Modern Recording Techniques

Modern Recording Techniques
Author: David Miles Huber,Robert E. Runstein
Release: 2012-09-10
Editor: CRC Press
Pages: 672
ISBN: 9781136117985
Language: en
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As the most popular and authoritative guide to recording Modern Recording Techniques provides everything you need to master the tools and day to day practice of music recording and production. From room acoustics and running a session to mic placement and designing a studio Modern Recording Techniques will give you a really good grounding in the theory and industry practice. Expanded to include the latest digital audio technology the 7th edition now includes sections on podcasting, new surround sound formats and HD and audio. If you are just starting out or looking for a step up in industry, Modern Recording Techniques provides an in depth excellent read- the must have book

Modern Recording Techniques

Modern Recording Techniques
Author: David Miles Huber,Robert E. Runstein
Release: 2010
Editor: Taylor & Francis
Pages: 654
ISBN: 9780240810690
Language: en
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Focal Press is proud to present a completely updated edition of the most popular and authoritative recording guide on the market. New for 2009, the seventh edition of David Huber's classic carries you into today's exciting age of audio production, where you can create and record music in ways that few ever dreamed possible. This definitive handbook guides you through the process of creating, understanding and mastering both the professional and project studio. From recording basics to the most cutting-edge techniques available, MRT provides you with complete understanding of the tools and day-to-day practices of music recording and production. Newly expanded and updated chapters cover the Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), plug-ins, looping, groove tools, surround sound, mastering and more. With its interactive companion website (www.modrec.com) featuring instructional videos full of bonus tips and tricks, new tutorials, an indispensable audio glossary, and much more, this dynamite book/website combo leaves no recording question unanswered, and gives you the chance to share ideas, get tips, and seek out expert advice just when you need it.

Modern Recording Techniques

Modern Recording Techniques
Author: David Miles Huber,Robert E. Runstein
Release: 2013-08-22
Editor: CRC Press
Pages: 644
ISBN: 9781136117817
Language: en
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As the most popular and authoritative guide to recording Modern Recording Techniques provides everything you need to master the tools and day to day practice of music recording and production. From room acoustics and running a session to mic placement and designing a studio Modern Recording Techniques will give you a really good grounding in the theory and industry practice. Expanded to include the latest digital audio technology the 7th edition now includes sections on podcasting, new surround sound formats and HD and audio. If you are just starting out or looking for a step up in industry, Modern Recording Techniques provides an in depth excellent read- the must have book

Recording Secrets for the Small Studio

Recording Secrets for the Small Studio
Author: Mike Senior
Release: 2014-08-21
Editor: CRC Press
Pages: 460
ISBN: 9781317999904
Language: en
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Discover how to achieve commercial-grade recordings, even in the smallest studios, by applying power-user techniques from the world's most successful producers. Recording Secrets for the Small Studio is an intensive training course specifically designed for small-studio enthusiasts who want a fast track to release-quality results. Based on the backroom strategies of more than 200 famous names, this thorough and down-to-earth guide leads you through a logical sequence of practical tasks to build your live-room skills progressively from the ground up. On the way, you'll unravel the mysteries of many specialist studio tactics and gain the confidence to tackle a full range of real-world recording situations. User-friendly explanations introduce technical concepts on a strictly need-to-know basis, while chapter summaries, assignments, and extensive online resources are perfect for school and college use. * Learn the fundamental principles of mic technique that you can apply in any recording scenario -- and how to avoid those rookie mistakes that all too often compromise the sonics of lower-budget productions. * Explore advanced techniques which help industry insiders maintain their competitive edge even under the most adverse conditions: creative phase manipulation, improvised acoustics tweaks, inventive monitoring workarounds, subtle psychological tricks... * Find out where you don't need to spend money, as well as how to make a limited budget really count. * Make the best use of limited equipment and session time, especially in situations where you're engineering and producing single-handed. * Pick up tricks and tips from celebrated engineers and producers across the stylistic spectrum, including Steve Albini, Roy Thomas Baker, Joe Barresi, Tchad Blake, Bruce Botnick, Joe Chiccarelli, Neil Dorfsman, Jack Douglas, Geoff Emerick, Paul Epworth, Humberto Gatica, Nigel Godrich, Andy Johns, Eddie Kramer, Kevin Killen, George Massenburg, Hugh Padgham, Alan Parsons, Jack Joseph Puig, Phil Ramone, Bob Rock, Elliott Scheiner, Al Schmitt, Bruce Swedien, Butch Vig, Tony Visconti, and many, many more...

Audio Engineering 101

Audio Engineering 101
Author: Tim Dittmar
Release: 2013-02-11
Editor: Taylor & Francis
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781136111730
Language: en
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Audio Engineering 101 is a real world guide for starting out in the recording industry. If you have the dream, the ideas, the music and the creativity but don't know where to start, then this book is for you! Filled with practical advice on how to navigate the recording world, from an author with first-hand, real-life experience, Audio Engineering 101 will help you succeed in the exciting, but tough and confusing, music industry. Covering all you need to know about the recording process, from the characteristics of sound to a guide to microphones to analog versus digital recording. Dittmar covers all the basics- equipment, studio acoustics, the principals of EQ/ compression, music examples to work from and when and how to use compression. FAQ's from professionals give you real insight into the reality of life on the industry.

Professional Microphone Techniques

Professional Microphone Techniques
Author: David Miles Huber,Philip Williams
Release: 1998
Editor: Artistpro.Com Llc
Pages: 136
ISBN: 0872886859
Language: en
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This book, by the author of industry bestseller "Modern Recording Techniques", focuses on microphone usage for dozens of different instruments as well as vocals, amplifiers, Leslie cabinets and much more! Accompanied by an audio CD that allows you to hear the different effects of microphone placement techniques in real time for a full understanding of how to get the best recordings from any type of microphone!

Alan Parsons Art Science of Sound Recording

Alan Parsons  Art   Science of Sound Recording
Author: Julian Colbeck,Alan Parsons
Release: 2014-09-01
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781480397231
Language: en
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(Technical Reference). More than simply the book of the award-winning DVD set, Art & Science of Sound Recording, the Book takes legendary engineer, producer, and artist Alan Parsons' approaches to sound recording to the next level. In book form, Parsons has the space to include more technical background information, more detailed diagrams, plus a complete set of course notes on each of the 24 topics, from "The Brief History of Recording" to the now-classic "Dealing with Disasters." Written with the DVD's coproducer, musician, and author Julian Colbeck, ASSR, the Book offers readers a classic "big picture" view of modern recording technology in conjunction with an almost encyclopedic list of specific techniques, processes, and equipment. For all its heft and authority authored by a man trained at London's famed Abbey Road studios in the 1970s ASSR, the Book is also written in plain English and is packed with priceless anecdotes from Alan Parsons' own career working with the Beatles, Pink Floyd, and countless others. Not just informative, but also highly entertaining and inspirational, ASSR, the Book is the perfect platform on which to build expertise in the art and science of sound recording.

Practical Recording Techniques

Practical Recording Techniques
Author: Bruce Bartlett,Jenny Bartlett
Release: 1998
Editor: Butterworth-Heinemann
Pages: 458
ISBN: 0240803175
Language: en
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Practical Recording Techniques, Second Edition is a hands-on, practical guide for beginning and intermediate recording engineers, producers, musicians, and audio enthusiasts--anyone who wants to make better recordings by understanding recording equipment and techniques. The book prepares the reader for work in a home studio, small professional studio, or an on-location recording session. The book offers up-to-date information on the latest recording technology, such as digital tape recording, hard-disk recording, keyboard and digital workstations, SMPTE, and MIDI. It also guides the beginner through the basics, showing how to make quality recordings with the new breed of inexpensive home-studio equipment. Other topics include: Choosing and operating recorder mixers based on cassette, Mini-Disc, and hard disk; Hum prevention; The latest monitoring methods; Microphone selection and placement; Audio-for-video techniques; Troubleshooting bad sound; guidelines for good sound. With its step-by-step approach and easy-to-read format, this is the ideal book for anyone who wants to create professional sound recordings.

Classical Recording

Classical Recording
Author: Caroline Haigh,John Dunkerley,Mark Rogers
Release: 2020-10-27
Editor: CRC Press
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9781000194845
Language: en
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Classical Recording: A Practical Guide in the Decca Tradition is the authoritative guide to all aspects of recording acoustic classical music. Offering detailed descriptions, diagrams, and photographs of fundamental recording techniques such as the Decca tree, this book offers a comprehensive overview of the essential skills involved in successfully producing a classical recording. Written by engineers with years of experience working for Decca and Abbey Road Studios and as freelancers, Classical Recording equips the student, the interested amateur, and the practising professional with the required knowledge and confidence to tackle everything from solo piano to opera.

The MIDI Manual

The MIDI Manual
Author: David Miles Huber
Release: 2020-10-26
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 274
ISBN: 9781317368304
Language: en
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The MIDI Manual: A Practical Guide to MIDI within Modern Music Production, Fourth Edition, is a complete reference on MIDI. Written by David Miles Huber (a 4x Grammy-nominated musician, producer and author), this best-selling guide provides clear explanations of what MIDI 1.0 and 2.0 are, acting as a guide for electronic instruments, the DAW, MIDI sequencing and how to make best use of them. You will learn how to set up an efficient MIDI system and how to get the most out of your production room and ultimately ... your music. Packed full of useful tips and practical examples on sequencing and mixing techniques, The MIDI Manual also covers in-depth information on system interconnections, controllers, groove tools, the DAW, synchronization and more. For the first time, the MIDI 2.0 spec is explained in light of the latest developments and is accompanied with helpful guidelines for the long-established MIDI 1.0 spec and its implementation chart. Illustrated throughout with helpful photos and screenshots, this is the most readable and clearly explained book on MIDI available.

The Recording Engineer s Handbook

The Recording Engineer s Handbook
Author: Bobby Owsinski
Release: 2005
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation
Pages: 368
ISBN: 1932929002
Language: en
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Working as a recording engineer presents challenges from every direction of your project. From using microphones to deciding on EQ settings, choosing outboard gear to understanding how, when and why to process your signal, the seemingly never-ending choices can be very confusing. Professional Audio's bestselling author Bobby Owsinski (The Mixing Engineer's Handbook, The Mastering Engineer's Handbook) takes you into the tracking process for all manner of instruments and vocals-- providing you with the knowledge and skill to make sense of the many choices you have in any given project. From acoustic to electronic instruments, mic placement to EQ settings, everything you need to know to capture professionally recorded audio tracks is in this guide.

The Audio Expert

The Audio Expert
Author: Ethan Winer
Release: 2012-11-12
Editor: CRC Press
Pages: 674
ISBN: 9781136126147
Language: en
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The Audio Expert is a comprehensive reference that covers all aspects of audio, with many practical, as well as theoretical, explanations. Providing in-depth descriptions of how audio really works, using common sense plain-English explanations and mechanical analogies with minimal math, the book is written for people who want to understand audio at the deepest, most technical level, without needing an engineering degree. It's presented in an easy-to-read, conversational tone, and includes more than 400 figures and photos augmenting the text. The Audio Expert takes the intermediate to advanced recording engineer or audiophile and makes you an expert. The book goes far beyond merely explaining how audio "works." It brings together the concepts of audio, aural perception, musical instrument physics, acoustics, and basic electronics, showing how they're intimately related. Describing in great detail many of the practices and techniques used by recording and mixing engineers, the topics include video production and computers. Rather than merely showing how to use audio devices such as equalizers and compressors, Ethan Winer explains how they work internally, and how they are spec'd and tested. Most explanations are platform-agnostic, applying equally to Windows and Mac operating systems, and to most software and hardware. TheAudioExpertbook.com, the companion website, has audio and video examples to better present complex topics such as vibration and resonance. There are also videos demonstrating editing techniques and audio processing, as well as interviews with skilled musicians demonstrating their instruments and playing techniques.

The Mixing Engineer s Handbook

The Mixing Engineer s Handbook
Author: Bobby Owsinski
Release: 2016-12-15
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0988839180
Language: en
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Mixing music -the process of combining and shaping the component parts of a song into a polished, completed recording -was once considered an unteachable art. The first edition of Bobby Owsinski's The Mixing Engineer's Handbook destroyed that myth forever, breaking the craft of mixing down into discrete, understandable steps and showing musicians, audio engineers, and producers exactly how to get great results in the studio. The book has since become the go-to text on mixing for recording programs in colleges and universities around the world. Now available in a completely revised fourth edition, The Mixing Engineer's Handbook remains the best, most up-to-date source for mastering the art and science of creating pro-quality mixes Topics covered include: The six elements of a mix, from achieving balance to creating interest The secrets of equalization and "magic frequencies" Advanced techniques expected of today's mixer, like track cleanup, adjusting track timing, pitch correction, sound replacement, and automation tricks Easy-to-grasp methods for adding effects, sonic layering, calculating delay times, and much more The book also features interviews with some of the music industry's most successful and celebrated audio engineers/producers/mixers, who share their expertise, insights, and philosophies about mixing. Learn the art of mixing from start to finish, and pick up tips and techniques from the pros, with The Mixing Engineer's Handbook, Fourth Edition.

Intelligent Music Production

Intelligent Music Production
Author: Brecht De Man,Ryan Stables,Joshua D. Reiss
Release: 2019-11-07
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 202
ISBN: 9781351679022
Language: en
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Intelligent Music Production presents the state of the art in approaches, methodologies and systems from the emerging field of automation in music mixing and mastering. This book collects the relevant works in the domain of innovation in music production, and orders them in a way that outlines the way forward: first, covering our knowledge of the music production processes; then by reviewing the methodologies in classification, data collection and perceptual evaluation; and finally by presenting recent advances on introducing intelligence in audio effects, sound engineering processes and music production interfaces. Intelligent Music Production is a comprehensive guide, providing an introductory read for beginners, as well as a crucial reference point for experienced researchers, producers, engineers and developers.

Roger Nichols Recording Method

Roger Nichols Recording Method
Author: Roger Nichols
Release: 2013-10-18
Editor: Alfred Music
Pages: 180
ISBN: 9781470611231
Language: en
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Learn the basics of digital recording, each step of the signal path, and everything from microphone placement to mixing strategy through the eyes and ears of "The Immortal" Roger Nichols, master engineer and eight-time Grammy-award winner. From scientifically analyzing the differences between condenser, ribbon, and dynamic microphones to sharing his secrets to an amazing mix, Nichols delivers something for everyone interested in the science and art of audio engineering---no matter what your experience level is. The Roger Nichols Recording Method offers you the unique opportunity to learn directly from Roger Nichols himself---exactly as he would have taught at one of his famous master classes. The book is excellent for beginners but is still full of information for seasoned pros who want to know how Roger always managed to get that sound. Included are links to Pro Tools session files, personally set up by Roger, to give you hands-on training. Covers: * How to plan your recording sessions like a professional engineer and producer * Choosing the right microphones and how Roger would place them for a session * Test microphone patterns; learning about critical distance placement and the 3 to 1 rule * Understanding digital audio and how it really works to choose the right format for your sessions * Learning about the signal path from microphone/instrument levels, channels strips, and plugins * Recording multiple takes, overdubs, punch-in techniques, and gaining insight on editing digital audio files * Roger's personal tips for mixing, using automation, creating your final mix, and more!

Major Label Mastering

Major Label Mastering
Author: Evren Göknar
Release: 2020-03-24
Editor: CRC Press
Pages: 180
ISBN: 9781351673136
Language: en
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Major Label Mastering: Professional Mastering Process distills 25 years of mastering experience at Capitol Records into practical understandings and reliable systems. Containing unparalleled insights, this book reveals the mastering tricks and techniques used by Evren Göknar at one of the world’s most notable record labels. Beginning with the requisite competencies every Mastering Engineer must develop, Major Label Mastering delves into the particulars of the mastering studio, as well as fundamental mastering tools. Included among these tools is The Five Step Mastering Process, a rigorously tested system that equips the practitioner to successfully and confidently master a project to exacting standards of audio fidelity. Covering all bases, the book discusses both macro and micro considerations: from mindset approach and connecting with clients down to detailed guidelines for processing audio, advanced methods, and audio restoration. Each chapter ends with exercises intended to deepen understanding and skill, or to supplement course study. Suitable for all levels, this is a unique resource for students, artists, and recording and Mastering Engineers alike. Major Label Mastering is supplemented by digital resources including audio examples and video tutorials.

The Microphone Book

The Microphone Book
Author: John Eargle
Release: 2012-10-02
Editor: CRC Press
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781136118067
Language: en
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The Microphone Book is the only guide you will ever need to the latest in microphone technology, application and technique. This new edition features, more on microphone arrays and wireless microphones; a new chapter on classic old models; the latest developments in surround; expanded advice on studio set up, recording and mic selection; improved layout for ease of reference; even more illustrations. John Eargle provides detailed analysis of the different types of microphones available. He then addresses their application through practical examples of actual recording sessions and studio operations. Surround sound is covered from both a creative and a technical viewpoint. This classic reference takes the reader into the studio or concert hall to see how performers are positioned and how the best microphone array is determined. Problem areas such as reflections, studio leakage and isolation are analyzed from practical viewpoints. Creative solutions to such matters as stereo sound staging, perspective, and balance are also covered in detail. Recording and sound reinforcement engineers at all levels of expertise will find The Microphone Book an invaluable resource for learning the 'why' as well as the 'how' of choosing a microphone for any situation.

Sound FX

Sound FX
Author: Alex Case
Release: 2012-07-26
Editor: CRC Press
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781136123580
Language: en
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FX introduces today's up and coming musician to the fantastic creative potential of the most popular instrument today- the home studio. Explaining the basic and advanced signal processing techniques used in professional music production (EQ, compression, delay, reverb etc), using real world popular music examples and an emphasis on the perceptual results and musical value of these effects, FX teaches the Recording Musician how to achieve professional production standards and maximise their creative potential. The accompanying website www.soundfx-companion.com includes audio exaples of FX featured in the book. Features: A chapter dedicated to each key effect: Distortion Equalization Compression and Limiting Delay Expansion and Gating Pitch Shift Reverb Volume More than 100 line drawings and illustrations. Accompanying website featuring examples of all FX covered in the book. Discography of FX at the end of each relevant chapter. From the Sound FX Intro: The most important music of our time is recorded music. The recording studio is its principle musical instrument. The recording engineers and music producers who create the music we love know how to use signal processing equipment to capture the work of artists, preserving realism or altering things wildly, as appropriate. While the talented, persistent, self-taught engineer can create sound recordings of artistic merit, more productive use of the studio is achieved through study, experience and collaboration. This book defines the technical basis of the most important signal processing effects used in the modern recording studio, highlights the key drivers of sound quality associated with each, shares common production techniques used by recording engineers with significant experience in the field, references many of the touchstone recordings of our time, and equips the reader with the knowledge needed to comfortably use effects devices correctly, and, more importantly, to apply these tools creatively.

Mic It

Mic It
Author: Ian Corbett
Release: 2020-12-29
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 424
ISBN: 9781000289176
Language: en
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Capture great sound in the first place and spend less time "fixing it in the mix" with Ian Corbett’s Mic It! With this updated and expanded second edition, you’ll quickly understand essential audio concepts as they relate to microphones and mic techniques and learn how to apply them to your recording situation. Mic It! gives you the background to explore, discover, and design your own solutions, enabling you to record great source tracks that can be developed into anything from ultra-clean mixes to massive, organic soundscapes. Beginning with essential audio theory and a discussion of the desirable characteristics of "good sound", Mic It! covers microphones, mono and stereo mic techniques, the effect of the recording space or room, and large classical and jazz ensemble recording. This second edition also features new chapters on immersive audio, immersive recording concepts, drum tuning, and recording techniques for audio for video. Mic It! provides in-depth information on how different mic techniques can be used, modified, and fine-tuned to capture not only the best sound, but the best sound for the mix, as well as how to approach and set up the recording session, prepare for mixing, and avoid common recording and mixing mistakes. • Train your ears with practical audio examples on the companion website. • Develop and test your knowledge as you learn, with concise, applicable exercises and examples that cover the concepts presented. • Record the best sound possible in any situation with Mic It! Corbett’s expert advice ranges from vital knowledge no novice should be without, to advanced techniques that more experienced engineers can explore to benefit and vary the sound of their recordings. Whether you only ever buy one microphone, are equipping a studio on a budget, or have a vast selection of great mics to use, with Mic It! you’ll learn how to make the most of the tools you have.

Logic Pro 9

Logic Pro 9
Author: Mark Cousins,Russ Hepworth-Sawyer
Release: 2012-08-21
Editor: CRC Press
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781136114694
Language: en
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First published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.