The Mastering Engineer's Handbook 4th Edition (Paperback)

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The Mastering Engineer's Handbook 4th Edition (Paperback)


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Audio mastering is the final step in the audio production process, polishing the recording's final mix and prepping it for release and distribution. This fourth edition of Bobby Owsinski's classic The Mastering Engineer's Handbook is a thoroughly updated and comprehensive manual on the art and science of creating well-mastered recordings.

Today's musicians and engineers have many high quality and low cost software-based mastering tools available to them, but the challenge is to understand those tools and learn to use them wisely.

Redesigned and updated to reflect both the latest in technology and recent changes in the marketplace, this new edition shows you both the fundamentals, and the advanced aspects of both self-mastering, and prepping your mix for mastering by a pro.

Topics covered include:

  • Techniques for making a hot-level master
    • A comprehensive look at mastering for vinyl including the format's latest technology improvements
      • Mastering techniques for the best sounding online streams
        • An overview of the tools required for successful self-mastering

The book also features interviews with a number of legendary mastering engineers discussing their techniques and tips that will help you master your own music with style and technical know-how. Give your music the benefit of the expertise you'll find with The Mastering Engineer's Handbook, Fourth Edition.

Music-industry veteran Bobby Owsinski began his career as a guitar and keyboard player, songwriter, and arranger, eventually becoming an in-demand producer/engineer working with a variety of recording artists, and on commercials, television, and motion pictures. One of the first to delve into surround-sound music mixing, Bobby has worked on more than 100 surround projects and DVD productions for a variety of superstar acts. He has also become one of the bestselling authors in the music recording industry, with 24 books that are now staples in audio recording, music, and music business programs in colleges around the world, including the bestselling The Mixing Engineer's Handbook, The Recording Engineer's Handbook, How to Make Your Band Sound Great, and Music 4.0: A Survival Guide for Making Music in the Internet Age. He gives presentations, workshops, and master classes at conferences and universities worldwide, has also appeared as a music and audio expert on ABC's "20/20" show and CNN, and contributes to Forbes on the new music business. Visit Bobby's music production blog at, his Music 3.0 blog at, his online courses at, and his website at
Product Details ISBN: 9780998503325
ISBN-10: 0998503320
Publisher: Bobby Owsinski Media Group
Publication Date: January 18th, 2017
Pages: 192
Language: English