Newly-released book, 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, Grammy Award-winning musician and sound engineer, Bob Katz, explains the technical detail of the subject in an informative and humorous style.
Completely reorganised 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, the book also addresses advanced theory and practice in audio and mastering.
To address changes that will continue to influence the audio world, this third edition also 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 equalisation, 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.