authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Learn the art of professional audio mastering "Gebre Waddell covers this all-important subject in greater depth than has ever been done in a book." -- Dave Collins, mastering engineer for The Nightmare Before Christmas, Jurassic Park, Soundgarden, War, Ben Harper, and others "Gebre provides students and educators with all the practical advice and hands-on tools they need to be successful." -- Jeffrey Rabhan, Chair of the New York University Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music Written by a professional mastering engineer, this detailed guide reveals world-class methods for delivering broadcast-ready masters. In Complete Audio Mastering: Practical Techniques, Gebre Waddell of Stonebridge Mastering explains every step in the process, from room and gear configuration to distribution of the final product. Find out how to put the final sheen on your mixes, work with DAWs, tweak loudness, use equalizers and compressors, and handle sequencing and fades. You'll also get tips for starting and running your own mastering studio. Features full coverage of: * Mastering concepts and equipment * Room setup and speaker placement * Session workflow and organization * DAWs and audio interfaces * Analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters * Loudness optimization and dynamics * Digital and analog EQs and filters * Professional compressors and limiters * Fades, crossfades, spacing, and sequencing * Red Book CD, WAV, MP3, and DDP formats Includes insights from the world's foremost experts in audio mastering, including: -- Robin Schmidt of 24-96 Mastering -- Scott Hull of Masterdisk -- Jaakko Viitalähde of Virtalähde Mastering -- Dave Hill of Crane Song, Ltd., and Dave Hill Designs -- Brad Blackwood of Euphonic Masters -- Pieter Stenekes of Sonoris Software -- Cornelius Gould of Omnia Audio -- Jeff Powell, Grammy award-winning engineer; direct vinyl transfer engineer; engineer for Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bob Dylan, and others -- David A. Hoatson of Lynx Studio Technology, Inc.
In an easy-to-grasp, holistic manner Mastering Audio: The Art and the Science, Third Edition unravels the technical mysteries that regularly challenge audio engineers. Including practical tips and real world experiences, Bob Katz explains the technical detail of the subject in his informative and humorous style. Completely reorganized to focus on workflow, this third edition details mastering by providing a step-by-step approach to the process. First covering practical techniques and basic theory, this industry classic also addresses advanced theory and practice. The book's new approach is especially suitable to accompany a one- or two-term course in audio and mastering. Completely rewritten and organized to address changes that will continue to influence the audio world, this third edition includes several new chapters addressing the influence of loudness measurement and assessment and provides explanation of how mastering engineers must integrate loudness measurement and PLR assessment in their mastering techniques. Mastering Audio: The Art and the Science, Third Edition also includes the newest approaches to equalization, monitor response measurement and correction, the psychoacoustics of clipping, an extended discussion of restoration and noise reduction techniques, an extended set of listening examples, and an updated chapter on surround mastering including coverage of Pure Audio BluRay.
A bold, useful, uncomplicated guide to mastering the three keys of business success: In this practical book, Dr. Howard Farran shows that running a business isn't all that complicated - if you're focusing on the right three areas: -People: maximizing the potential of employees, customers, and yourself Time: mastering the efficiency that helps a business turn the biggest profit possible Money: learning to love the numbers that function as the business's scorecard With simplicity, good humor, and plenty of stories, Dr. Farran reveals the actions that can lead anyone to bigger profits, happier people, and a more fulfilling life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Howard Farran. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056685/bk_acx0_056685_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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From the best-selling author of Zen Golf: Mastering the Mental Game and the tennis champion and world record holder of the Golden Set comes the most innovative and powerful book since The Inner Game of Tennis. Combining deep Eastern wisdom and practical tennis expertise, Zen Tennis will help you get out of your own way and into the zone. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dr. Joseph Parent, Bill Scanlon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027620/bk_adbl_027620_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Teaching, for the First Time in the History of the World, the True Philosophy upon which all Personal Success is Built. Lesson XII, Concentration, teaches you how to focus your attention upon one subject at a time until you have worked out practical plans for mastering that subject. It will teach you how to ally yourself with others in such a manner that you may have the use of their entire knowledge to back you up in your own plans and purposes. It will give you a practical working knowledge of the forces around you, and show you how to harness and use these forces in furthering your own interests. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason McCoy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/000294/bk_bigh_000294_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The most successful leaders are storytellers. By mastering business storytelling, they achieve extraordinary business results. As a modern-day leader, you know you should develop this skill, but you don't have the time to do this in an ad-hoc way. What you need is a practical, reliable method to follow, one that will allow your business to reap the benefits of storytelling as soon as possible. In Putting Stories to Work, Shawn Callahan gives you a clear process for mastering business storytelling. He demolishes the thinking that storytelling has no place at work, reminding us that sharing stories is what we all do naturally, every day, and that it's one of the most powerful tools for getting things done. You just need to adapt this natural superpower to boost your business. Shawn's story mastery process of Discover, Remember, Share, and Refresh is based on over two decades' work with high-achieving global companies. In Putting Stories to Work, each step is spelled out in detail, backed up by research and plenty of great stories. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shawn Callahan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113596/bk_acx0_113596_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.