This completely updated edition of a music-industry classic, The Recording Engineer's Handbook, Third Edition, is the most comprehensive book available on the subject of audio recording. This new edition has been created with special emphasis on the latest in technology and the evolving marketplace, including a new, complete overview of recording as it's done by most musicians and enthusiasts today - in the home studio. In the book's first section, Recording, you'll learn everything from how microphones work to specific techniques for recording drums, individual instruments, vocals, and much more. In the second section, The Interviews, you'll benefit from the wisdom and down-to-earth practical advice offered by a host of recording professionals, including greats like Chuck Ainlay, Steve Albini, and many others. These interviews with engineers working in various musical genres will introduce you to the thoughts and creative processes behind not only today's hits but the classic cuts we've enjoyed for years. Pick up your copy of The Recording Engineer's Handbook, Third Edition and see why this book has become a standard text on audio recording in college courses all over the world.