7th February 2007
7th February 2007
Help With Mastering Research For Uni Please?
I’m working on a dissertation project for University, studying the Mastering workflow and processes and techniques used. This is then intended to be used to create an instructional/educational package aimed at musicians and producers who want to attempt their own mastering in their own studios and try and achieve acceptable results.
I’m doing some research into whether there is a need or market for this kind of product and what other information is available. The package would be in the form of an interactive, instructional DVD much like “<a href=” http://www.harddisklife.com/>”Mix It Like A Record</a>” by Charles Dye.
So my question is, "Do you think there is a need for some form of information aimed at people wanting to attempt their own mastering, or just more information in general?"
I found resources like Bob Katz's excellent book, i've read it several times, and articles in Pro Audio magazines/online which have all been part of my research, this project being done to extend on that.
While I understand and know from first hand, nothing beats the skill and experience of a real mastering engineer in a properly calibrated environment, the University feels that this is a good project for me to undertake, and by doing it and posting this message I do not intend to offend or belittle the work and amazing skills that mastering engineers have by suggesting anyone can master at home. I have the utmost respect for these amazing individuals, and this project just serves as an experiment and project to meet the needs of my course.
I'd like to thank you for reading this rather long post and I look forward to hearing from you all.