Home Studio Mastering is a step-by-step manual that gives you all the tools to professionally master your music yourself.
It demystifies the subject in a hands-on way for those working in a home studio and provides comprehensive guidance, from buying equipment and applying acoustical treatment, to using different audio applications and mastering plug-ins.
The book is accompanied by five mastering plug-ins (VST/AU/AAX for Mac and PC), to facilitate your personal mastering sessions from start to finish.
Preface Acknowledgments Part I – Setting Up Your Home Studio 1. Mastering 2. Your own mastering studio 3. Acoustics 4. Hardware 5. Software 6. Mastering workflow Part II - Home Studio Mastering Techniques 7. Preparing your session 8. Restoration 9. Tonal balance 10. Width and depth 11. Dynamics 12. Loudness 13. The final master Part III - One Hour Mastering Workshop Appendix A - Mastering dictionary Index