written and easily understood. The area that I read where you stated that you were mastering a project for an individual over a three year period was priceless. I was easily able to relate to your dilemma of constantly improving your craft and the need to go back and redo the previous masters because you were constantly learning and becoming more proficient. There is plenty of business to go around so I support my fellow mastering engineers who appear to be honorable. Both of your books were a breath of fresh air and I will be sure to tell others who are getting started in this wonderful field to purchase your books. Cheers" Earle Holder Chief Mastering Engineer HDQTRZ Mastering Studios Some reviews via social media: Jacob Longoria via Twitter: "Your information has taken me from trying to figure it out, to getting it done with repeat clients. Thank you!" Christian Ghahremanian via FaceBook: "Hi David! Ive already purchased your second book, thx. I just write to you to say thanks! I really love dynamic stuff and I admire Bob Katzs effort for his K-Measurement - but I always had problems to hold the pressure at 0... no matter which K-standard I were trying to use... After reading your books and refreshing all the stuff Ive already learnt years ago, I finally dont have a problem anymore to master considering Ks standard, and my works sound great now!.. Thanks David that youve written books like this...they are really educating and well written - good job! BR Christian Ghahremanian" And many more great reviews on the author's website. Message from the author: Most people don't have access to racks of high end mastering equipment, you're probably one of them. Websites like YouTube and SoundCloud are fuelling an explosion in the amount of DIY producers uploading their music to the internet. This is great for audio mastering engineers as it means there's plenty of work to go around, but some artists struggle to afford to pay for professional mastering every time they want to upload a new track for their fans to listen to. This book explains and demonstrates how to achieve a commercial sounding finish using software found in any typical home/project studio. You may wonder if that's possible but I know it can be done. I started an audio mastering business using nothing more than standard plugins and clever techniques. Customers loved my work and kept coming back. Over time as my business built up, I was able to buy more expensive equipment, but I still stick to the original techniques that I know will get a commercial sound, no matter what tools are used. Here's why: About the first 90% of getting that commercial sound is technique. The final 10% is the tools you use. So before you go and buy the most expensive compressor and EQ, it's a lot more financially worthwhile to instead invest some 'time' rather than money into learning the techniques used to get a commercial sounding finish. It can be done with what you already possess. Is this book for you? 1.Containing hot topics like how to get it REALLY loud and still sound spacious and dynamic. 2.Reveals how a mix should sound to produce a commercial volume and radio quality master. 3.Explains how psychoacoustic manipulation can be used to spread sound all around the listener. 4.Provides you with everything you need to know to get your final sound as big as your fattest tune in your iTunes library - never have to pay for mastering again. Pro Audio Mastering Made Easy is a product of David S Eley Ltd."

Recording in the Digital World

Written for professional musicians, music educators, and music hobbyists who want to explore the world of digital recording

Author: Thomas E. Rudolph

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780634013249

Category: Music

Page: 275

View: 277

Written for professional musicians, music educators, and music hobbyists who want to explore the world of digital recording

Home Studio Setup

Whether you have a ton of equipment or just the basic gear this book offers an all you need to know to setting up, running and getting great sound from a project studio.

Author: Ben Harris

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136121811

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 200

View: 322

Whether you have a ton of equipment or just the basic gear this book offers an all you need to know to setting up, running and getting great sound from a project studio. In three parts Harris walks you thought Acoustics, Equipment and Recording Technique. From the basics of acoustic treatment to techniques to solve problems specific to your room, and from offering explanations and information of equipment to how to record and create a great mix. In no time you'll be recording, producing great music in your very own studio.

Recording Studio Secrets

This is the 3rd book in the best selling Music Production Secrets Series by John Rogers.

Author: John Rogers

Publisher: MJ Rosen Music

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 68

View: 105

This is the 3rd book in the best selling Music Production Secrets Series by John Rogers. Now that it’s extremely affordable, hundreds of thousands of music enthusiasts around the world have created their own DAW home recording studio. Many have turned their passion into a career, or they’re earning a lot of money with their home recording studio as a side job. In this book, I explain everything I did as a sound engineer to earn $100,000 a year online, working from my home studio. I discuss working with customers which includes tips on how to beat the competition, the marketing techniques I used that brought in a huge amount of free traffic, and many business dos and don'ts I learned since opening my recording studio in 1999. I also mention several things YOU might want to try with your business that I know absolutely WILL NOT work, which will save you a lot of time and money. Whether you’re starting out from scratch or already running your own recording studio business, this book will help you increase your profits.

Electronic Musician

ON HomeRecording Even Becoming a Successful Producer / Engineer
S.M.A.A.T. Acoustic Design for the HOME STUDIO Mixing and TIPS AND TRICKS
Strategies and Solutions for Your Home Studio Mastering S.M.A.R.T. Audio
Recordings ...

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Secrets of Recording

Packed with all the studio tips and tricks you'll need it's easier than ever to create pro-quality music at home -- book jacket.

Author: Lorne Bregitzer

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240811275

Category: Music

Page: 217

View: 682

Packed with all the studio tips and tricks you'll need it's easier than ever to create pro-quality music at home -- book jacket.

Acoustic Design for the Home Studio

Whether you're converting a bedroom, a garage, a basement, or a corner of the living room, this book will help you improve the sound of the environment in which you're making music.

Author: Mitch Gallagher

Publisher: ArtisPro

ISBN: 9781598632859

Category: Music

Page: 246

View: 911

With the advances in digital technology, musicians can now produce their own music at home. Over the years the gear has gotten much better, and musicians have learned a great deal about recording. So why do so many musicians and engineers have diffi culty getting truly professional-sounding results? One reason? Acoustics. If the room you're working in has poor acoustics, it will be extremely difficult -- if not impossible -- to produce excellent results. You can't capture a true sound if the microphones don't hear the instruments and vocals correctly. You have to be able to hear what's truly going on with your tracks to make the proper decisions about editing, equalizing, processing, and mixing them. Acoustics can be a complex, math-laden science, but treating a room to make it sound great and function optimally as a recording studio needn't be difficult nor require hours in front of a calculator or computer screen. Improving a studio's acoustics can be simple and inexpensive -- all you need is some guidance. Acoustic Design for the Home Studio focuses on creating a greatsounding home or project studio in an existing room. It teaches the basic principles of acoustics that affect you in your home or project studio and how to solve any acoustical problems you may have without laying out much (or any) money. Whether you're converting a bedroom, a garage, a basement, or a corner of the living room, this book will help you improve the sound of the environment in which you're making music. The principles are easy to understand and the materials used for treating a room are readily available. Diagrams and photos of actual rooms created with the designs are included to illustrate concepts. Whether you want to pursue a no-cost solution, use "off -the-shelf" acoustic materials, or even splurge with an unlimited budget, you'll learn how to put your room together easily and effectively.