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                Tutorial DVD trilogy
Audio Mastering with PC Workstations

Vol. I, II & III are available here in the shop!



The four-language edition contains more than 8 hours of up-to-date information on mastering
and is the most complete learning package on the market on this subject.

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The three-part Audio Mastering with PC Workstations is the most complete work on mastering and digital audio basics to date. Because knowledge about digital techniques and skilled handling of digital audio data is a prerequisite for professional mastering, subjects from PCM to jitter to dithering are treated extensively. 
The series is made for future mastering engineers as well as for every audio engineer, producer, media technician, and ambitious home studio enthusiast who is involved with digital audio on a daily basis and wishes to attain the best results possible. 
Chapter 1 covers technical basics. Chapter 2 contains a step-by-step description of the ideal workflow using WaveLab 6 as an example. Using practical examples, chapter 3 offers a deeper exploration of mastering techniques. The best native and DSP-supported plug-ins such as Powercore and UAD-1 are discussed.


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Contents Vol. I


Chapter 1 - Basics: * What is mastering? * Defining the goals of mastering * CD mastering from stereo tracks * CD mastering from groups * Time management * Studio acoustics & room acoustics testing and calibration * Choice of speakers & speaker layout * Equipment requirements for mastering * Cabling * Operating system settings * Audio interfaces * Frontend & backend * Our sense of hearing * The Fletcher-Munson curve * Listening strategies * Ear training * Frequency distribution * Metering for mastering



Contents Vol. II


Chapter 1 - Basics: * Loudness and peak levels * Interleaved sample overs * Headroom for encoding * Normalization * Judging loudness * Reference values for loudness * PCM – the principle of digital audio * Basics of bit resolution * Truncation * Sample rate basics * Sample rate conversion (SRC) * All about dithering * Jitter * AES/EBU & S/P-DIF * Wordclock and houseclock * DC offset * ISRC / EAN * Redbook & DAO/TAO Chapter 2 - Workflow: * Optimal workflow * Phase 1: Preparation * Batch processing



Contents Vol. III

Chapter 2 - 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 3 – 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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