Polishing and Exporting the Final File - Recording Your DJ Sessions - Part 4
In the three previous parts, we showed you how to set up the DJ hardware, how to configure your computer to record an optimal signal and some good practices to keep in mind for your sessions. Now that you have a "raw" recording, it's time to see how to finish the operation...
The Home Studio Owner Library - The Best Books on Audio Engineering
You don't know which book to take with you to for the morning commute? Here are some inspiring reads regarding audio...
Get Loud Masters Without Overcompressing - How to get "hot" masters without losing dynamics
I was driving along one of those Floridian roads that goes between the coasts, and is flatter than the Spice Girls without auto-tuning . . . in other words, a perfect place to crank up my car's CD player. As it segued from a recent CD into Simple Minds' "Real Life," which I hadn't heard in quite a while, I noticed it was somewhat quieter, so I tur…
Interview with Mastering Engineer Chris Athens - Exclusive Interview with Chris Athens
Chris Athens is a senior mastering engineer at Sterling Sound, one of the world’s premier mastering facilities. Chris has mastered albums for Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Nas & Damien Marley, Ciara, Pitbull, Coldplay, Erykah Badu, Weerd Science, Ben Folds Five, and many others.
The 10 Most Common Questions About Mastering - 10 Questions About Mastering Your Recordings
Mastering is a crucial process, but it's not always all that well understood by the average musician…so let's deal with some of the basic issues.
Add that Final Polish to Your Mixes - Mastering Basics for Musicians
The article title alone is enough to cause some professional mastering engineers to run to various forums and start complaining. "That's what's wrong with this industry, these kids don't know how to master, you gotta have a professional do it, blah blah blah."
And Mastering Loses... - Speakers Meet Mastering
One of the main functions of mastering is to make a mix transportable: In other words, it should sound good over any playback system
All About Dithering - Much Ado About Dithering
It's a dirty job to go from high-res audio to 44/16, but someone's got to do it.
Curve Analysis and Acquision Software - Curves of Steal: Fabulous Frequency Felons
Bob Ludwig, Doug Sax, Bernie Grundman - they're masters of mastering. They produce hit after hit, with nothing at their disposal other than...well, experience, talent, great ears, the right gear, and superb acoustics.
How to Master Your Music at Home - Mastering: The DIY Guide
Mastering is one of the few creative processes that still finds itself quite high up on a pro-audio pedestal. The creation of music, the recording, mixing and production is all within the hands of the home user but mastering still seems to be just out of reach...Or is it?