Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio (Paperback)
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DescriptionDiscover 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!
- Published: 04 June 2011
- Format: Paperback 352 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780240815800 ISBN 10: 0240815807
- Sales rank: 13,346
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Reviews for Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio
One of the best instructional books about any subject
The title of this review says it all. This is one of the best, most enjoyable and concise instructional books I've ever read about any subject. To be honest, mixing is a pretty dry subject. This book actually makes it fun! But more importantly, it covers very minute and important details regarding frequencies, compression, reverberation, parallel compression....etc..etc in a very easy to understand AND in depth manner. I'll be honest, I hated mixing and really didnt have a natural aptitude for it. After reading this book, I look foreward to it and have a lot more confidence in my ability to tackle a lot of problems and issues that would have completely stumped me before. Buy this book, it is, in every sense of the expression, a no brainier if you want to learn more about mixing your own recordings. by walt
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The most practical book on mixing etc that you will ever buy
Having read most of Mike Seniors Mix Rescue articles in Sound on Sound magazine, I kind of knew what to expect with this book - it is absolutely packed with top tips for audio probelm solving, getting the most from your environment and equipment and general advice on various areas that all small studio owners will be familiar with. Its extremely well written, very approachable and Mike has a way of putting across his point that has you thinking " oh yeah, i never thought of that..."
I would approach this book almost as a course - you need to read a bit and then put it into practice to get the most out of it. The online resources are excellent, giving you audio examples and files to use on your own DAW.
I think that this book, along with Bob Katz Mastering Audio and David Miles Huber Modern Recording Techniques, is going to become a go-to book for students, semi-pros and pros in the future.
An excellent book!
dk by Damien Kelly