Modern Recording Techniques

Modern Recording Techniques

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Master the tools and day-to-day practices of music recording and production. Learn the ins and outs of room acoustics and designing a studio. Gain techniques for mic placement and running a session. Get a solid grounding in both theory and industry practice. Modern Recording Techniques, the bestselling, authoritative guide to recording, provides everything you need to improve your craft.


"If you're serious about recording--whether you're an amateur enthusiast, a student, a musician, or an audio professional, you'll find this book an informative, in-depth, cover-to-cover read and a useful reference manual...an excellent read and a must-have reference book."


- MusicTech magazine





Expanded to include the latest digital audio technology, the eighth edition now has sections on touch technology, tablets, and newer connectivity options, such as Thunderbolt. It also includes revamped graphics throughout, and major updates of the sections covering DAWs, MIDI, and mastering. Whether you are just starting out or are looking for a step-up in the industry, Modern Recording Techniques provides an in-depth read on recording; it is a must-have for your audio bookshelf.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 664 pages
  • 187.96 x 233.68 x 35.56mm | 1,156.65g
  • Focal Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 8th New edition
  • Pantone is 286C; 15 Tables, black and white
  • 0240821572
  • 9780240821573
  • 147,741

Table of contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS


CHAPTER 1 Introduction


CHAPTER 2 Sound and hearing


CHAPTER 3 Studio acoustics and design


CHAPTER 4 Microphones: design and application


CHAPTER 5 The analog tape recorder


CHAPTER 6 Digital audio technology


CHAPTER 7 The digital audio workstation


CHAPTER 8 Groove tools and techniques


CHAPTER 9 MIDI and electronic music technology


CHAPTER 10 Multimedia and the web


CHAPTER 11 Synchronization


CHAPTER 12 Amplifiers


CHAPTER 13 Power- and ground-related issues


CHAPTER 14 The art and technology of mixing


CHAPTER 15 Signal processing


CHAPTER 16 Noise reduction


CHAPTER 17 Monitoring


CHAPTER 18 Surround sound


CHAPTER 19 Mastering


CHAPTER 20 Product manufacture


CHAPTER 21 Studio tips and tricks


CHAPTER 22 Yesterday, today and tomorrow


Appendix A Continued education


Appendix B Tax tips for musicians


INDEX
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Review quote

"A comprehensive, readable, up-to-date guide to all facets of recording." - MIDI Classics (R)

"Practical information on state-of-the-art audio topics. ...Ideal for the practicing or aspiring recording engineer." - Barnesandnoble.com
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About David Miles Huber

David Miles Huber is a three-time, Grammy-nominated producer and musician in the electronic dance and surround-sound genres, whose music has sold over the million mark. His style combines lush beats and live acoustic instruments to create a "Zen-meets-Tech experience" that's rich, enticing and energizing. His latest music and collaborations can be heard at www.davidmileshuber.com.


Dave is also widely acclaimed in the recording industry as a digital audio consultant, author and guest lecturer on the subject of digital audio and recording technology. In addition to Modern Recording Techniques, he's written such books as The MIDI Manual (Focal Press) and Professional Microphone Techniques (Cengage).
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