Audio Mastering Secrets is one of the first audio mastering books on the market that focuses entirely on How to master audio to radio quality standards, all from the comfort of your home studio. No expensive gear required to get amazing results!
My book covers the following:
This Book Is An 8.5 x 11 Learning Guide (184 Pages)
It focuses on how to master audio, how to become a great audio mastering engineer, and how not to be a bad one.
I don't get into the specific brands of gear you should buy, the history of audio mastering, 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.
Written In 2017
In this book I work with up-to-date 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 and plugin software, and basic hardware. No expensive old-school equipment required.
This Entire Book Is Based On Real-World Experiences
Not entirely on theory, what I learned in school, what I heard from some other engineer, etc. I've mastered over 30,000 songs for over 7,500 highly satisfied clients.
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!
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 do's, don'ts, 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.
Working With Clients
I cover a handful of important must-know facts if you re working with clients. Why lose jobs learning on your own (trial and error). Learn from my past mistakes!
This Book Is A Very Easy Read
I left out all the high-tech jargon and rarely used words that slow down sentence flow. I want everyone to learn how to properly master audio, while not having to try and figure out what I m trying to say! Ha!
And Much More!
In this book I cover audio mastering FAQs, definitions, concepts, and procedures. I also talk about working with sonic qualities, A/B comparison, working with 4-BAND processors, creating headroom and dynamic range, evaluating the mix, protecting your hearing, EVERYTHING I ve learned in the last 17 years
In a matters of weeks, you can learn all of the audio mastering secrets, tips, and techniques that took me over 17 years to learn!