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Template Mixing and Mastering - The Ultimate guide to Achieving a Professional Sound

By Billy Decker , Simon Taylor

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ISBN: 9781785007491
PUBLISHED: 30/09/2020
PAGES: 128
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 60 colour photos and 12 colour diagrams

Audio production is an incredibly rewarding craft. To take the raw, basic tracks of a fledgling idea and shape them into one glorious stereophonic sound wave is an amazing feat. The transformation from analogue to digital dominance has brought many advances in sound quality and new techniques, but producing digital music with only a standard computer and DAW can be problematic, time-consuming and sometimes disappointing without the right approach and skills. In Template Mixing and Mastering, renowned mix engineer Billy Decker tackles the challenges of in-the-box production through his innovative template approach.


He shares his passion and knowledge from over twenty years of industry experience, including:

  • an introduction to templates and a step-by-step guide to their set-up
  • discussion of drum replacement technology
  • channel and setting information for each of the drum, instrument and vocal sections of his template is discussed along with the master channel
  • his methodology of mixing and mastering
  • professional advice and best practice


Featuring the full template used on sixteen No 1 records!

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Latest Reviews
" This book is accessible and engaging, with plenty of pithy one-liners that make serious and thought-provoking points. Essential reading for anyone interested in improving their mixing skills, and streamlining their working methods. "
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Reviewed By: Sound on Sound

" Some absolute gems of advice to pick up here. The brilliant and clear way everything is presented and the actual (hallelujah!) settings for your template laid out for you, make this essential for any mix engineer, or anyone striving to be one. "
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Reviewed By: Computer Music Review

" The book is fantastic! I methodically went through and copied the template. Results for me have been amazing and my mixing clients are thrilled! "
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Reviewed By: Working Class Audio - Matt Boudreau

" Thanks again for sharing your knowledge and template with the world. Your book will become a staple in the pro audio world. "
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Reviewed By: Customer review

" This is an excellent book, which provides insight in to Billy Decker's workflow. The amount of detail is astounding and will help musicians and mix engineers to speed up their processes, leaving more time for creativity. There is also a useful glossary and explanation of recommended plugins. It is nice to have a new book that can potentially become an academic standard, such as the works by Katz and Senior. "
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Reviewed By: Amazon customer

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