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)