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I'm just your typical singer/song writer/guitarist. Wanted to try my hand at all that newly affordable technology that let's you make proper recordings at home. That was three years ago. Got myself a 24 track 'studio in a box' and a couple of cheap mics. Opened the instructions manual... Then I realised I needed someone to interpret the rich and mystical language of recording studios for me. Oh, and also explain how they work, what you do, how you do it and what order to do it in. I bought Jeff Strong's book (it was pretty much the only one out there). It became my new best friend. I was making recordings that excited me from the get go. I'm not saying they would excite me now but they did then, and it got me started and kept me making progress towards making recordings that resembled the sounds that I had envisaged in my head. Three years later I am still trying to nail it, but using Logic8 on a fast Mac and I have nicer mics and a decent pre and monitors, and a vague idea of what I am doing. I've learned enough about it to realise I will never be totally content with any project, which is a good thing and keeps me driven. But I'm still using this book as a reference and freely admit to constantly discovering that I finally understand paragraphs that I had glossed over initially because I didn't have a clue what Mr Strong was going on about. Even signal processing has been demystified! Well a bit less foggy anyway. If you are an amateur musician like me and want to take advantage of the democratization of the recording studio then the money you spend on this book will be as well spent as the money that bought your best microphone.
Review: Home Recording for Musicians for DummiesUser Review - George Bradford - Goodreads
So, my new year's resolution for 2010 was to record an entire album of original songs. I would write them. I would play every instrument. I would record the tracks. I would mix it together. I would ... Read full review
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