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    DescriptionDiscover 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...


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    Title
    Recording Secrets for the Small Studio
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mike Senior
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 460
    Width: 190 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 960 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415716703
    ISBN 10: 0415716705
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.7
    BIC E4L: MUS
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Libri: I-MU
    Ingram Subject Code: MU
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 06
    B&T General Subject: 540
    B&T Approval Code: A08850000
    DC22: 781.49
    BIC subject category V2: AVX
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25990
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    BISAC V2.8: MUS032000
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    DC23: 781.49
    LC classification: ML3790 .S44 2015
    Thema V1.0: AVX
    Illustrations note
    3 black & white tables, 84 black & white halftones, 55 black & white line drawings
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Focal Press
    Publication date
    26 August 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Abingdon
    Author Information
    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, writing regularly for Sound On Sound magazine's 'Mix Rescue', 'Session Notes', and 'Mix Review' columns. He is also the author of the best-selling Focal Press book Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio.
    Table of contents
    Introduction Part 1: The Basics: Recording Without Mics 1. The Recording Process: An Overview 2. Capturing Line/DI Signals Part 2: One Source, One Mic 3. Recording Solo Vocal 4. Session Technique for Overdubs 5. Single-mic Instrument Recording Part 3: One Source, Multiple Mics 6. Coincident Multi-Miking 7. Non-coincident Multi-Miking 8. Stereo Miking Part 4: Multiple Sources, Multiple Mics 9. Stereo Miking & Beyond 10. Multi-Mic Ensemble Recording 11. Freestyle Ensemble Recording Conclusion Appendices: Appendix 1. Who's Who: Selected Discography Appendix 2. Quote References Appendix 3. Picture Credits