Mixing and Mastering in the Box

Mixing and Mastering in the Box

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qMixing and mastering, the two final steps in the complex process of sound engineering, require both artistic finesse and technical facility. Even the slightest difference in the way a sound is processed can lead to a shift in the overall aesthetic of a piece, and so sound engineers must work towards an understanding of sound engineering that is particularly oriented towards the artistic and aesthetic. In order to create effective mixes, a sound engineer must maintain a distinct set of artistic goals while drawing on an in-depth understanding of the software involved in the process. Creating final masters requires specialized aural skills and a similarly advanced understanding of the software in order to fine-tune the product with respect to these goals. Mixing and Mastering in the Box addresses the practical and technological necessities of these two final steps without neglecting the creative process that is integral to the creation of high-quality recordings. Savage focuses primarily on creating mixes and masters in the Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), or qin the box, q currently a popular platform in the field of sound engineering due to the creative advantages and advanced technological capabilities it offers to its users. However, much of the information presented in Mixing and Mastering in the Box is also applicable to analog mixing gear or a hybrid system of digital and analog tools. This book, which features over one hundred illustrations and a comprehensive companion website, is ideal for beginning or intermediate students in sound engineering with a focus on DAW, recording artists who do their own mixing and mastering, or musicians who wish to be better informed when collaborating on mixes and mastersq--... formats, 192, 253 videos: mix file delivery formats, 190a€“191, 253 virtual keyboards: mixing, 161a€“162 virtual tape recorders, 238, 239ss vision. ... See level volume automation, 17a€“18, 126a€“127+ss, 134+ss, 135ss manual de-essing technique, 134a€“135+ss W ... xva€“xvi, 195, 240 mixing, xva€“xvi, 6, 12, 33, 34, 123, 135a€“136, 174, 194 Wurlitzer piano: mixing, 160a€“161 Z Zappaa#39;s nightmare , 61 Index U V W Z.

Title:Mixing and Mastering in the Box
Author:Steve Savage
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 2014


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