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Audio Engineering 101: A Beginner's Guide to Music Production

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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, world of the 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. * Easy to understand. A real beginner's music production guide. No experience needed! * Covers other aspects of audio often overlooked: internships, people skills, jobs, and the art side. * Geared toward anyone wanting to do Music Production either as a hobby or potential career path.   *Gives you insight into the process of music production unravels the mystery behind producing records * Learn through real world examples, includes case studies discussing specific producers and their styles, learn and get insight from the best * Includes online assets, get the best of both worlds- great text and a flexible online component - hear what is being discussed

Author Biography

Timothy A. Dittmar is a musician, recording and live sound engineer, producer, songwriter, and professor. Since 2000, Tim has been a professor and full-time faculty member at Austin Community College. Tim heads the technical side of Commercial Music Management at the collegu.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. viii
About The Authorp. ix
Prefacep. x
What Is Sound? Seven Important Characteristicsp. 1
How to Listen. Remember When Your Parents Told You to Listen? Well, You Should Have Listened!p. 15
EQ Points of Interest. Frequencies Made Easyp. 27
People Skills. Recording Isn't All Technical!p. 37
Microphone Guide and Their Uses. Hey, Is This Thing On?p. 47
Mixing Consoles. So Many Knobs, So Little Timep. 91
Signal Processors. Toys You Could Play with for Days!p. 109
Signal Flow. The Keys to Directing Audio Trafficp. 121
Studio Session Procedures: How a Recording Session Happens and in What Orderp. 133
Basic Acoustics…How to Make Your Recording Space Sound Betterp. 149
The History of Audio: It Helps to Know Where You Came Fromp. 161
Now That I Am Dangerous, Should I Get An Internship?p. 177
Jobs. What Can I Do With These Skills?p. 187
FAQ's. Hear It from the Prosp. 199
Appendix Ap. 225
Appendix Bp. 227
Glossaryp. 235
Indexp. 239
Creditsp. 245
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