Practical Recording Techniques

Practical Recording Techniques : The Step- by- Step Approach to Professional Audio Recording

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Practical Recording Techniques covers all aspects of recording, perfect for beginning and intermediate recording engineers, producers, musicians, and audio enthusiasts. Filled with tips and shortcuts, this hands-on, practical guide gives advice on equipping a home studio (whether low-budget or advanced) and suggestions for set-up, acoustics, effects, choosing mics and monitor speakers, and preventing hum. This best-selling guide also instructs how to mike instruments and vocals, judge recordings and improve them, work with MIDI and loops, do mastering, and put your music on the web. Two chapters cover live recording of classical and popular music. New in the seventh edition: * Complete update of all types of recording equipment, plug-ins, and recording software * Increased focus on current industry and classroom trends like DAW signal flow and operation (during recording and mixdown), while still covering analog fundamentals * Updated organization to focus and break up topics * Updated tips on optimizing your computer for multitrack recording - for both Windows and Mac * New sections on streaming audio, mobile-device recording, live recording with digital consoles, and psychoacoustics * Listen Online boxes highlight where audio samples on the website relate to chapter discussions * Updated companion website with audio examples, articles, and suggested activities, plus expanded and more user-friendly links to the best sites for videos and articles, recording techniques, equipment, and other learning resources. Instructors can download figures from the book, the audio files, and a test bankshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 538 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 38.1mm | 1,111g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 7th Revised edition
  • 1138904430
  • 9781138904439

About Bruce Bartlett

Bruce Bartlett has been a recording engineer, audio journalist, and microphone engineer ( for over 30 years. He has written more than 1000 articles on audio topics for magazines and websites including ProSoundWeb, Live Sound International, L2Pnet, Recording, and the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, as well as 9 books, including Recording Music on Location, 2nd edition (Focal Press). A member of the Audio Engineering Society and SynAudCon, he holds a degree in physics and several patents on microphone design. He is also a musician and runs a commercial computer-based recording studio. Jenny Bartlett is a freelance technical more

Table of contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS PREFACE CHAPTER 1: A Basic Overview of the Recording Process CHAPTER 2: Sound and Psychoacoustics CHAPTER 3: Studio Acoustics CHAPTER 4: Signal Characteristics of Audio Devices CHAPTER 5: Equipping Your Studio CHAPTER 6: Monitoring CHAPTER 7: Microphones CHAPTER 8: Microphone Technique Basics CHAPTER 9: Microphone Techniques for Instruments and Vocals CHAPTER 10: Equalization (EQ) CHAPTER 11: Effects and Signal Processors CHAPTER 12: Mixers and Mixing Consoles CHAPTER 13: Digital Audio CHAPTER 14: Computer Recording CHAPTER 15: DAW Signal Flow CHAPTER 16: DAW Operation CHAPTER 17: Judging Sound Quality with Critical Listening CHAPTER 18: MIDI and Loops CHAPTER 19: Session Procedures CHAPTER 20: Mastering and CD Burning CHAPTER 21: On-Location Recording of Popular Music CHAPTER 22: On-Location Recording of Classical Music CHAPTER 23: Web Audio, Streaming, and Online Collaboration APPENDIX A: dB or Not dB APPENDIX B: Optimizing Your Computer for Multitrack Recording APPENDIX C: Impedance APPENDIX D: Phantom Power Explained APPENDIX E: Legacy Recording Devices AUDIO GLOSSARY INDEXshow more

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