Good reading on mixing and mastering?

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Andrew French
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Good reading on mixing and mastering?

Post by Andrew French » Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:52 pm

Can anyone recommend any mixing or mastering books for (electro) house, DnB and dubstep genres?
I rather have some material to think about than copying stuff from the internet without knowing what I'm doing.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Good reading on mixing and mastering?

Post by Eventful » Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:18 pm

Go to your local guitar center and look around. I know I've seen exactly what you're looking for at mine.
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Re: Good reading on mixing and mastering?

Post by Stace30 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:25 am

Tarkith's guide's are all good, give 'em a read. :D
http://tarekith.com/
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Re: Good reading on mixing and mastering?

Post by Andrew French » Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:55 am

Eventful wrote:Go to your local guitar center and look around. I know I've seen exactly what you're looking for at mine.
I'll try that soon, but probably a bigger one than where I used to go, because in there there were only guitars, amps and drums.

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Re: Good reading on mixing and mastering?

Post by Eventful » Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:59 am

Andrew French wrote:I'll try that soon, but probably a bigger one than where I used to go, because in there there were only guitars, amps and drums.
Oh yes. They're in turntables section at mine.
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Re: Good reading on mixing and mastering?

Post by vitalispopoff » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:45 am

Stace30 wrote:Tarkith's guide's are all good, give 'em a read. :D
http://tarekith.com/
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Don't distinguish the mastering process in due to the genres - look for the good mastering book or course first.
Then, and only then - when You get the principles - search for manuals according to the genres and styles, You'll get the differences, and will be able to use the techniques the creative way.

My suggestion is Bob Katz "Mastering the art and the science" - this is a solid brick with all the information not only on machines, mastering principles, but also on things that aren't mentioned anywhere else, that by the way explain some other way incomprehensible processes. The book is partially obsolete, but still a portion of knowledge in it, is indeed huge and may by useful, especially when You think of working on some more complex setup, than just laptop and headphones.

Visiting Katz's website is also a good idea: http://www.digido.com/
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Re: Good reading on mixing and mastering?

Post by sounddevisor » Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:47 pm

Big second for Bob Katz' book - one of the best books I have read on digital audio and best recording practices. Anyone who is serious about engineering should read it - not just for mastering engineers, either, as it covers a lot of essential info on digital audio for anyone involved in recording.

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Re: Good reading on mixing and mastering?

Post by Tarekith » Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:34 pm

vitalispopoff wrote: Tarkith's thrakatuluk
Akh burzum ishi krimpatul
LOL, too funny.
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Re: Good reading on mixing and mastering?

Post by artworks » Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:43 pm

"Mixing Audio: Concepts, Practices and Tools" by Roey Izhaki
In many ways better than Katz.

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Re: Good reading on mixing and mastering?

Post by Andrew French » Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:19 pm

artworks wrote:"Mixing Audio: Concepts, Practices and Tools" by Roey Izhaki
In many ways better than Katz.
250$ for a book?


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Re: Good reading on mixing and mastering?

Post by artworks » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:43 pm

Andrew French wrote:
artworks wrote:"Mixing Audio: Concepts, Practices and Tools" by Roey Izhaki
In many ways better than Katz.
250$ for a book?
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/ ... rds=izhaki

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Re: Good reading on mixing and mastering?

Post by Jamoflage » Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:51 pm

artworks wrote:
Andrew French wrote:
artworks wrote:"Mixing Audio: Concepts, Practices and Tools" by Roey Izhaki
In many ways better than Katz.
250$ for a book?
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/ ... rds=izhaki
Thats an awesome book, but I wouldn't pay more than $30-40 for it. The audio examples and tools on the accompanying CD are really helpful. The Katz book is more about mastering which is great, but this book gives you specific examples and info on mixing.

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