Modern Recording Techniques

Modern Recording Techniques

Paperback Focal Press

By (author) David Miles Huber, By (author) Robert E. Runstein

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  • Publisher: Focal Press
  • Format: Paperback | 672 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 229mm x 33mm | 1,361g
  • Publication date: 9 September 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0240810694
  • ISBN 13: 9780240810690
  • Edition: 7, Revised
  • Edition statement: 7th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Approx. 630 illustrations
  • Sales rank: 83,355

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We have entered an exciting age in audio production. Conventional limitations in recording have subsided or vanished entirely, making it possible to create and record your own music in ways that few ever dreamed possible. This expanded, up-to-date edition of Modern Recording Techniques can help guide you through the process of creating, understanding and mastering the professional and project studio. The tips, tricks, and tools in this best-selling book will enable you to record music in new and innovative ways that'll help you express your talents to their fullest potential. This definitive guide to audio covers the latest audio technologies, and includes expanded and enhanced sections on the Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), plug-ins, looping, groove tools, studio techniques, surround sound, mastering and more. Accompanied by an interactive companion website (www.modrec.com) featuring a searchable audio glossary, this dynamite book/website combination leaves no recording question unanswered, while offering you the chance to share ideas, get tips, and seek out advice when and where you need it. With Modern Recording Techniques, 7th ed., you can: * Explore the tools for getting better results in both the professional and project recording studio * Gain in-depth insights into digital audio technology, the digital audio workstation (DAW), surround sound production, electronic music and MIDI, synchronization, analog and digital console technology, mixing, console automation and more * Master the basics of dynamics, noise reduction, and other forms of signal processing in both the analog and the digital domains * Learn practical microphone placement techniques, monitoring fundamentals, CD mastering and important tips on getting your music to market * Check out new developments in new media, desktop audio and music technologies for the Web

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David Miles Huber is widely acclaimed in the recording industry as a digital audio consultant, author and guest lecturer on the subject of digital audio and recording technology. As well as being a regular contributing writer for numerous magazines and websites, Dave has written such books as The MIDI Manual (Focal Press) and Professional Microphone Techniques (ArtistPro.com). He also manages the Educational Outreach Program for Syntrillium software (www.syntrillium.com), makers of Cool Edit 2000 and Cool Edit Pro. In addition to all this, he's a professional musician in the ambient dance/relaxational field, having written, produced and engineered CDs that have sold over the million mark. His latest stuff can be checked out at 51bpm.com. David Miles Huber is widely acclaimed in the recording industry as a digital audio consultant, author and guest lecturer on the subject of digital audio and recording technology. As well as being a regular contributing writer for numerous magazines and websites, Dave has written such books as The MIDI Manual (Focal Press) and Professional Microphone Techniques (ArtistPro.com). He also manages the Educational Outreach Program for Syntrillium software (www.syntrillium.com), makers of Cool Edit 2000 and Cool Edit Pro. In addition to all this, he's a professional musician in the ambient dance/relaxational field, having written, produced and engineered CDs that have sold over the million mark. His latest stuff can be checked out at 51bpm.com.

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"This expanded, up-to-date edition can help guide you in creating, understanding and mastering the pro and project studio. The tips, tricks and tools in this best-selling book will enable you to record music in new and innovative ways that'll help you express your talents to their fullest potential. Accompanied by an interactive companion website (modrec.com) that leaves no recording question unanswered."--Music Connection Magazine

Table of contents

Introduction; Sound and Hearing; Studio Acoustics and Design; Microphones - Design and Application; Analog Tape Recorder; Digital Audio Technology; MIDI; Multimedia; Synchronization; Amplifiers; Audio Production Console; Signal Processors; Noise Reduction Monitoring; Product Manufacture; Studio session procedures; Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow