The Mastering Engineer’s Handbook – Bobby Owsinski – 1st Edition


Redesigned and updated to reflect both the latest in and recent changes in the ever-evolving marketplace, this new edition of the covers all the fundamentals, from the history of mastering to prepping your mix, the tools of mastering, the of the mastering , and the details you’ll need to know when mastering for a variety of output media, CD, vinyl, , and more.

The book also features Owsinski’s interviews with a number of successful mastering discussing their techniques and tips that will help you master your own music with style and solid technical know-how.

Table of Content

  1. What Exactly is Mastering?

  2. The Mechanics of Mastering

  3. Tools for Mastering

  4. Mastering for CD

  5. CDs – How They Work and How They’re Made

  6. Mastering for Vinyl

  7. Parts Production

  8. Ten Recording Tips to Remember Before Mastering

  9. The Future is Here

  10. Surround Master Media Prep

  11. Surround Equipment

  12. Multichannel Audio Delivery Formats

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