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Home Studio Mastering provides a step-by-step account that uncovers the secrets of the modern mastering engineer.

It is a straightforward guide for home studio users with previous experience in recording and mixing who are ready to raise their productions to a professional level.

Take a look in the tool box of the mastering engineer and learn how to master like a professional – in your own home studio.
Home Studio Mastering provides a step-by-step account that uncovers the secrets of the modern mastering engineer.

It is a straightforward guide for home studio users with previous experience in recording and mixing who are ready to raise their productions to a professional level.

Take a look in the tool box of the mastering engineer and learn how to master like a professional – in your own home studio.

‘...offering the knowledge every mastering engineer ought to know.’

Acle Kahney - 4D Sounds / TesseracT

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‘It is great that we now have a Dutch book about mastering! The information offered is easy to read, to the point and complete.’
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Home Recoding Magazine
‘Homestudio Mastering does not only provide a clear definition of the way to get from a mix to a master, it is also a reference work that describes many aspects of mastering concisely but clearly. In a word: recommended!’
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Score Magazine
‘Home Studio Mastering is concisely written, making it useful not just for amateurs who want to put their music on a CD, but for everyone who wants to dig into the mastering technique.’

Anyone can learn how to do their own mastering

Including you. I am certain of that.

Mastering may seem a mysterious process, but with some trial and error you too can master the art of mastering. And here’s the good news: if you already have some experience in recording and mixing, you can even learn to master your own music very quickly.

How? By using the techniques of countless mastering engineers before you. They discovered what does and doesn’t work, so you can get started right away. What is the optimal set-up of your home studio? Which hardware and software do you need? Which techniques can you use to make corrections and improvements in a song? After each chapter you will have a good grasp of a new part of the mastering process.

Before you know it your first self-mastered song is ready for release, a big step in the career of every home studio producer.

JD Young, author

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Table of contents

1. Mastering
What is the role of mastering in the production process?

2. Your own mastering studio
How do I set up the ultimate home studio?

3. Acoustics
How do I solve acoustic problems like standing waves and flutter echo?

4. Hardware
Which computer, sound card and monitor set are most suitable?

5. Software
Which software and plug-ins will I need?

6. Setting up
What does a professional production sound like? What do I need to watch out for?

7. First things first
Is my track ready to be mastered?

8. Restoration
How do I remove undesirable sounds such as noise, crackles, hiss and pops?

9. Tonal balance
How do I improve the tonal balance to ensure my track can be fully appreciated on as many different sound systems as possible?

10. Width and depth
How do I make my track sound big, or small and intimate?

11. Dynamics
How do I control the dynamics of my track and make it have more impact?

12. Volume
How do I ensure that my track is just as loud as a commercial song?

13. The master
How do I prepare my track for release?

Complete your music productions

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Acle Kahney - 4D Sounds / TesseracT

about Home Studio Mastering

 

 

'In my infant years as a producer, mastering was always somewhat of a black art. Several years of researching and experimenting with different techniques led to a better understanding, while developing a knowledge of how to listen to music while mastering.

I view mastering as the final hurdle in the production process which can open up a song to its full potential. "Home Studio Mastering" is a detailed yet concise manual helping to overcome the mastering hurdle and offering the knowledge every mastering engineer ought to know.'

"Yes, I want to master my music"

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