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Understanding and Crafting the Mix: The Art of Recording

Understanding and Crafting the Mix: The Art of Recording
Author: William Moylan
ISBN 13: 9780240807553
ISBN 10: 240807553
Edition: 2
Publisher: Focal Press
Publication Date: 2006-11-27
Format: Paperback
Pages: 424
List Price: $36.95

Understanding and Crafting the Mix gives you clear and systematic methods for identifying, evaluating, and shaping the artistic elements in music and audio recording. The exercises throughout help you to develop critical listening and evaluating skills and gain greater control over the quality of your recordings.
William Moylan takes an inside look into a range of popular music, including recordings by The Beatles, offering you insights into making meaningful sound judgements during recording. Sample production sequences and descriptions of the recordist’s roles as composer, conductor and performer provides you with a clear view of the entire recording process.
The foreword has graciously been provided by industry legend Rupert Neve.
The book also includes an audio CD featuring exercises, reference materials, examples of mixes and sound qualities, and tracks and instructions for setting up and evaluating playback systems.

* Unique in its focus on the aesthetics of recording and mixing and how to apply these to the mixing desk
* Improve your critical listening skills with the series of exercises
* Real life examples and popular music used throughout - also includes FREE CD-ROM with audio clips and demos