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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 12:08 pm    Post subject: Any suggestions on a good book about Mastering Reply with quote

digital audio?
I have a old Borders gift card($75.00)I'm itching to use!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry,Did not see the other post
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:11 am    Post subject: Re: Any suggestions on a good book about Mastering Reply with quote

bardo wrote:
digital audio?
I have a old Borders gift card($75.00)I'm itching to use!

Bardo


Smile There is no such animal as " a good book " on Mastering.
If you don't have what you intended to achieve at final mix stage, any amount of ' mastering ' will do nothing but make it worse.
Remember, you can not do anything that will be good if you affect your total final mix file for the simple reason that it does JUST THAT.
It affects the COMPLTET FILE. ...Not good becuse what it may do effectively to some aspects of your final mix file, it will destroy and deterement the other parts of it. That's NO GOOD !!
The only things that you can hope to acieve by " mastering " is :
Line up all your final mix files in one window.
( ie: a Logic Arrange window as a new project. )
Play them all consecutively back to back and write down the audible incosnistencies you hear overall.
Then, only if you can manage to get away with it. re level, re EQ, take off some plug ins and or FX that you feel are unneccessary etc.
Do what you have to do to get your overall CD consistent.

Mastering ??? I have found that only that can work. ....maybe.
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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very old post but I agree that mastering needs to be practiced. (preferably after a lengthy period of recording and mixing in a professional environment)

However if you do wish for an interested reading companion then Bob Katz book "Mastering the art and science" is as good as any I have seen on this subject.

cheers and all the best.

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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The gift card has probably expired... Smile
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