Hal Leonard Publishes Desktop Mastering

New book aims to help you clean up the noise and have your music sparkle and shine      27/03/12

Hal Leonard Books has published Desktop Mastering by Steve Turnidge. They tell us that Desktop Mastering is a conceptual guide, intertwining a broad range of knowledge regarding audio engineering principles and practical applications for those wishing to enhance their own as well as their clients' work. Hal Leonard says that, in addition to providing a step-by-step survey of a successful 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.
Industry veteran Craig Anderton, had this to say, "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. 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."
Steve Thomas, music producer/technologist of Atwood Media added that Desktop Mastering is "Written in a way to ensure you read every page and glean the many how's and why's of the audio mastering process. And beyond the applied, it provides valuable business and life advice presented in a practical, accessible, and thoughtful way."
About the Author:
Steve Turnidge is a noted mastering engineer at UltraViolet Studios, with scores of albums and thousands of licensed music tracks to his credit. His professional experiences are vast, including teaching audio recording and serving as chair of the Music Technology Advisory Committee at Shoreline Community College, serving as a chair of the PNW section of the Audio Engineering Society, being on the Board of Governors for the Recording Academy, and cofounding Burning Sky Records. He lives in Seattle, Washington. Pricing and Availability:
$29.99 More information:

Even more news...


MXL DRK Desktop Recording Kit

Wave Arts Power Suite 5 Mixing & Mastering Plug-in Bundle

More Videos

Presentation: Nektar Impact LX 49+ Affordable MIDI Control 

With native plugin and DAW mapping

Cymru Beats 2016: VCOADSR New Live Setup and Performance 

I guess I've been trying to recreate a Korg Electribe all this time..

Meet The Makers: Steve Dunnington - Moog Music Inc 

We talk to Designer/ Engineer at Moog about the Mother 32 and more

Sonic LAB: Atomic Transient -Transient Shaping On Steroids 

From Molecular Bytes