Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies

Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies

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Build a home studio to fit any budget. Explore equipment and techniques for making top notch recordings at home. You've picked a perfect time to start recording! From PC based to studio in a box, today's equipment lets you put together a professional quality CD right at home, if you know how to use it. This guide covers everything from microphone placement to multitracking and mastering, helping you choose the right tools and use them like a pro. Discover how to: create a studio around your budget; direct signal flow to maximize your sound; apply the best microphone techniques; use compressors and limiters properly; and, build a space for optimum mixing.
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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 188 x 231.1 x 20.3mm | 567g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 25 b&w photos; 25 drawings; 75 screen captures
  • 0764588842
  • 9780764588846
  • 1,088,306

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Home Recording Studio Basics. Chapter 1: Understanding Home Recording. Chapter 2: Getting the Right Gear. Chapter 3: Getting Connected: Setting Up Your Studio. Part II: Recording 101. Chapter 4: Meeting the Mixer. Chapter 5: MIDI and Electronic Instruments. Chapter 6: Understanding Microphones. Part III: Getting Ready to Record. Chapter 7: Getting a Great Source Sound. Chapter 8: Taking a Look at Microphone Techniques. Chapter 9: Miking Your Instruments. Part IV: Laying Track: Starting to Record. Chapter 10: Multitrack Recording. Chapter 11: Recording Audio. Chapter 12: Recording and Editing MIDI Data. Part V: Turning Your Tracks into a Finished Song. Chapter 13: Editing Your Performance. Chapter 14: Mixing Your Music. Chapter 15: Dialing in Signal Processors. Chapter 16: Mastering Your Music. Chapter 17: Getting Your Music Out to Listeners. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 18: Ten Home Recording Resources. Chapter 19: Ten Invaluable Recording Tips. Index.
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About Jeff Strong

Jeff Strong is the author of seven books including Pro Tools All in One Desk Reference For Dummies and PC Recording Studios For Dummies. Jeff is also the Director of the REI Institute, a MusicMedicine research organization and therapy provider. Jeff graduated from the Percussion Institute of Technology at the Musician's Institute in Los Angeles in 1983 and has either worked in or owned a recording studio since 1985. Every week, he records dozens of custom client CDs using the equipment and techniques found in the pages of this book. He has also released ten commercially available CDs, four of which can be found at www.reiinstitute.com.
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