Practical Recording Techniques: The Step-by-step Approach to Professional Audio Recording
6 Revised edition
1 Jan 2012
This hands-on, practical guide covers all aspects of recording, perfect for beginning and intermediate recording engineers, producers, musicians, and audio enthusiasts. Filled with tips and shortcuts, this book gives 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 instructs how to judge recordings and improve them to produce maximum results. New in the sixth edition: * Complete update of digital media material, including updated equipment and microphone descriptions * Digital performers and computer DAWs *Additional material regarding ProTools ability to let owners choose other interfaces with their software * More information on how the hook-ups in a studio work, with more advice on setting up a home project studio, and expansion of location recording material * Further information on things like Auto-tune and multiband limiting, a useful plug-in round up * Further information on workflow, addressing issues like file formats, uploading & downloading of songs and materials, and use of a computer as a recording device * Expansion on Internet issues * Updated home studio setup information, including the workflow with Windows 7 and Mac OSX * Expansion of technicalities of MIDI, including data structure and controller codes Companion website can be found at http://www.taylorandfrancis.com/cw/bartlett-9780240821535/.