The Art of Digital Audio Recording: A Practical Guide for Home and Studio (Paperback)

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Making great audio recordings requires striking the right balance between technical know-how and practical understanding of recording sessions. Even in the digital age, some of the most important aspects of creating and recording music are non-technical and, as a result, are often overlooked by traditional recording manuals. The Art of Digital Audio Recording teaches readers what they really need to know in order to make great sound recordings with computers - both the practical and the technical information, including:

BL What to look and listen for in a recording environment
BL Straightforward advice on recording almost any instrument
BL Essentials of digital audio workstations
BL Essentials of recording gear: microphones, mixers, and speakers
BL Fundamentals of understanding and applying EQ, compression, delay, and reverb
BL Secrets to running creative recording sessions
BL Practical application of digital editing, mixing, and mastering

A special section identifies solutions to the most common challenges in the recording studio, and the book also features an addendum with essential tips and reference information including:

BL How to walk into a commercial studio and be the engineer
BL Researching and buying gear: Internet vs. brick and mortar
BL Digital formats: A handy reference

As a whole, The Art of Digital Audio Recording is an essential resource that gives recordists the tools they need to let technical understanding serve greater musical goals.

About the Author

An active producer, recording engineer, and instructor, Steve Savage has been the primary engineer on seven Grammy-nominated CDs. He is the author of numerous books, including the forthcoming Bytes & Backbeats: Repurposing Audio in the Digital Age.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780195394108
ISBN-10: 0195394100
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: June 1st, 2011
Pages: 288
Language: English

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