Modern Recording Techniques

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Taylor & Francis, 2010 - Music - 654 pages
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We have entered an exciting age in audio production. Conventional limitations in recording have subsided or vanished entirely, making it possible to create and record your own music in ways that few ever dreamed possible. This expanded, up-to-date edition of Modern Recording Techniques can help guide you through the process of creating, understanding and mastering the professional and project studio. The tips, tricks, and tools in this best-selling book will enable you to record music in new and innovative ways that'll help you express your talents to their fullest potential.
This definitive guide to audio covers the latest audio technologies, and includes expanded and enhanced sections on the Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), plug-ins, looping, groove tools, studio techniques, surround sound, mastering and more. Accompanied by an interactive companion website (www.modrec.com) featuring a searchable audio glossary, this dynamite book/website combination leaves no recording question unanswered, while offering you the chance to share ideas, get tips, and seek out advice when and where you need it.
With Modern Recording Techniques, 7th ed., you can:
* Explore the tools for getting better results in both the professional and project recording studio
* Gain in-depth insights into digital audio technology, the digital audio workstation (DAW), surround sound production, electronic music and MIDI, synchronization, analog and digital console technology, mixing, console automation and more
* Master the basics of dynamics, noise reduction, and other forms of signal processing in both the analog and the digital domains
* Learn practical microphone placement techniques, monitoring fundamentals, CD mastering and important tips on getting your music to market
* Check out new developments in new media, desktop audio and music technologies for the Web

  

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User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

This book is full of a LOT of information. Some of it is redundant, but I think that's better than being sparse; it allows you to have the information at your fingertips when you're looking up a ... Read full review

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Solid foundation for an introduction to this material. Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 Sound and hearing
41
Chapter 3 Studio Acoustics and Design
73
Design and Application
111
Chapter 5 The Analog Tape Recorder
181
Chapter 6 Digital Audio Technology
199
Chapter 7 The Digital Audio Workstation
235
Chapter 8 Groove Tools and Techniques
291
Chapter 14 Signal Processing
469
Chapter 15 Noise Reduction
513
Chapter 16 Monitoring
523
Chapter 17 Surround Sound
545
Chapter 18 Mastering
563
Chapter 19 Product Manufacture
575
Chapter 20 Studio Tips and Tricks
597
Chapter 21 Yesterday Today and Tomorrow
613

Chapter 9 MIDI and Electronic Music Technology
309
Chapter 10 Multimedia and the Web
369
Chapter 11 Synchronization
393
Chapter 12 Amplifiers
415
Chapter 13 The Art and Technology of Mixing
423
Appendix A Continuing Education
623
Appendix B Tax Tips for Musicians
625
Index
633
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

David Miles Huber is widely acclaimed in the recording industry as a digital audio consultant, author and guest lecturer on the subject of digital audio and recording technology. As well as being a regular contributing writer for numerous magazines and websites, Dave has written such books as The MIDI Manual (Focal Press) and Professional Microphone Techniques (ArtistPro.com). He also manages the Educational Outreach Program for Syntrillium software (www.syntrillium.com), makers of Cool Edit 2000 and Cool Edit Pro. In addition to all this, he's a professional musician in the ambient dance/relaxational field, having written, produced and engineered CDs that have sold over the million mark. His latest stuff can be checked out at 51bpm.com.
David Miles Huber is widely acclaimed in the recording industry as a digital audio consultant, author and guest lecturer on the subject of digital audio and recording technology. As well as being a regular contributing writer for numerous magazines and websites, Dave has written such books as The MIDI Manual (Focal Press) and Professional Microphone Techniques (ArtistPro.com). He also manages the Educational Outreach Program for Syntrillium software (www.syntrillium.com), makers of Cool Edit 2000 and Cool Edit Pro. In addition to all this, he's a professional musician in the ambient dance/relaxational field, having written, produced and engineered CDs that have sold over the million mark. His latest stuff can be checked out at 51bpm.com.

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