The #1 Best Selling Audio Mastering Book for 2018 and 2019
Audio Mastering Secrets is one of the first audio mastering books that focuses entirely on how to master audio to radio quality standards, all from the comfort of your home recording studio. No expensive gear required to get amazing results Note: This is a full 184 page book, not a 40 page mini.
Written by John Rogers of JR Mastering. Since 1999, I have mastered over 40,000 songs for over 7,500 highly satisfied clients. Let me personally show you everything I've learned
My book covers the following:
This Book Is An 8.5 x 11 Learning Guide
It focuses on how to master audio, how to become a great audio mastering engineer, and how not to be a bad one.
I do not get into the specific brands of gear you should buy, the history of sound engineering, or 1,000's of compressor settings (of which maybe 40 you'll ever use). In this book I focus on mastering audio
Common Mastering Problems And Their Solutions
In audio mastering, you will face common problems like a mix being too thin, tinny, distorted, over-saturated, muddy, or not bright enough. Sometimes you can't get the song loud enough, boomy enough, no separation, too much bass, no sparkle, and many other problems. I explain in detail which effects processors to use and their exact settings to solve these common problems. This is a great tool to refer back to when needed.
My Step-By-Step Audio Mastering Session
You will learn the 18 steps I take in the audio mastering process. From importing your file, down to loudness maximization and finally exporting a perfectly mastered song
This Entire Book Is Based On Real-World Experiences
Not on theory, what I learned in school, what I heard from some other engineer, etc. I have mastered over 40,000 songs for over 7,500 highly satisfied clients. I teach from real world experiences and success.
Mastering Different Genres
Here s where I break down the sonic qualities of sixteen different genres. How much brightness, bass, boominess, compression, etc., you re trying to achieve for each genre. And several tips on what clients are looking for.
My Audio Mastering Laws
In this section, I cover a series of dos, do nots, and facts that basically apply to all audio mastering jobs regardless of genre. I also cover several pitfalls you will experience (just like I did) as an audio mastering engineer, and how to get through them.
Setting Up You're Listening Environment
In this section I cover calibrating your speakers, learning your speakers, speaker placement and room size. And, the myth about soundproofing your room.
The Effects Processors Used In Audio Mastering
The basics of what they all do, how to use them, when to use them, and my initial settings templates.
This Book Is A Very Easy Read
I left out all the high-tech jargon and rarely used words that slow down sentence flow.
Written In 2017
In this book I work with common software and a digital DAW system, using current audio mastering techniques for this day and age. I show you how to get great mastering results using your home PC, DAW, plugin software, and basic hardware. No expensive old-school equipment required.
And Much More
In a matters of weeks, you can learn all of the audio mastering secrets, tips, and techniques that took me over 19 years to learn