Montclair, NJ (March 28, 2012)—Hal Leonard Books has published Desktop Mastering, a conceptual guide by Steve Turnidge.
Desktop Mastering intertwines knowledge regarding audio engineering principles and practical applications for those wishing to enhance their own as well as their clients' work. In addition to providing a step-by-step survey of a mastering plug-in chain, Desktop Mastering covers real-world practical applications and the fundamentals of audio and electronics. Also included is a personal guide to the business of mastering and leveraging emerging social networks for positive personal and business results.
Turnidge is a mastering engineer at UltraViolet Studios, with scores of albums and thousands of licensed music tracks to his credit. His professional experiences include teaching audio recording and serving as chair of the Music Technology Advisory Committee at Shoreline Community College, serving as a chair of the Pacific Northwest section of the Audio Engineering Society, being on the Board of Governors for the Recording Academy, and co-founding Burning Sky Records.
"What makes this book stand out from most 'how-to' books is that in addition to useful, practical tips and techniques that clearly show Turnidge has been around the block multiple times, there is a liberal amount of philosophizing and incidental tips that relate to the gestalt of mastering," said audio industry veteran Craig Anderton.
"Think of this more as Zen and the Art of Mastering, and you'll be closer to what this unique book offers: a rare combination of practicality you can take to the bank, and insights that broaden your way of looking at the topic."
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