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Audio Engineering 101: A Beginner's Guide to Music Productionby Timothy A. Dittmar
Synopses & Reviews
Audio Engineering 101 is a real world guide for starting out in the recording industry. If you have the dream, the ideas, the music and the creativity but don’t know where to start, then this book is for you!
Filled with practical advice on how to navigate the recording world, from an author with first-hand, real-life experience, Audio Engineering 101 will help you succeed in the exciting, but tough and confusing, world of the music industry.
Covering all you need to know about the recording process, from the characteristics of sound to a guide to microphones to analog versus digital recording. Dittmar covers all the basics- equipment, studio acoustics, the principals of EQ/ compression, music examples to work from and when and how to use compression. FAQ’s from professionals give you real insight into the reality of life on the industry.
* Easy to understand. A real beginner’s music production guide. No experience needed! * Covers other aspects of audio often overlooked: internships, people skills, jobs, and the art side. * Geared toward anyone wanting to do Music Production either as a hobby or potential career path.
*Gives you insight into the process of music production unravels the mystery behind producing records * Learn through real world examples, includes case studies discussing specific producers and their styles, learn and get insight from the best * Includes online assets, get the best of both worlds- great text and a flexible online component - hear what is being discussed
Book News Annotation:
This beginner's guide to audio engineering presents a clear overview of the science and art of sound recording and provides readers with foundational information for getting started in audio engineering. Beginning with a discussion of sound and general recording principles, the work covers topics such as microphones, mixing consoles, signal processors, and signal flow, as well as studio session procedures and optimization. Chapters include illustrations, tips, and checklists, and the text includes an additional section with questions and answers from industry professionals. Dittmar is a professional recording engineer and a professor of commercial music management at Austin Community College. Focal Press is an imprint of Elsevier. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
is a musician, recording and live sound engineer, producer, songwriter, and professor. Tim began his professional recording career in 1987 at Cedar Creek Recording studio in Austin, Texas. Before locating to Austin, Tim received an Associate in Arts in Radio/TV Production from Del Mar Junior College. He then spent much of the nineties touring with a punk group, recording bands, and running live sound on the infamous 6th street at various venues. He was hired in 2000 as a professor and full-time faculty member at Austin Community College where he currently teaches Audio Engineering I, Audio Engineering IV, and the Special Projects class. Tim heads up the Technical side of Commercial Music Management at the college. He has also been a returning lecturer at the University of Texas teaching Audio Production and Audio for Picture. Tim has worked in numerous studios in Austin, Los Angeles and Chicago, compiling over 300 album credits. Recording such artists as the Old 97’s, Voxtrot, Dynamite Boy, King Missile and the Murdocks. In 2008 he was invited to moderate a panel at the Tape Op Conference in New Orleans where he spoke on “The State of Audio Education”. At present, he owns and operates Las Olas Recording in Georgetown, Texas. He currently tours and records with his wife in the group Annabella and can also be seen drumming with The Hearts & The Minds, Kristi Rae, and Everything’s Gone Green.
is a musician, recording and live sound engineer, producer, songwriter, and professor. Since 2000, Tim has been a professor and full-time faculty member at Austin Community College. Tim heads the technical side of Commercial Music Management at the college.
Table of Contents
Introduction Chapter 1 What is sound? Chapter 2 How we hear, how to listen, how to describe sound. Chapter 3 Great tips on EQing Chapter 4 People skills Chapter 5 Microphones and where should I place them? Chapter 6 Signal flow Chapter 7 Signal processors Chapter 8 Mixing consoles Chapter 9 Recording Session Procedures Chapter 10 Basic acoustics Chapter 11 Analogue and Digital Audio Chapter 12 Should I get an internship? Chapter13 The business side Chapter 14 FAQs Chapter 15 Glossary and additional resources
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