Event #85 – The Appropriate Premaster with Steve Turnidge – Online April 22nd, 7PM MDT

Steve Turnidge (author or Desktop Mastering, and Beyond Mastering) will beam in from Seattle to lead us through some of the fundamentals of sound and perception and clarify what we are really seeing and hearing in audio waveforms. Then, we’ll visit dynamic range and how that relates to digital audio bit depth. This leads to a brief history of music recording technology, and how the rules that used to be appropriate for the tools of the day are now different…

Here is some recommended reading prior to attending the event:

  1. “Appropriate Pre-Master” –
  2. “The Colors of Sound” –

Registration Required

To attend you must register first. No Zoom account is required to attend, just the link you’ll receive via email after registration.

Pro Tips

  1. If you’ve never been on a Zoom Cloud meeting read this FAQ for joining online events
  2. Headphones 🎧 are highly recommended for all platforms.
  3. All times in this invite are Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) which is -6GMT.


  • 6:50 PM Get the App Join the Waiting Room. For new Zoom Cloud users click the link early and get the app downloaded so you can start on time.
  • 7:00 Open Meeting
  • 7:05 Announcements
  • 7:15 Presentation
  • 7:45 Breakout Room Intros
  • 8:00 Open Discussion

About Steve Turnidge

Steve Turnidge is a noted mastering engineer at UltraViolet Studios with hundreds of albums and thousands of music tracks to his credit. With over 35 years experience in the Pro Audio electronics industry, he specializes in mixed digital and analog printed circuit board design. 

Steve is a published author having written both Desktop Mastering and Beyond Mastering for Hal Leonard Books, and taught Audio Recording at Shoreline Community College. He currently teaches mastering at local studios. He was a past chair of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) Pacific Northwest Section and Governor of the Recording Academy.  


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Notes from This or a Previous Event

I’m starting to add comments to the bottom of these even with post event notes.

  • Notes from event #84 Sound Design with Ableton Live with Huston Singletary
  • Notes from event #83 Intro to The ZOIA modular pedal with Mitch Lantz
  • Notes from event #82 Breakout Session OBS Studio for Live Streaming