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

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Taylor & Francis, 2008 - Music - 631 pages
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Hands-on practical guide covering all aspects of recording, ideal for beginning and intermediate recording engineers, producers, musicians and audio enthusiasts. Filled with tips and shortcuts, this book offers advice on equipping a home studio (both low-budget and advanced), suggestions for set-up, acoustics, choosing monitor speakers, and preventing hum. This best-selling guide also tells how to judge recordings and improve them to produce maximum results.

New material covered in the 5th edition to include:
* complete revision and update of digital media sections
* new section on mixing tips
* new section on podcasts and file sharing
* new section equipment and connector levels
* new section function and connector types
* new section on digital metering
* new section exporting projects from other studios
* new photos
  

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Contents

Why You Record
1
CHAPTER 2 The Recording Chain
5
CHAPTER 3 Sound Signals and Studio Acoustics
15
CHAPTER 4 Equipping Your Studio
37
CHAPTER 5 Monitoring
67
CHAPTER 6 Microphones
79
CHAPTER 7 Microphone Technique Basics
101
CHAPTER 8 Microphone Techniques
123
CHAPTER 15 Session Procedures Mastering and CD Burning
356
Equipment and Recording Procedures
381
CHAPTER 17 OnLocation Recording of Popular Music
407
CHAPTER 18 OnLocation Recording of Classical Music
439
Techniques and Media
457
CHAPTER 20 Web Audio and Online Collaboration
493
APPENDIX A dB or Not dB
508
APPENDIX B Optimizing Your Computer for Multitrack Recording
521

CHAPTER 9 Digital Recording
165
CHAPTER 10 Effects and Signal Processors
194
CHAPTER 11 Mixers and Mixing Consoles
237
CHAPTER 12 Mixer Operation
257
CHAPTER 13 Computer Recording
289
CHAPTER 14 Judging Sound Quality
331
APPENDIX C Impedance
534
APPENDIX D Where to Learn More
541
GLOSSARY
546
INDEX
607
Practical Recording Techniques Demo Web Site
631
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About the author (2008)

Bruce Bartlett is a columnist for the Economix blog of "The New York Times", "The Fiscal Times", and "Tax Notes". Bartlett worked as staff director of the Joint Economic Committee of Congress, senior policy analyst in the Reagan White House, and as deputy assistant secretary for economic policy at the Treasury Department during the George H.W. Bush administration.

Bartlett is a freelance technical writer specializing in audio and computer software.

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