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    Audio Mastering In Your Computer

    How To Achieve Classy-sounding Results

    Many home recordists hope to perfect their productions by undertaking their own mastering on their studio computer. However, few seem to achieve the classy results they're after. So how much can you realistically achieve by going it alone, and what techniques will deliver the highest-quality results?

    Techniques Aug 2004
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    Using Linux For Recording & Mastering

    Mirror Image Studios

    An established studio in the USA is planning to rely on software that can be freely downloaded from the Internet. Are they crazy, or do Linux-based recording applications offer a real alternative to the established Windows and Mac packages?

    Techniques Feb 2004
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    Mastering CDs On Your PC

    Recording and mixing an album's worth of tracks is a big enough challenge, but turning the results into a consistent-sounding CD requires specialist tools and skills. The former, at least, are now available to anyone with a Windows PC...

    Techniques Aug 2003
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    Recording A Jazz Band On Location: Part 2

    Stereo Editing & Mastering

    Last month we showed you how to go about recording a complete (jazz) band to stereo on location. Now let's examine the ways in which you can compile and process the different takes to make up a coherent whole.

    Techniques Aug 2003
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    Maximising The Loudness Of Your Masters

    More Of Everything!

    We provide some tips for making your masters sound as loud as commercial tracks, without sacrificing too much sonic quality along the way.

    Techniques Mar 2003
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    CD Mastering On Your PC

    Tools & Techniques

    The final stage of production - turning your mixes into a finished CD - requires some specialised tools. Martin Walker runs through the options and considers how best to set up and use the necessary PC software.

    Techniques Jun 2001


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