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The Mastering Engineer's Handbook

The Mastering Engineer's Handbook

ISBN 13: 9780872887411

ISBN 10: 0872887413

Author: Bobby Owsinski; Sally Englefried

Pages: 270

Published: 11/01/2000

Print Book Price: $34.95 Add to cart

This perfect follow-up to "The Mixing Engineer's Handbook" features detailed information on the critical areas of expertise for mastering engineers. Learn the professional secrets of mastering in stereo and mastering in surround. The book features in-depth interviews with hit-making, world class mastering engineers, a description of the various mastering tools currently available in the marketplace as well as their proper uses, and the techniques and methods of the major mastering engineers. Includes a detailed discussion of the newly emerging field of surround-sound mastering. Well-known mastering engineers discuss their methods and working environments making this book valuable to everyone from the novice to professional mastering engineers!
Author Bio
Bobby Owsinski
A long-time music industry veteran, Bobby Owsinski started his career as a guitar and keyboard player, songwriter and arranger, eventually becoming an in-demand producer/engineer working not only with a variety of recording artists, but on commercials, television and motion pictures as well. One of the first to delve into surround sound music mixing, Bobby has worked on over a hundred surround projects and DVD productions for a variety of superstar acts. Combining his music and recording experience with an easy-to-understand writing style, Bobby has become one of the best-selling authors in the music recording industry with 19 books that are now staples in audio recording, music, and music business programs in colleges around the world, including the best-selling Mixing Engineer's Handbook, Recording Engineer's Handbook, and Music 3.0:A Survival Guide For Making Music In The Internet Age. A frequent moderator, panelist, and program director for a variety of industry conferences, Bobby has served as the longtime producer of the annual Surround Music Awards, and is one of the creators and executive producers for the "Guitar Universe" and "Desert Island Music" television programs. Visit Bobby's production blog at, his Music 3.0 blog at, and his website at
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Table of Contents
PART ONE: Mastering in Stereo
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 Theyre Made
6. Mastering for Vinyl
7. Parts Production
8. Ten Recording Tips to Remember Before Mastering
PART TWO: Mastering in Surround
9. The Future is Here
10. Surround Master Media Prep
11. Surround Equipment
12. Multichannel Audio Delivery Formats
PART THREE: The Interviews
13. The Interviews: Greg Calbi, David Cheppa, Dave Collins, Bernie Grundman, Bob Katz, Bob Ludwig, Glenn Meadows, Bob Olhsson, Doug Sax, Eddy Schreyer
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