Audio Mastering is the ideal mastering compendium for every audio engineer, producer, media technician or even ambitious home studio enthusiast who masters with a PC workstation, or wants to begin producing their own masters. It provides one of the most complete works on digital audio basics and professional mastering techniques available today. This comprehensive compendium of digital mastering knowledge on three DVD-ROMs contains a huge range of strategies, tips and hints on using computers to create the best sounding masters possible. Audio Mastering provides support and extends existing knowledge for engineers looking for a way of extending existing knowledge. Audio Mastering includes full English, German, French and Spanish versions.
With more than 180 minutes of video on Volume I, and more than 160 minutes of video on each Volume II and Volume III Audio Mastering offers comprehensive knowledge about digital techniques and skilled handling of digital audio data using WaveLab to attain the best possible results in professional mastering. Fundamentals such as PCM, jitter and dithering are covered extensively, as well as other areas such as workflow optimization and data preparation for creating master media. Audio Mastering also offers invaluable strategies for creative sound processing, with real-world applications and practical examples that support learning.
About the Author
Friedemann Tischmeyer has worked in audio mastering and mixing for more than 15 years. An engineer for countless well-known artists and the owner of his own independent mastering facility, Friedemann has also published two Tutorial DVD-ROMs, 'Internal Mixing' and two extremely well-received books 'Audio Mastering with PC Workstations' and 'Internal Mixing'.
Volume I Contents
Chapter I: Basics
- What is mastering?
- Defining the goals of mastering
- CD mastering of stereo tracks
- CD mastering from groups
- Time management
- Studio acoustics & room acoustics testing and calibration
- Choice of speakers & speaker layout
- Equipment requirement for mastering
- Operation system settings
- Audio interfaces
- Frontend & backend
- Our sense of hearing
- The Fletcher-Munson curve
- Listening strategies
- Ear training
- Frequency distribution
- Metering for mastering