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Complete Audio Mastering: Practical Techniques by Gebre E. Waddell

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CHAPTER 6Mastering Acoustics and Monitoring

Acoustic science is a vast enough subject to be covered by several books. Because of this, the focus here will be on the most important acoustic-related topics associated with mastering studios. There are a few generally accepted concepts, although each engineer’s room has its own considerations.

Hiring a Professional Acoustician

When the time comes to open a new mastering studio, it is generally recommended to hire a trained acoustician, acoustic engineer, or architecture firm with experience in acoustic design. A mastering studio may begin from a new structure, or an existing building will be gutted and a new interior will be designed and constructed. Businesses that offer services in this area can ...

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