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Practical Recording Techniques: The Step- by- Step Approach to Professional Audio Recording

Practical Recording Techniques: The Step- by- Step Approach to Professional Audio Recording
Author: Bruce Bartlett - Jenny Bartlett
ISBN 13: 9780240811444
ISBN 10: 240811445
Edition: 5
Publisher: Focal Press
Publication Date: 2008-10-28
Format: Paperback
Pages: 648
List Price: $46.95

  • A step-by-step approach to professional audio recording.
  • Covers the latest techniques for professional studio, home studio, and on-location.
  • Completely updated including extensive information on the latest advancements in MIDI and digital audio.
Practical Recording Techniques, Second Edition is a hands-on, practical guide for beginning and intermediate recording engineers, producers, musicians, and audio enthusiasts. The book prepares the reader for work in a home studio, a small professional studio, or an on-location recording session.

The book offers up-to-date information on the latest recording technology, such as digital tape recording, hard-disk recording, keyboard and digital workstations, SMPTE, and MIDI. It also guides the beginner through the basics, showing how to make quality recordings with the new breed of inexpensive home-studio equipment. Other topics include: choosing and operating recorder-mixers based on cassette, Mini-Disc, and hard-disk; hum prevention; the latest monitoring methods; microphone selection and placement; audio-for-video techniques; troubleshooting bad sound; guidelines for good sound. With its step-by-step approach and easy-to-read format, this is the ideal book for anyone who wants to create professional sounding recordings.


Teaches readers to conduct a complete recording session from pre- production to master-reel or DAT assembly. For novice and intermediate recording engineers, and musicians. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)