Mixing Audio: Concepts, Practices and Tools, 2nd Edition
Your mix can make or break a record, and mixing is an essential catalyst for a record deal. Professional engineers with exceptional mixing skills can earn vast amounts of money and find that they are in demand by the biggest acts.
To develop such skills, you need to master both the art and science of mixing. The new edition of this best-selling book offers all you need to know and put into practice in order to improve your mixes. Covering the entire process—from fundamental concepts to advanced techniques—and offering a multitude of audio samples, tips, and tricks, this book has it all.
Roey Izhaki teaches you the importance of a mixing vision, how to craft and evaluate your mix and then take it a step further. He describes the theory and the tools used and how these are put into practice while creating mixes.
Packed full of photos, graphs, diagrams and audio samples, Mixing Audio is a vital read for anyone wanting to succeed in the field of mixing... [more]
Mix Smart: Pro Audio Tips for Your Multitrack Mix
After you've recorded the perfect song, you're only halfway there! Mixing is where the magic really happens and getting the perfect mix is a challenge. One of the most elusive arts of the recording practice, mixing can take a lifetime to master—this handbook jump-starts skills and fast-forwards progress!
Breaking the mix down by different effects - EQ, distortion, compression, expansion, pitch shift, delay, reverb, and more - and applying them to some of the most important instruments in pop music, Mix Smart shows the skills and techniques needed to tap into musicality and express it through multitrack mixing, putting true professional quality mixing within reach... [more]
What Is Music Production?
A Producer's Guide, the Role, the People, the Process
To complete an album, a producer needs to know what goes into capturing great music and teasing out inspirational performances from artists. As a producer, you are guiding not only the music, but also the business and the technical aspects of an album. What Is Music Production? is a 'guide to this guidance'.
Formed from a blend of solid information extracted from detailed interviews, the book focuses on the process of music production, providing insight into the producer's work and activity.
As a student, What is Music Production? explains what you need to know—from working with artists, songs, pre-production, mixing, and mastering to the finance and budgeting, to glean a professional result. Combining the "how to be" with online assets and interviews, this book arms you with a vital insight into the business of being a music producer... [more]
Audio Production and Critical Listening:
Technical Ear Training
Making decisions about how and when to apply sound processing effects and recording techniques can make or break your song mix. The decisions you make come down to your listening skills - what you hear and how you perceive it. Your ability to properly discern sound, identify a problem, and act accordingly - especially when the decision often needs to be made quickly - makes all the difference to the success of the final track.
Audio Production and Critical Listening develops your critical and expert listening skills, enabling you to listen to audio like an award-winning engineer. The interactive "ear training" software practice modules give you experience identifying various types of signal processes and manipulation - EQ, dynamics, reverb, distortion, delay, etc. The software sits alongside the clear and detailed explanations in the book, offering a complete learning package that will help you train your ears to listen and really "hear" your recordings... [more]
The Guide to MIDI Orchestration, 4th Edition
Since its initial release in 1997, Paul Gilreath's The Guide to MIDI Orchestration has been the premiere text on creating realistic emulations of a symphony orchestra using samplers and computer recording techniques. Now in its fourth edition, The Guide to MIDI Orchestration explains how to merge this ever-expanding technology with the artistry of orchestration to produce the most lifelike recordings possible. The book is written for composers, arrangers, and MIDI musicians of all levels, and will be helpful to game composers, film and television composers, traditional orchestral composers, teachers, instructors, and the serious hobbyist.... [more]
Sound and Recording, 6th Edition
This popular and best-selling
text introduces trainee engineers and music recording students
to the principles of sound, perception, audio technology and systems.
Vital reading for anyone entering music recording, broadcasting
and associated industries. Throughout there are invaluable fact
files that make key information easily digestible. This fifth editionis up to date, with expanded information on digital audio
principles, systems and applications and digital mastering with
DAT and digital audio C... [more]
Modern Recording Techniques, 7th Edition
As the most popular and authoritative
guide to recording available, Modern Recording
everything you need to master the tools and day-to-day practice
of music recording and production. The sixth edition has been expanded
to cover the latest digital audio technology and features a new
section on surround sound. For those who are just starting out
or are looking for their next job in the industry, this edition
also provides essential advice on career options and networking... [more]
Practical Recording Techniques: The Step-by-step Approach to Professional Audio Recording, 5th Edition
Practical Recording Techniques is a hands-on practical guide for all aspects of recording, ideal for beginning and intermediate recording engineers, producers, musicians and audio enthusiasts. Filled with tips and shortcuts, this book offers advice on equipping a home studio (both low-budget and advanced), with suggestions for set-up, acoustics, choosing monitor speakers, and preventing hum. This best-selling guide also tells how to judge recordings and improve them to produce maximum results. Two extensive glossaries clearly explain audio jargon and sound-quality descriptions…[more]
Acoustic and MIDI Orchestration for the Contemporary Composer: A Practical Guide to Writing and Sequencing for the Studio Orchestra
Get complete guidance on both traditional orchestration
and modern production techniques with this unique book. With effective
explanations and clear illustrations, you will learn how to integrate
the traditional approach to orchestration with the modern sequencing
techniques and tools available. You will discover how to bridge
the two approaches in order to enhance your final production. The
accompanying CD includes a comprehensive and wide selection of
examples, templates and sounds to allow you to hear the techniques
within the book. By covering both approaches, this book provides
a comprehensive and solid learning experience that will develop
your skills and prove extremely competitive in the music production
The Art and the Science, 2nd Edition
Written by an award-winning, highly respected professional, Mastering Audio gives you a thorough introduction to the unique procedures and technical issues involved in mastering.
Suitable for all levels of students and professionals, it is ideal for anyone who wants to increase their mastery of digital and analog audio: musicians, producers, A&R, mastering, recording and mixing engineers.
Fully updated to cover the latest technologies, Mastering Audio discusses audio philosophy and art: sequencing, leveling, processing; how to make a record album radio-ready; mixing as it reltes to mstering. Divided into 5 parts, the book begins with the basics - monitoring, mastering techniques, useful tutorials and the fundamentals of dithering and decibels and moves on to more advanced concepts - jitter and clocking, monitor collaboration as well as multi channel audio, miking and acoustics. Leading-edge audio concepts are explained in an easy-to-grasp holistic style....[more]
Unlocking the Creative Potential of Recording Studio Effects
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... [more]
The MIDI Manual: A Practical Guide to MIDI in the Project Studio,
The MIDI Manual, 3rd Edition is a complete reference on MIDI, written by David Miles Huber,
a well-respected sound engineer and author. This guide provides
a clear explanation of what MIDI is, how to use electronic instruments,
what sequencers are, and how to use them. Your students will
learn how to set up an efficient MIDI system to get the best sound
from their music.
The MIDI Manual is also packed full of useful tips and practical
examples on sequencing and mixing techniques, illustrated throughout
with helpful photos and screengrabs... [more]
Understanding and Crafting the Mix: The Art of Recording, 2nd
Understanding and Crafting
the Mix gives you clear and systematic methods for identifying,
evaluating, and shaping the artistic elements in music and audio
recording. The exercises throughout help you to develop critical
listening and evaluating skills and gain greater control over the
quality of your recordings.
William Moylan takes an inside look
into a range of popular music, including recordings by The Beatles,
offering you insights into making meaningful sound judgements during
recording. Sample production sequences and descriptions of the
recordist’s roles as composer,
conductor and performer provides you with a clear view of the entire
recording process... [more]