Steinberg Audio Mastering Tutorial [3 DVD]

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Steinberg Audio Mastering Tutorial [3 DVD]
Steinberg Audio Mastering Tutorial [3 DVD] [English Language]

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 for and extends existing knowledge for engineers looking for a way of extending existing knowledge.


Vol. I

(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
* Cabling
* Operation system settings
* Audio interfaces
* Frontend & backend
* Our sense of hearing
* The Fletcher-Munson curve
* Listening strategies
* Ear training
* Frequency distribution
* Metering for mastering

Vol. II

(cont. chapter I: Basics)

* Loudness and peak levels
* What are interleaved sample overs?
* Headroom for encoding
* Normalization
* Judging loudness
* Reference values for loudness
* PCM – the principle of digital audio
* Basics of bit resolution
* What is truncation?
* Sample rate basics
* Sample rate conversion (SRC)
* All about dithering
* What is jitter?
* Wordclock and houseclock
* What is DC offset?
* Redbook & DAO/TAO

(Chapter II: Workflow)

* Optimal workflow
* Phase 1: Preparation
* Batch processing

Vol. III

(cont. chapter II: Workflow)

* Phase 2: Creative sound processing
* Optimizing the best-sounding track
* Using the leveler for A/B comparisons
* Saving master section settings
* PQ editing
* Editing CD text & EAN / ISRC
* Final master montage
* Phase 3: Follow up
* Verification master
* Error elimination
* Choice of master medium / DDP versus CD-R/CD-ROM
* Audio CD report

(Chapter III: Creative Sound Processing)

* Basic strategies
* Order of processing steps
* Working with EQs
* Fletcher-Munson curve and EQing
* Important filter types
* Compressors
* Typical examples and strategies
* Practical editing examples with master section

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Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
Very informative tutorial. If you use Cubase or Nuendo DAW you really need these disks.
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