Discussion in 'Mastering' started by philipjent, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. philipjent

    philipjent Guest

    How good is this book?
    Mastering Audio: The Art and the Science
    And will it walk me through some really helpful steps to learn how to master. I know mastering takes a long time to learn , but I really want to learn how to. So I have been hearing alot about this book. But if I buy it I want to be be sure Im going to get something from it that will get me ready to go. Anybody hear about it or read it?
  2. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Mar 8, 2004
    Tacoma, WA
    It's a wonderful book!

    I find that it does a better job helping you to understand WHAT mastering is and how to have tracks prepared prior to mastering.

    That being said, there's some wonderful advice in the book and it resides permanently on the back of my studio's toilet (to me, the ultimate compliment for any studio literature.)


  3. philipjent

    philipjent Guest

    Cool Im going to go pick it up. But I was also checking out ur mastering site. Do u have any hip hop examples ? I was feeling the rock song but Im a hip hop artist. Nice studio by the way.
  4. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2004
    Chicago area, IL, USA
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    A) Agreed, it's a great book.

    B) It's *NOT* a book about "how to be a mastering engineer" or anything else of the sort. It should be required reading - But it's not a training manual for mastering.

    It really is about "mastering" (in the broader sense) audio.
  5. DavidSpearritt

    DavidSpearritt Well-Known Member

    Jan 9, 2005
    Brisbane, Australia
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    Its a good book. But I still think there is too much hearsay and opinion to be a great book. I would like some more rigorous tests and scientific method in an ultimate book on mastering.
  6. nStylez

    nStylez Guest

    awesome book learned alot
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