Synopses & Reviews
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
*THE go to resource providing tips and techniques for getting the best results from music recording, be prepared with the know how required when working in the recording studio
*Includes over 500 technical diagrams, screenshots and product illustrations, makes information accessible and aids understanding
*Companion website provides tutorials and video content, with practical examples of the principals- clarifying how they work
Reviews for the current edition.
"If you're serious about recording - whether you're an amateur enthusiast, a student, a musician or an audio professional - you'll find this book an informative, in-depth, cover-to-cover read and a useful reference manual...an excellent read and a must-have reference book."
-Music Tech magazine
"Modern Recording Techniques is in its sixth edition, which fact is a testament to the quality of the material on offer here...it's presented in a very user friendly way, with a plethora of illustrations of everything connected with recording. This way, the theory is broken down into easily digestible chunks. One of the best things in an already terrific book is the range of DIY tutorials, where you are presented with practical examples of principles and how they work...Modern Recording Techniques has become the bible of recording for many engineers, and it's not difficult to see why. Always helpful, clear and friendly, learning has never been so easy or so much fun. An essential buy for all studio owners."
-Music Mart magazine
"No worries when this handy reference is nearby. It covers the basics about everything, from room acoustics to running a session. If you're a beginner, grab it now. If you think you know it all, you might still learn a thing or two."
"This book is a must if you plan on doing anything at home besides hooking up a DAT machine directly to the output of your sampler. It gives in-depth information on mic placement and techniques, and provides you with the know-how that you'll need the first time you go to a real recording studio. If you're going to jump in to the deep end of the pool right away, it makes sense to take water wings, just in case."
-SYNC: Resources for the Electronic Musician
"Practical information on state-of-the-art audio topics. ...Ideal for the practicing or aspiring recording engineer."
"The authors, both industry professionals, explore everything from microphone placement and studio design to desktop CD recorders and signal processing."
-Book News, Inc.
Modern Recording Techniques is in its seveneth edition, which fact is a testament to the quality of the material on offer here. It's presented in a very user friendly way, with a plethora of illustrations of everything connected with recording. This way, the theoryis broken down into easily digestible chunks. One of the best things in an already terrific book is the range of DIY tutorials, where you are presented with practical examples of principles and how they work. Modern Recording Techniques has become the bible of recording for many engineers, and it's not difficult to see why. Always helpful, clear and friendly, learning has never been so easy or so much fun. An essential buy for all studio owners.
This expanded, up-to-date edition guides readers through the process of creating, understanding and mastering the professional and project studio. The tips, tricks, and tools in this bestselling book will enable users to record music in new and innovative ways.
Accessible and in-depth introductory text on recording practices, a ‘must have' book for students and enthusiasts serious about recording.
About the Author
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.
Robert has worked as a performer, sound mixer, record producer and chief engineer.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Sound and Hearing; Studio Acoustics and Design; Microphones - Design and Application; Analog Tape Recorder; Digital Audio Technology; MIDI; Multimedia; Synchronization; Amplifiers; Audio Production Console; Signal Processors; Noise Reduction
Monitoring; Product Manufacture; Studio session procedures; Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow