Recording in the Digital World: Complete Guide to Studio Gear and Software

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 2001 - Music - 275 pages
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(Berklee Guide). Build the perfect digital studio, no matter what your budget! Creating high-quality digital recording does not require buying the most expensive equipment, but it does require buying the right equipment and knowing how to use it. This book provides professional advice and recommendations on studio equipment, software and the latest technologies, plus practical tips for creating, editing and mastering digital recordings. Perfect for professional musicians, music educators and hobbyists who want to explore the world of digital recording. 8 x 10 , 280 pages.
  

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Contents

Digital World Fundamentals
32
Amplitude
33
Sampling Rate
34
Resolution
4
MIDI
5
MIDI Channels
6
MIDI Interface
7
Standard MIDI Files
8
Professor Jacks lecture Notes
121
Preamp Basics
122
The Basic Preamp
124
Full Featured Preamps
125
The Studio Environment
127
Home Studio Options
128
Outside Noise
129
Acoustic Materials
130

Tracks
9
Overview of Electronic Instruments
11
Intelligent Keyboards
12
Programmable Keyboards
13
The Workstation
14
Samplers
15
MIDI Sound Module
16
Alternate MIDI Controllers
17
MIDI Bass Pedals
18
Drum Computer
19
MIDI Percussion Controllers
20
MIDI String Instruments and Guitar Synthesizers
21
MIDI Wind Controllers
22
Summary
23
Digital Recording An Overview
25
Modular Digital Multitrack MDM
26
Hard Disk Recording
27
ComputerBased Digital Audio Recording
28
Cable Connections
29
QuarterInch Cable TipRing
30
SPDIF OpticalTOSlink
31
BNC
32
Modular Digital Multitrack Recording MDM
33
ADAT Inside and Outside
34
The ADAT Product Line
35
The Big Remote Control
36
Alesis ADAT M20
37
The TASCAM Family
38
TASCAM DA88
39
The TASCAM HR Series
40
ADAT Computer Connection
41
Summary
42
MiniDisc and Hard Disk Recording
43
Hard Disk Recorders
44
MidLevel
46
VS1680 Mixer and Editing
47
VS1680 Effects and Output
48
Modular Hard Disk Recorders
49
HighEnd Modular Hard Disk Recorders
50
EditingThe Next Generation
51
Working with Modular Hard Disks
52
ComputerBased MIDI and Digital Recording
53
Computer Hardware Considerations
54
Connecting a Macintosh via MIDI
55
Internal or External MIDI Output
56
Learning to Sequence
57
Instant Arrangement Software
58
Transferring to Other Programs
59
Digital Signal Processing DSP
60
MIDIDigital Audio Software
61
Entrylevel Macintosh MIDIDigital Audio Software
62
MidLevel ComputerBased MIDIHard Disk Recording
63
Which Program to Choose?
65
Digital Audio Card Only
66
Portable Computer Options
67
Digital Audio Cards
68
Audio Cards With External Interface and Software
69
Midiman Delta 1010
70
Core32 Desktop Audio System
71
Mark of the Unicorns MOTU 2408
72
MOTU 2408Supported Software
74
MOTU 308
75
Effects
76
ADATEdit Software
77
Digital Editing Software
78
HighEnd Computer Based MIDIHard Disk Recording
79
RealTime and NonRealTime PlugIns
80
HighEnd Digital Audio Packages
81
Making the Software Choice
82
Variety of Audio Tracks
83
Unique Features
84
Notation and Printing
85
Digital Audio Packages
86
Pro Tools Effects PlugIns
87
Pro Tools Audio CardInterface Options
88
Pro Tools 888 24
89
ADAT Bridge
90
Summary
91
File Management and Backup
93
SCSI Rccelerator Card
94
Removable Drives
95
Optical Drives
96
DVD
97
Digital Mixers
99
Benefits of Using a Digital Mixer
100
Digital Mixers and Computer Sequencers
101
TASCAM TM1000
102
Yamaha O1v
103
Spirit Digital 328
104
Roland VMC7200
105
MaX Digital Mixing Software
106
HighEnd Digital Mixers 7000 to 10000
107
Summary
110
Microphone Overview and Techniques
111
Dynamic Mics
112
Additional Condenser Features
113
Low to Middle Budget Studio Microphones
114
Choosing the Right Microphone
115
Miking Cymbals
116
Electric Bass
117
Acoustic Guitar
118
Vocals
119
French Horn and Trombone
120
Room Treatments for the DoItYourselfer
131
Ventilation
132
Summary
133
Connecting Your Studio Equipment
135
Label Your Cable
136
Audio Patch Bay
137
Signal Converters
138
Multitrack Connections
139
Digital Signal Converters
140
Configuring Digital Audio
141
MIDI
144
SMPTE and MTC
147
Word Clock
148
Connecting External Devices to Your Computer
149
How to Use the Manual
150
Summary
151
Setting Up and Tracking a Digital Recording Session
153
Session Paperwork
157
Setting Up the Mixer
159
Digital Zero
160
Main ond Monitor Mixes
161
The Tracking Recording Session
162
Multiple Takes
163
Assembling Composites
164
Locate Points
165
Managing Hard Disk Space
167
ComputerBased System CapabilitiesOld Terms New Meanings
168
Markers
170
Tracking with HighEnd Gear
171
Destructive and Nondestructive Recording
173
Managing Sound Files While TrackingThe Name Game Part II
174
Steps for Troubleshooting
175
Powering Up Your Gear
176
Summary
177
External Controllers
179
Midlevel
180
Summary
181
Digital Editing
183
Block Editing
184
Wave Editing
185
Editing Basics
186
Digital Editing Software
187
Stereo 2Track Editing Software
188
Multitrack Editing Software
189
Summary
190
Effects Processing
191
Frequency Spectrum Effects
192
Filters
193
Recording
194
Reverb Presets
195
Flanging and Phasing
196
Compressors
197
SideChain Input
198
Internal Keyboard Effects
199
Effects PlugIns Software
200
Automation
201
PlugIn Roundup
202
Mixer PlugIns
203
Amp and Virtual Synth PlugIns
PlugIns for Editing
Stereo Field Processors
Vinyl Records
Mastering PlugIns
PlugIn Effects Pros and Cons
Mixing
MiniDisc
CD Burners
Hard DiskCD
Digital 0 and Ways to Avoid It
Applying EQ
Using Compression
Positioning the Sound
Mixer Automation
Summary
Mastering
The Mastering Approach
Compress to Impress
Mastering Tools for the Digital Studio
Mastering on a Computer
Go Directly to 16441 Do Not Pass Go Do Not Collect 200
Additional CDBurning Software Options
Converting MIDI Tracks to Audio
Summary
Digital Recording Multimedia and the Internet
Converting Audio Files to Various Formats
Converting Files to QuickTime
The Internet
Audio Files for the Internet
Promoting Your Music on the Web
Video and HighEnd Software
Making the Purchase
Buy Only What You Need and What You Have Time to Learn
NoComputer Options
MidLevel Digital Studio Without a Computer 10000 to 15000
HighEnd Digital Studio Without a Computer 25000 to 30000
ComputerBased Studios
Midlevel Digital Studio with a Computer 10000 to 15000
HighEnd Digital Studio with a Computer 15000 to 30000
Being an Informed Shopper
Company Web Site Directory
Books and Magazines
Index
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

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