Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio


Author: Mike Senior
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135136880X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 432
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Discover how to achieve release-quality mixes even in the smallest studios by applying power-user techniques from the world's most successful producers. Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio is the best-selling primer for small-studio enthusiasts who want chart-ready sonics in a hurry. Drawing on the back-room strategies of more than 160 famous names, this entertaining and down-to-earth guide leads you step-by-step through the entire mixing process. On the way, you'll unravel the mysteries of every type of mix processing, from simple EQ and compression through to advanced spectral dynamics and "fairy dust" effects. User-friendly explanations introduce technical concepts on a strictly need-to-know basis, while chapter summaries and assignments are perfect for school and college use. ▪ Learn the subtle editing, arrangement, and monitoring tactics which give industry insiders their competitive edge, and master the psychological tricks which protect you from all the biggest rookie mistakes. ▪ Find out where you don't need to spend money, as well as how to make a limited budget really count. ▪ Pick up tricks and tips from leading-edge engineers working on today's multi-platinum hits, including Derek "MixedByAli" Ali, Michael Brauer, Dylan "3D" Dresdow, Tom Elmhirst, Serban Ghenea, Jacquire King, the Lord-Alge brothers, Tony Maserati, Manny Marroquin, Noah "50" Shebib, Mark "Spike" Stent, DJ Swivel, Phil Tan, Andy Wallace, Young Guru, and many, many more... Now extensively expanded and updated, including new sections on mix-buss processing, mastering, and the latest advances in plug-in technology.

Mixing Secrets


Author: Mike Senior
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136113819
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 342
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Discover how to achieve release-quality mixes even in the smallest studios by applying power-user techniques from the world's most successful producers. Mixing Secrets For The Small Studio is a down-to-earth primer for small-studio enthusiasts who want chart-ready sonics in a hurry. Drawing on the back-room strategies of more than 100 famous names, this entertaining guide leads you step-by-step through the entire mixing process. On the way, you'll unravel the mysteries of every type of mix processing, from simple EQ and compression through to advanced spectral dynamics and 'fairy dust' effects. User-friendly explanations introduce technical concepts on a strictly need-to-know basis, while chapter summaries and assignments are perfect for school and college use. * Learn the subtle editing, arrangement, and monitoring tactics which give industry insiders their competitive edge, and master the psychological tricks which protect you from all the biggest rookie mistakes. * Find out where you don't need to spend money, as well as how to make a limited budget really count. * Pick up tricks and tips from leading-edge engineers working on today's multi-platinum hits, including Michael Brauer, Serban Ghenea, the Lord-Alge brothers, Tony Maserati, Manny Marroquin, Dave 'Hard Drive' Pensado, Jack Joseph Puig, Mark 'Spike' Stent, Phil Tan, Andy Wallace, and many, many more... Mike Senior is a professional engineer who has worked with Wet Wet Wet, The Charlatans, Reef, Therapy, and Nigel Kennedy. He specialises in adapting the techniques of top producers for those working on a budget. Since 2007 he has transformed dozens of amateur productions for Sound On Sound magazine's popular 'Mix Rescue' column, proving time and again that you can achieve commercial-grade results with affordable gear -- once you know how!

Mixing Audio

Concepts, Practices, and Tools
Author: Roey Izhaki
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317508505
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 570
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Mixing Audio: Concepts, Practices, and Tools, Third Edition is a vital read for anyone wanting to succeed in the field of mixing. This book covers the entire mixing process – from fundamental concepts to advanced techniques. Packed full of photos, graphs, diagrams, and audio samples, it teaches the importance of a mixing vision, how to craft and evaluate your mix, and then take it a step further. The book describes the theory, the tools used, and how these are put into practice while creating mixes. The companion website, featuring over 2,000 audio samples as well as Pro Tools/ Multitrack Audio Sessions, is a perfect complement to the third edition. The new edition includes: A new 'Mixing and The Brain' chapter that provides a cognitive/psychological overview of many aspects related to and affecting mixing engineers (and, to a narrow extent, listeners). Updated figures and text reflecting recent software updates and trends.

The Recording Engineer's Handbook


Author: Bobby Owsinski
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781932929003
Category: Music
Page: 368
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Working as a recording engineer presents challenges from every direction of your project. From using microphones to deciding on EQ settings, choosing outboard gear to understanding how, when and why to process your signal, the seemingly never-ending choices can be very confusing. Professional Audio's bestselling author Bobby Owsinski (The Mixing Engineer's Handbook, The Mastering Engineer's Handbook) takes you into the tracking process for all manner of instruments and vocals-- providing you with the knowledge and skill to make sense of the many choices you have in any given project. From acoustic to electronic instruments, mic placement to EQ settings, everything you need to know to capture professionally recorded audio tracks is in this guide.

The Mixing Engineer's Handbook, Second Edition


Author: David Gibson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1598637681
Category: Computers
Page: 307
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Secrets of the top mixing engineers are revealed in this second edition of the bestselling Mixing Engineer's Handbook. In this edition, you will learn about the history and evolution of mixing, various mixing styles, the six elements of a mix, the rules f

Audio Mastering - Essential Practices


Author: Jonathan Wyner
Publisher: Berklee Press
ISBN: 1480356042
Category: Music
Page: 152
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(Berklee Guide). Improve the sound of your recordings. Mastering is the art of optimizing recorded sound, finding the ideal volume levels and tonal quality, and insuring data integrity necessary to produce a professional-quality duplication and distribution-ready master. This book introduces the techniques and tools of audio mastering, suitable for commercial and home/project studio environments. Technical discussions address gear, studio setup, methodologies, goals, and other considerations for making tracks sound their best, individually and in relationship to other tracks. The accompanying recording has audio examples that support two detailed case studies where readers can follow a mastering engineer's manipulations step by step.

Mixing and Mastering with Pro Tools


Author: Glenn Lorbecki
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1458462587
Category: Music
Page: 136
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(Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs). Pro Tools is everywhere, and whether you're new to Pro Tools or an experienced user, you will find Avid's latest release of PT9 to be a powerful production workstation. In Mixing and Mastering with Pro Tools , multi-platinum engineer/producer Glenn Lorbecki shows you step by step how to achieve your best mixes using Avid's award-winning software. This complete guide to audio engines and delay compensation will unlock the full potential of PT as a professional mixing and mastering platform. By opening the closed-ended proprietary hardware loop, Avid has made PT's renowned processing power available for Mac and PC systems at all levels not just TDM users. PT9 is the most potent version of PT ever released, and given its high-tech enhancements in connectivity, functionality, and session portability, users need a practical guide to get up and running quickly and efficiently. The Quick Pro Series cuts to the chase and gives you the best of Pro Tools at your fingertips, with plenty of sessions, audio examples, and video assistance to guide you along the way.

Audio Engineering 101

A Beginner's Guide to Music Production
Author: Tim Dittmar
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317210158
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 244
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Pratical, concise, and approachable, Audio Engineering 101, Second Edition covers everything aspiring audio engineers need to know to make it in the recording industry, from the characteristics of sound to microphones, analog versus digital recording, EQ/compression, mixing, mastering, and career skills. Filled with hand-on, step-by-step technique breakdowns and all-new interviews with active professionals, this updated edition includes instruction in using digital consoles, iPads for mixing, audio apps, plug-ins, home studios, and audio for podcasts. An extensive companion website features fifteen new video tutorials, audio clips, equipment lists, quizzes, and student exercises.

The Art of Mixing: A Visual Guide to Recording, Engineering, and Production, Second Edition


Author: Robert Guérin
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1598630601
Category: Electronic books
Page: 343
View: 1903

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Get ready for an in-depth exploration into the aesthetics of what makes a great mix! David Gibson's unique approach to mixing gives you a visual representation of the dynamics of the sounds involved in creating a musical mix. Through this three-dimensiona

Zen and the Art of Mixing: REV 2


Author: Mixerman
Publisher: Hal Leonard
ISBN: 1495004457
Category: Music
Page: 312
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(Technical Reference). Here, in a replica of a recently exhumed tome (miraculously preserved within the chassis of a Sound Tools rig at the bottom of the La Brea Tar Pits), we present Mixerman's philosophies on the art of mixing. Well known for his hilarious exploits in The Daily Adventures of Mixerman , the author now provides his tactical reasoning without the colored lens of absurdist big-label disasters. In Rev 2 , Mixerman distills a successful mixing career's worth of lessons and realizations into understandable and sensible terms for both enthusiastic musician and professional technician alike. This enhanced multimedia edition brings mixers deeper into the concepts covered in the text. In nearly two hours of video clips, Mixerman provides invaluable insight into the various aspects of mixing: creating the rough mix, EQ, parallel compression, automation, and more. As Mixerman points out, "If you change how you think about mixing, you'll be well on your way to learning how to mix." This new edition features an updated "Gear" chapter.

Modern Recording Techniques


Author: David Miles Huber,Robert E. Runstein
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317356659
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 616
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Modern Recording Techniques is the bestselling, authoritative guide to sound and music recording. Whether you’re just starting out or are looking for a step-up in the industry, Modern Recording Techniques provides an in-depth read on the art and technologies of music production. It’s a must-have reference for all audio bookshelves. Using its familiar and accessible writing style, this ninth edition has been fully updated, presenting the latest production technologies and includes an in-depth coverage of the DAW, networked audio, MIDI, signal processing and much more. A robust companion website features video tutorials, web-links, an online glossary, flashcards, and a link to the author’s blog. Instructor resources include a test bank and an instructor’s manual. The ninth edition includes: Updated tips, tricks and insights for getting the best out of your studio An introduction to the Apple iOS in music production Introductions to new technologies and important retro studio techniques The latest advancements in DAW systems, signal processing, mixing and mastering

Recording Secrets for the Small Studio


Author: Mike Senior
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317999894
Category: Music
Page: 460
View: 2882

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Discover how to achieve commercial-grade recordings, even in the smallest studios, by applying power-user techniques from the world's most successful producers. Recording Secrets for the Small Studio is an intensive training course specifically designed for small-studio enthusiasts who want a fast track to release-quality results. Based on the backroom strategies of more than 200 famous names, this thorough and down-to-earth guide leads you through a logical sequence of practical tasks to build your live-room skills progressively from the ground up. On the way, you'll unravel the mysteries of many specialist studio tactics and gain the confidence to tackle a full range of real-world recording situations. User-friendly explanations introduce technical concepts on a strictly need-to-know basis, while chapter summaries, assignments, and extensive online resources are perfect for school and college use. * Learn the fundamental principles of mic technique that you can apply in any recording scenario -- and how to avoid those rookie mistakes that all too often compromise the sonics of lower-budget productions. * Explore advanced techniques which help industry insiders maintain their competitive edge even under the most adverse conditions: creative phase manipulation, improvised acoustics tweaks, inventive monitoring workarounds, subtle psychological tricks... * Find out where you don't need to spend money, as well as how to make a limited budget really count. * Make the best use of limited equipment and session time, especially in situations where you're engineering and producing single-handed. * Pick up tricks and tips from celebrated engineers and producers across the stylistic spectrum, including Steve Albini, Roy Thomas Baker, Joe Barresi, Tchad Blake, Bruce Botnick, Joe Chiccarelli, Neil Dorfsman, Jack Douglas, Geoff Emerick, Paul Epworth, Humberto Gatica, Nigel Godrich, Andy Johns, Eddie Kramer, Kevin Killen, George Massenburg, Hugh Padgham, Alan Parsons, Jack Joseph Puig, Phil Ramone, Bob Rock, Elliott Scheiner, Al Schmitt, Bruce Swedien, Butch Vig, Tony Visconti, and many, many more...

Mixing and Mastering in the Box

The Guide to Making Great Mixes and Final Masters on Your Computer
Author: Steve Savage
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199380252
Category: Music
Page: 288
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Mixing and mastering are the final challenges in creating great recordings. Great mixes require both creativity and a practical understanding of process, while final masters require both a clear sense for purpose and specialized ears for achieving artistic goals. Mixing and Mastering in the Box gives readers the practical tools for accomplishing both of these tasks while highlighting the artistry of the creative process. While much of the information presented in Mixing and Mastering in the Box is applicable to those using analog mixing gear, or a hybrid of digital and analog tools, the book focuses directly on working completely within the Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). Author Steve Savage lets readers in on such topics as the secrets of collaboration and using EQ, compression, delay, reverb, and brickwall limiting to improve the sound of records, each topic illustrated with a myriad of concrete examples. Mixing and Mastering in the Box is the ultimate reference manual for the home recordist and the perfect basic to intermediate text for any DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) training class in mixing or mastering. The book is also ideal for readers who handle their own mixing and mastering or who wish - or are professionally required - to be better informed when collaborating on mixes and masters.

Mastering Audio

The Art and the Science
Author: Bob Katz,Robert A Katz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780240818962
Category: Music
Page: 352
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Become a master of audio. This bestselling book has shown thousands of mixing and mastering engineers, musicians, A&R producers how to create great sound. It fully integrates technical with artistic and is ideal for students and working professional/ Mastering Audio is you complete reference: don't leave the studio without it! What is mastering? Mastering it the last creative step when producing a record album or single for disc, home music server, iPod, broadcast or internet delivery.

Pro Tools 8

Music Production, Recording, Editing, and Mixing
Author: Mike Collins
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 113612294X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 400
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A new edition of this definitive guide to the Pro Tools system for new and professional users. Extensively illustrated in colour and packed with time saving hints and tips the book takes a real-world approach and shows how to build the right system to suit your needs. Detailed chapters on recording, editing and mixing blend essential knowledge with tutorials and practical examples from actual recordings. This edition features a wealth of new and updated material, including HD systems and Pro Tools 8 software.

Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies


Author: Jeff Strong
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118968034
Category: Music
Page: 384
View: 7305

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Save studio fees with pro-quality recording at home Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies offers simple explanations on how to record music in a home studio, no matter your style, method, or sound. With expert guidance every step of the way, you'll find the answers to your questions about choosing equipment, recording tracks, editing, mixing, mastering, and more. Updated to reflect the latest home recording technology, this new edition addresses styles from live bands to electronica with easy navigation to the information you need most. Beginners will find straightforward instruction on the fundamentals, while more experienced home recording engineers will appreciate insight to the tricks the pros use. With home recording gear increasingly approaching professional quality, the home studio is no longer the domain of the DIY-or-die. Even professional musicians are saving studio fees by recording at home, and today's plug-and-play technology makes high-quality sound accessible to those with a more amateur level of experience and budget. Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies gives you the information you need to set up your studio and use it like a pro: Choose the right gear for the job, and set up for quality sound Learn the fundamentals of recording, from choosing a mic to working with a mixer Master MIDI, multitrack recording, and audio capture for optimum sourcing Edit, mix, and master your tracks, and add effects to enhance your sound Don't let poor audio quality distract from your music. Find out what tools you need, how to use them, and how to follow the time-tested steps of making a record. You spend valuable time developing your talent, skills, and sound, so take a minute to learn how to make your music shine with the expert advice and easy-to-follow instruction in Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies.

Dance Music Manual

Tools, Toys, and Techniques
Author: Rick Snoman
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136115749
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 528
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So you want to learn the ins and outs of creating dance music and looking to improve your production? Then this book is just for you. No matter what genre you are interested in- trance, techno, garage, chill out, house or what tool you are working with- Abelton, Reason, Reaktor or Absynth, Snowman covers every aspect of dance music production- from sound design, compression and effects to mixing and mastering to help you improve your music. No matter what you level of experience the Dance Music Manual is packed with sound advice, techniques and practical tips to help you achieve professional results. The CD provides demo tracks showing what can be achieved when applying the advice contained in the book, including examples of the quality difference before and after mixing and mastering. The CD also contains free software demos for you to download. For even more advice and resources, check out the book's official website www.dancemusicproduction.com

Understanding and Crafting the Mix

The Art of Recording
Author: William Moylan
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136117571
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 424
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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. The foreword has graciously been provided by industry legend Rupert Neve. The book also includes an audio CD featuring exercises, reference materials, examples of mixes and sound qualities, and tracks and instructions for setting up and evaluating playback systems.

The Studio SOS Book

Solutions and Techniques for the Project Recording Studio
Author: Paul White,Hugh Robjohns,Dave Lockwood
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1135922160
Category: Music
Page: 304
View: 7403

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Professional studio design is a specialized science, with more than a touch of "black magic" thrown in. Over the past few years, Sound on Sound magazine has made one trip each month to a reader’s studio. These visits have demonstrated that it is fairly simple to make a huge improvement to an untreated project-studio room, without spending a fortune. However, they’ve also proven that beginners’ attempts at DIY acoustic treatments often cause more problems than they solve. Utilizing knowledge from dozens of visits to readers’ home and project studios, the SOS team imparts easy-to-understand, organized troubleshooting advice. Learn how to rid yourself of monitoring problems and get an accurate monitoring system, how to enhance the sound of your recording space, and how to perfect your instrumental and vocal recordings. Decrease the time you spend re-recording and mixing, simply by improving your room with advice from the guys who have seen it all when it comes to make-do small studios. Contains: A structured look at the problems that most often plague small studios, with individual studio case studies addressing each issue Real solutions that you can both afford and implement; no thousand-dollar investments or idealized studio designs that don’t work with your space! Case studies that look at small studios’ specific problems, with additional break-outs tips that address quick fixes to common problems

56 Mix Tips for the Small Recording Studio

Practical Techniques to Take Your Mixes to the Next Level
Author: Amos P. W. Clarke
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781508793236
Category:
Page: 106
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56 Down-And-Dirty Practical Mixing Techniques To Take Your Recordings To The Next Level Flip to any page, read the technique, and apply itIt's really that simple. This is not a book that trawls relentlessly through the world history of mixing before providing any useful advice. It simply gets straight into the business of giving you real tried and proven mixing tips that actually work. And there's plenty to keep you busy. The book covers processing such as compression, equalization, panning, parallel compression, transient manipulation, harmonic distortion, delay based effects and much more. The real value is how combinations of processing work to create magic in your mixes. Clear Explanations For Each Tip: What It Is, Why It Works, And How To Do ItThe book is formatted consistently so that each tip has a clear explanation of what it will achieve, why it works and how to do it. You can get straight to it and start applying the techniques immediately into your own mixing projects. The focus of the book has been to keep it practical and informative. This is a 'how-to' manual that is clear, concise and an easy read. The book also includes a short glossary at the rear. Add Professional Level Techniques To Your Mixing ArsenalThese mixing tips have been developed by the author based on over 10 years working professionally in production, recording and mixing.They are a collection of his most loved and utilised techniques, based on his own research, knob-twiddling, and discussions with other engineers. These are guaranteed to be effective in adding professional level expertise to your work-flow. Get A Mixing Break-throughThis book contains mixing techniques that could create the mixing break-through you've been looking for! Do you need solid, punchy drums; a lead vocal that really sits solidly and clearly in the mix; more definition and clarity to your entire mix? All these and more are ready and waiting.