Practical Recording Techniques: The Step- by- Step Approach to Professional Audio Recording

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2008-10-28
  • Publisher: Focal Press
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Hands-on practical guide covering 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), 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. New material covered in the 5th edition to include: * complete revision and update of digital media sections * new section on mixing tips * new section on podcasts and file sharing * new section equipment and connector levels * new section function and connector types * new section on digital metering * new section exporting projects from other studios * new photos * This popular bestseller covers the latest digital techniques for professional and home studios, and location recording * Now features a dedicated website packed with audio clips to enhance the text * Now includes a brand new chapter on computer recording procedures

Table of Contents

Music: Why You Record
The Recording Chain
Sound, Signals, and Studio Acoustics
Equipping Your Studio
Microphone-Technique Basics
Microphone Techniques
Digital Recording
Effects and Signal Processors
Mixers and Mixing Consoles
Mixer Operation
Computer Recording
Judging Sound Quality
Session Procedures, Mastering, and CD Burning
The MIDI Studio: Equipment and Recording Procedures MIDI-Studio Components
On-Location Recording of Popular Music
On-Location Recording of Classical Music
Surround Sound: Techniques and Media
Web Audio and Online Collaboration
dB or Not dB
Optimizing Your Computer for Multitrack Recording
Where to Learn More
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