Digital Music Doctor's Mixing & Mastering DVD is your complete guide to digital audio mixing and mastering. The tutorials begin with an "Overview" section, which introduces the necessary audio enginee... Click To Read More About This Product
Digital Music Doctor's Mixing & Mastering DVD is your complete guide to digital audio mixing and mastering. The tutorials begin with an "Overview" section, which introduces the necessary audio engineering concepts. Both the "Mixing" and "Mastering" sections are organized into a straightforward framework consisting of 5 elements: volume, panning, dynamics, EQ, and FX.
The tutorials illustrate the principles and concepts of mixing and mastering using a number of examples created in popular pro audio products. Examples in the "Mixing" section use primarily Pro Tools, Sonar, and Cubase, and examples in the "Mastering" section concentrate on Ozone, Sound Forge, and Audition. Audio plug-ins from Waves Audio, PSP Audioware, and Camel Audio are also demonstrated.
The Mixing & Mastering tutorials are 2 hours and 50 minutes of Adobe Flash interactive videos in DVD and digital distribution formats.
Introduction: Covers the course overview, navigation, framework, and monitoring. Length is 7:11.
Audio Environment: Sets the stage by introducing the audio engineering concepts necessary for an understanding of digital mixing and mastering. Includes sample rate, bit depth dither, plug-ins (DX/VST/RTAS/AU), mixer architecture, clipping, freezing, Fletcher-Munson Effect, and audio meters. Length is 16:35.
Primary products featured in this section include Cakewalk Sonar 6, Steinberg Cubase 4, and DigiDesign Pro Tools 7.
Volume: Topics include baseline, relative levels, master level, track automation, clip automation, and grouping. Length is 8:48.
Panning: Topics include stereo pan laws, pseudo stereo, panning conventions, and Waves PAZ Analyzer. Length is 7:29.
Dynamics: Covers compression, limiting, expansion, gates, submixes, New York compression, side chains, and electronica (CamelSpace). Length is 23:46.
EQ: Topics include goals, EQ ranges, filter types, bandwidth (Q), EQ examples, and noise reduction. Length is 19:56.
FX: Covers delay, chorus, flanging, distortion and exciters, FX panning and EQ, reverb, Sony Acoustic Mirror, Perfect Space Convolution reverb, electronica (CampelPhat), RoomWorks reverb, and guitar amp simularion (Amplitube 2). Length is 26:50.
Primary products featured in this section include iZotope Ozone 3, Sound Forge 8, and Adobe Audition 2 (Cool Edit).
Techniques: Covers spectral analysis, CD master creation, and Sony CD Architect. 13 minutes.
Volume: Topics are peak/RMS normalization and volume maximization. 10:24 in length.
Panning: Stereo expansion is the primary topic of this portion of the mastering section. 6:32 in length.
Dynamics: Focuses on multiband compression and compares several popular plug-ins, including Waves C4 Compressor, PSP Audioware Vintage Warmer, and Sonitus:fx Multiband. 8:19 in length.
EQ: Covers EQ profiles, multiband exciters, BBE Sonic Maximizer, Pro Tools 7-Band EQ, Waves Renaissance EQ, and PSP Audioware 6-Band EQ. 11:08 in length.
FX: Topics include Ozone Mastering Reverb, Lexicon Pantheon Reverb, Waves Renaissance Reverb, PSP Audioware EasyVerb, Sony Acoustic Mirror, Perfect Space Convolution Reverb, and Waves IR-L Convolution Reverb. 10:19 in length.