Mixing and Mastering in the Box

The Guide to Making Great Mixes and Final Masters on Your Computer
Author: Steve Savage
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199380252
Category: Music
Page: 288
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Mixing and mastering are the final challenges in creating great recordings. Great mixes require both creativity and a practical understanding of process, while final masters require both a clear sense for purpose and specialized ears for achieving artistic goals. Mixing and Mastering in the Box gives readers the practical tools for accomplishing both of these tasks while highlighting the artistry of the creative process. While much of the information presented in Mixing and Mastering in the Box is applicable to those using analog mixing gear, or a hybrid of digital and analog tools, the book focuses directly on working completely within the Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). Author Steve Savage lets readers in on such topics as the secrets of collaboration and using EQ, compression, delay, reverb, and brickwall limiting to improve the sound of records, each topic illustrated with a myriad of concrete examples. Mixing and Mastering in the Box is the ultimate reference manual for the home recordist and the perfect basic to intermediate text for any DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) training class in mixing or mastering. The book is also ideal for readers who handle their own mixing and mastering or who wish - or are professionally required - to be better informed when collaborating on mixes and masters.

Metal Music Manual

Producing, Engineering, Mixing, and Mastering Contemporary Heavy Music
Author: Mark Mynett
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317611055
Category: Music
Page: 396
View: 7305
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Metal Music Manual shows you the creative and technical processes involved in producing contemporary heavy music for maximum sonic impact. From pre-production to final mastered product, and fundamental concepts to advanced production techniques, this book contains a world of invaluable practical information. Assisted by clear discussion of critical audio principles and theory, and a comprehensive array of illustrations, photos, and screen grabs, Metal Music Manual is the essential guide to achieving professional production standards. The extensive companion website features multi-track recordings, final mixes, processing examples, audio stems, etc., so you can download the relevant content and experiment with the techniques you read about. The website also features video interviews the author conducted with the following acclaimed producers, who share their expertise, experience, and insight into the processes involved: Fredrik Nordström (Dimmu Borgir, At The Gates, In Flames) Matt Hyde (Slayer, Parkway Drive, Children of Bodom) Ross Robinson (Slipknot, Sepultura, Machine Head) Logan Mader (Gojira, DevilDriver, Fear Factory) Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Killswitch Engage, Testament) Jens Bogren (Opeth, Kreator, Arch Enemy) Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, Soilwork, Behemoth) Nick Raskulinecz (Mastodon, Death Angel, Trivium) Quotes from these interviews are featured throughout Metal Music Manual, with additional contributions from: Ross "Drum Doctor" Garfield (one of the world’s top drum sound specialists, with Metallica and Slipknot amongst his credits) Andrew Scheps (Black Sabbath, Linkin Park, Metallica) Maor Appelbaum (Sepultura, Faith No More, Halford)

Edm Mixing Guide

How to Mix Like a Pro with 12 Powerful Edm Mixing Secrets
Author: Screech House
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781986592109
Category:
Page: 92
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LOUDER MIXES, HIGHER QUALITY, LESS WORK INSTANTLY CREATE HIGH QUALITY EDM SONGS THAT WILL BLOW PEOPLE AWAY! ANY OF THIS SOUND FAMILIAR? "Why is my song so quiet?" "I don't know what it is, but I can't make my song sound the way it should." "How do you get it to sound like that? I tried so much!" "How do I put different sounds together without messing up my mix?" "I tried everything, but my tracks always sound less powerful." Let's face it: getting a loud, clean and powerful mix can be frustrating... REALLY frustrating. Unless you're a pro, this is the number one problem everybody keeps struggling with. IT'S TIME TO CUT THE CONFUSION ABOUT WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE HIGH-QUALITY EDM TRACKS Steal my mixing shortcuts and save 10 years of struggling to get to that elite level. Get immediate results by modelling my mixing secrets. Save thousands of dollars, because you DON'T need expensive hardware and software. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN FROM THIS BOOK Discover the 12 most common mixing mistakes. Learn how to avoid making these mistakes and use them as powerful mixing strategies. Find out how to apply the mixing strategies and get these massive benefits. BUT WHAT'S MOST IMPORTANT Get to see the bigger picture of EDM mixing by understanding the fundamental concepts. Learn what works immediately without having to put in more effort. Get incredible results by cutting right through all the unnecessary fluff and overcomplications. THESE ARE THE REAL DEAD-SIMPLE SECRETS OF THE PROS You won't find this material anywhere else, yet for only the price of burger, your songs can get to the exact same level as the pros. And the good news is: it's actually really easy! But you have to act today and click that BUY NOW button, because I don't know how much longer this offer will last. If it's gone, it's gone and so are all these mixing secrets. FREE SAMPLE PACK WITH EVERY PURCHASE As a special gift, you'll also get a FREE high-quality hardstyle sample pack to kickstart your EDM production. This is my way of saying "thank you" and showing appreciation to the Screech House community. PROOF I WALK THE TALK Inside the book there are links to my popular website and YouTube channel. You can also listen to some real mixing results as proof that I walk the talk. Just click the links in the book to see these powerful strategies in action. DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY RIGHT NOW Are you ready? Then let's crank up your mix right away and we'll meet on the inside of this book! :-) - Cep (Music producer & creator of Screech House) EDM Mixing Guide How to Mix Like a Pro with 12 Powerful EDM Mixing Secrets By Cep from Screech House

Pro Audio Mastering Made Easy

Give Your Mix a Commercial Sounding Finish Without Buying More Gear
Author: David S. Eley
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781495921001
Category:
Page: 234
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Review via email from Earle Holder, award winning Mastering Engineer at HDQTRZ Mastering Studios, Mastering Engineer for Public Enemy, and creator of the 'Har-Bal' Harmonic Equaliser: "Hello David I have always believed that one is never too old to learn something new. I purchased your material because it appeared that you have a real passion for your craft as do I. I thought your tutorials were well written and easily understood. The area that I read where you stated that you were mastering a project for an individual over a three year period was priceless. I was easily able to relate to your dilemma of constantly improving your craft and the need to go back and redo the previous masters because you were constantly learning and becoming more proficient. There is plenty of business to go around so I support my fellow mastering engineers who appear to be honorable. Both of your books were a breath of fresh air and I will be sure to tell others who are getting started in this wonderful field to purchase your books. Cheers" Earle Holder Chief Mastering Engineer HDQTRZ Mastering Studios Some reviews via social media: Jacob Longoria via Twitter: "Your information has taken me from trying to figure it out, to getting it done with repeat clients. Thank you!" Christian Ghahremanian via FaceBook: "Hi David! Ive already purchased your second book, thx. I just write to you to say thanks! I really love dynamic stuff and I admire Bob Katzs effort for his K-Measurement - but I always had problems to hold the pressure at 0... no matter which K-standard I were trying to use... After reading your books and refreshing all the stuff Ive already learnt years ago, I finally dont have a problem anymore to master considering Ks standard, and my works sound great now!.. Thanks David that youve written books like this...they are really educating and well written - good job! BR Christian Ghahremanian" And many more great reviews on the author's website. Message from the author: Most people don't have access to racks of high end mastering equipment, you're probably one of them. Websites like YouTube and SoundCloud are fuelling an explosion in the amount of DIY producers uploading their music to the internet. This is great for audio mastering engineers as it means there's plenty of work to go around, but some artists struggle to afford to pay for professional mastering every time they want to upload a new track for their fans to listen to. This book explains and demonstrates how to achieve a commercial sounding finish using software found in any typical home/project studio. You may wonder if that's possible but I know it can be done. I started an audio mastering business using nothing more than standard plugins and clever techniques. Customers loved my work and kept coming back. Over time as my business built up, I was able to buy more expensive equipment, but I still stick to the original techniques that I know will get a commercial sound, no matter what tools are used. Here's why: About the first 90% of getting that commercial sound is technique. The final 10% is the tools you use. So before you go and buy the most expensive compressor and EQ, it's a lot more financially worthwhile to instead invest some 'time' rather than money into learning the techniques used to get a commercial sounding finish. It can be done with what you already possess. Is this book for you? 1.Containing hot topics like how to get it REALLY loud and still sound spacious and dynamic. 2.Reveals how a mix should sound to produce a commercial volume and radio quality master. 3.Explains how psychoacoustic manipulation can be used to spread sound all around the listener. 4.Provides you with everything you need to know to get your final sound as big as your fattest tune in your iTunes library - never have to pay for mastering again. Pro Audio Mastering Made Easy is a product of David S Eley Ltd."

Recording Secrets for the Small Studio


Author: Mike Senior
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317999908
Category: Music
Page: 448
View: 3571
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Discover how to achieve commercial-grade recordings, even in the smallest studios, by applying power-user techniques from the world's most successful producers. Recording Secrets for the Small Studio is an intensive training course specifically designed for small-studio enthusiasts who want a fast track to release-quality results. Based on the backroom strategies of more than 200 famous names, this thorough and down-to-earth guide leads you through a logical sequence of practical tasks to build your live-room skills progressively from the ground up. On the way, you'll unravel the mysteries of many specialist studio tactics and gain the confidence to tackle a full range of real-world recording situations. User-friendly explanations introduce technical concepts on a strictly need-to-know basis, while chapter summaries, assignments, and extensive online resources are perfect for school and college use. * Learn the fundamental principles of mic technique that you can apply in any recording scenario -- and how to avoid those rookie mistakes that all too often compromise the sonics of lower-budget productions. * Explore advanced techniques which help industry insiders maintain their competitive edge even under the most adverse conditions: creative phase manipulation, improvised acoustics tweaks, inventive monitoring workarounds, subtle psychological tricks... * Find out where you don't need to spend money, as well as how to make a limited budget really count. * Make the best use of limited equipment and session time, especially in situations where you're engineering and producing single-handed. * Pick up tricks and tips from celebrated engineers and producers across the stylistic spectrum, including Steve Albini, Roy Thomas Baker, Joe Barresi, Tchad Blake, Bruce Botnick, Joe Chiccarelli, Neil Dorfsman, Jack Douglas, Geoff Emerick, Paul Epworth, Humberto Gatica, Nigel Godrich, Andy Johns, Eddie Kramer, Kevin Killen, George Massenburg, Hugh Padgham, Alan Parsons, Jack Joseph Puig, Phil Ramone, Bob Rock, Elliott Scheiner, Al Schmitt, Bruce Swedien, Butch Vig, Tony Visconti, and many, many more...

Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio


Author: Mike Senior
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135136880X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 432
View: 3490
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Discover how to achieve release-quality mixes even in the smallest studios by applying power-user techniques from the world's most successful producers. Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio is the best-selling primer for small-studio enthusiasts who want chart-ready sonics in a hurry. Drawing on the back-room strategies of more than 160 famous names, this entertaining and down-to-earth guide leads you step-by-step through the entire mixing process. On the way, you'll unravel the mysteries of every type of mix processing, from simple EQ and compression through to advanced spectral dynamics and "fairy dust" effects. User-friendly explanations introduce technical concepts on a strictly need-to-know basis, while chapter summaries and assignments are perfect for school and college use. ▪ Learn the subtle editing, arrangement, and monitoring tactics which give industry insiders their competitive edge, and master the psychological tricks which protect you from all the biggest rookie mistakes. ▪ Find out where you don't need to spend money, as well as how to make a limited budget really count. ▪ Pick up tricks and tips from leading-edge engineers working on today's multi-platinum hits, including Derek "MixedByAli" Ali, Michael Brauer, Dylan "3D" Dresdow, Tom Elmhirst, Serban Ghenea, Jacquire King, the Lord-Alge brothers, Tony Maserati, Manny Marroquin, Noah "50" Shebib, Mark "Spike" Stent, DJ Swivel, Phil Tan, Andy Wallace, Young Guru, and many, many more... Now extensively expanded and updated, including new sections on mix-buss processing, mastering, and the latest advances in plug-in technology.

Audio Engineering 101

A Beginner's Guide to Music Production
Author: Tim Dittmar
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317210158
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 244
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Pratical, concise, and approachable, Audio Engineering 101, Second Edition covers everything aspiring audio engineers need to know to make it in the recording industry, from the characteristics of sound to microphones, analog versus digital recording, EQ/compression, mixing, mastering, and career skills. Filled with hand-on, step-by-step technique breakdowns and all-new interviews with active professionals, this updated edition includes instruction in using digital consoles, iPads for mixing, audio apps, plug-ins, home studios, and audio for podcasts. An extensive companion website features fifteen new video tutorials, audio clips, equipment lists, quizzes, and student exercises.

Macro-Mixing for the Small Recording Studio

Produce Better Mixes, Faster Than Ever Using Simple Techniques That Actually Work
Author: Amos Clarke
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781517517953
Category:
Page: 114
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Macro-Mixing For The Small Recording Studio Learn fast, simple, and powerful mixing techniques to create dynamic mixes in less time than ever before Macro-Mixing For The Small Recording Studio is intended for beginner and intermediate mixing engineers who want to find new ways to massively improve their workflow and the quality of their studio mixes. The book is packed with techniques, examples, guides, and tips to help you create a 'break-through' with your mixing. The author includes anecdotes from his own experience working with bands and working on mixing projects. The book focuses on simple techniques about compression, equalisation and panning - the cornerstone of any great mix. Each chapter is clearly laid out with an overview and summary section at the end, with limited tech-speak to make the book an enjoyable and easy read. Read This Book If You Want To:+ Learn new techniques to produce better mixes in less time + Speed up your workflow using a 'process' approach + Learn to focus on what really counts and avoid distractions + Achieve better results with less plugins and a simpler approach + Find more time to mix + Ditch bad habits that prevent your progress + And much, much more

56 Mix Tips for the Small Recording Studio

Practical Techniques to Take Your Mixes to the Next Level
Author: Amos P. W. Clarke
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781508793236
Category:
Page: 106
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56 Down-And-Dirty Practical Mixing Techniques To Take Your Recordings To The Next Level Flip to any page, read the technique, and apply itIt's really that simple. This is not a book that trawls relentlessly through the world history of mixing before providing any useful advice. It simply gets straight into the business of giving you real tried and proven mixing tips that actually work. And there's plenty to keep you busy. The book covers processing such as compression, equalization, panning, parallel compression, transient manipulation, harmonic distortion, delay based effects and much more. The real value is how combinations of processing work to create magic in your mixes. Clear Explanations For Each Tip: What It Is, Why It Works, And How To Do ItThe book is formatted consistently so that each tip has a clear explanation of what it will achieve, why it works and how to do it. You can get straight to it and start applying the techniques immediately into your own mixing projects. The focus of the book has been to keep it practical and informative. This is a 'how-to' manual that is clear, concise and an easy read. The book also includes a short glossary at the rear. Add Professional Level Techniques To Your Mixing ArsenalThese mixing tips have been developed by the author based on over 10 years working professionally in production, recording and mixing.They are a collection of his most loved and utilised techniques, based on his own research, knob-twiddling, and discussions with other engineers. These are guaranteed to be effective in adding professional level expertise to your work-flow. Get A Mixing Break-throughThis book contains mixing techniques that could create the mixing break-through you've been looking for! Do you need solid, punchy drums; a lead vocal that really sits solidly and clearly in the mix; more definition and clarity to your entire mix? All these and more are ready and waiting.

Music Theory: Simple Music Theory for Electronic Music Production


Author: Roy Wilkenfeld
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781534728905
Category:
Page: 60
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Are you an aspiring electronic music producer who isn't trained in music theory? Are you looking for a fast but effective guide to music theory to learn musical concepts, principles and take your music to a whole new, professional level? Look no further, "Music Theory" is exactly what you need. Learn music theory effectively with easy-to-understand teaching methods. Learn scales, modes, chords, melody and rhythm easily by looking at informative images and spot-on descriptions - no confusing music theory methodology used in this book! Take the theory instantly into action by proactively learning the methods taught in this book. The simplistic beauty of "Music Theory" does you a favor in learning music theory... Easy-to-follow, Straight to the point -guide Music theory visualized on the piano keyboard 6 chapters covering essential music theory Excellent imagery to learn from Understandable descriptions of musical concepts Pro tips at the end of each concept to boost your learning Here's a preview of what you'll learn... The Piano keyboard Major and minor scales Modes Basics of rhythm and tempo Chords and chord inversions Melody and transposition Intervals All major and minor scales listed, as well as modes Take action today and acquire important skills in music theory to become the best musician you can be!

Song Arrangement for the Small Recording Studio


Author: Amos P. Clarke
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781522722564
Category:
Page: 132
View: 3578
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Overview A great song is much more than good lyrics or a catchy tune and far more than a great mix or a professional master. Many small studios attempt to craft great songs through mixing, mastering and using the latest plugins. They can find themselves distracted by the lure of special FX, EQ moves, and advanced compression techniques in their attempt to create sonic perfection. However, sonic perfection has little value if the very structure - the arrangement and organisation of song elements - is ignored. This book takes an in-depth look at how to create a great song arrangement using a vast range of techniques including pattern manipulation, repetition, and tonal character. The book covers many more techniques, principles and rules for creating great song arrangements, always with the goal of keeping the audience interested, engaged and wanting more. The book gets deeply into the application of Builds, Transitions, and Hooks, while addressing the issues of Groove, Pace, and Complexity. It focuses on the importance of establishing Lead elements in a song and their impact on song listenability. Also discussed, is the principle of arranging musical elements based on their tonal character and how careful placement in the panoramic soundstage can 'open up a mix', providing incredible depth and clarity. Summary Song Arrangement for the Small Studio is a well-crafted handbook that provides plenty of relevant theory, explanatory diagrams, relevant song examples, and practical steps for applying it in your own song production projects. It's the perfect resource for mixing engineers that want to go beyond plugins and mixing techniques and take their song productions to the next level.

Born a Crime

Stories from a South African Childhood
Author: Trevor Noah
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 0399588183
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, New York Times • Newsday • Esquire • NPR • Booklist Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love. Praise for Born a Crime “[A] compelling new memoir . . . By turns alarming, sad and funny, [Trevor Noah’s] book provides a harrowing look, through the prism of Mr. Noah’s family, at life in South Africa under apartheid. . . . Born a Crime is not just an unnerving account of growing up in South Africa under apartheid, but a love letter to the author’s remarkable mother.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “[An] unforgettable memoir.”—Parade “What makes Born a Crime such a soul-nourishing pleasure, even with all its darker edges and perilous turns, is reading Noah recount in brisk, warmly conversational prose how he learned to negotiate his way through the bullying and ostracism. . . . What also helped was having a mother like Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah. . . . Consider Born a Crime another such gift to her—and an enormous gift to the rest of us.”—USA Today “[Noah] thrives with the help of his astonishingly fearless mother. . . . Their fierce bond makes this story soar.”—People “[Noah’s] electrifying memoir sparkles with funny stories . . . and his candid and compassionate essays deepen our perception of the complexities of race, gender, and class.”—Booklist (starred review) “A gritty memoir . . . studded with insight and provocative social criticism . . . with flashes of brilliant storytelling and acute observations.”—Kirkus Reviews

Fluent Forever

How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It
Author: Gabriel Wyner
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 038534810X
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 336
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The ultimate rapid language-learning guide! For those who’ve despaired of ever learning a foreign language, here, finally, is a book that will make the words stick. At thirty years old, Gabriel Wyner speaks six languages fluently. He didn’t learn them in school -- who does? -- rather, he learned them in the past few years, working on his own and practicing on the subway, using simple techniques and free online resources. In Fluent Forever Wyner reveals what he’s discovered. The greatest challenge to learning a foreign language is the challenge of memory; there are just too many words and too many rules. For every new word we learn, we seem to forget two old ones, and as a result, fluency can seem out of reach. Fluent Forever tackles this challenge head-on. With empathy for the language-challenged and abundant humor, Wyner deconstructs the learning process, revealing how to build a foreign language in your mind from the ground up. Starting with pronunciation, you’ll learn how to rewire your ears and turn foreign sounds into familiar sounds. You'll retrain your tongue to produce those sounds accurately, using tricks from opera singers and actors. Next, you'll begin to tackle words, and connect sounds and spellings to imagery, rather than translations, which will enable you to think in a foreign language. And with the help of sophisticated spaced-repetition techniques, you'll be able to memorize hundreds of words a month in minutes every day. Soon, you'll gain the ability to learn grammar and more difficult abstract words--without the tedious drills and exercises of language classes and grammar books. This is brain hacking at its most exciting, taking what we know about neuroscience and linguistics and using it to create the most efficient and enjoyable way to learn a foreign language in the spare minutes of your day.

36 Song Arrangement Tips for the Small Recording Studio

Practical Arrangement Tips to Take Your Songs to the Next Level
Author: Amos P. Clarke
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781539852995
Category:
Page: 92
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FREE EBOOK WITH EVERY PURCHASEI'm giving away my FREE arrangement tips Graphics Ebook to my readers. It contains detailed explanatory graphics, printable posters, templates, and a checklist for using with your own song arrangements ABOUT THIS BOOK36 Song Arrangement Tips for the Small Recording Studio is a straight-to-the-point compilation of song arrangement techniques that will help you create great song productions. This book has similar content to the author's other book, Song Arrangement for the Small Recording Studio. However, 36 Song Arrangement Tips for the Small Recording Studio is formatted into an easy-to-read, tips-based book that is a perfect companion in the studio for the song-writer, producer or mixing engineer. Included in this book are brand new tips not covered in the author's previous book, and each tip is topped off with a summary of key points and suggestions on how to apply the tips to your own songs. ARRANGEMENT IS A CRITICAL PART OF THE SONG PRODUCTION PROCESS WHICH IS REGULARLY OVERLOOKED IN LESS PROFESSIONAL MUSIC PRODUCTIONSFor the small studio operator, focusing only on the mix, the recording or the master is simply not enough if you want to craft great music. Implementing good arrangement techniques can enhance an original composition well beyond its original intentions, creating a song production that can hook your audience and have them coming back for more. GREAT ARRANGEMENT CAN MASSIVELY IMPROVE A SONG PRODUCTION IN SO MANY WAYSFrom refining the structure and improving artist performance, to optimising repetition and developing the lead elements, arrangement is a critical key to crafting engaging music. Further refinement can be done by such things as focusing on 'clash detection', 'filling the holes', and visually mapping the dynamic energy flow of a song. These concepts and many more are covered in this book. COVERS A RANGE OF WELL-KNOWN AND LESSER KNOWN ARRANGEMENT TECHNIQUESEach tip has an overview, a short and detailed explanation with examples, and all topped off with a brief summary and ideas on how to apply the tip. FREE GRAPHICS EBOOKReaders are offered a free Graphics Ebook that further supplements the tips in the book, including an arrangement checklist, blank templates, actual examples, and more. GRAB YOUR COPY NOW!36 Song Arrangement Tips for the Small Recording Studio can work as a great studio reference for the mixing engineer, the song-writer or the producer. For the price of a coffee and a doughnut, you can get years of experience that will enhance every song production you work on from here on in. So what are you waiting for?

GarageBand 2

The Missing Manual
Author: David Pogue
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596100353
Category: Computers
Page: 257
View: 952
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Whether you're a professional musician or a mere novice, Apple's GarageBand software has everything you need to produce commercial-quality recordings entirely on your own. Just imagine how many thousands of singers and instrumentalists remain undiscovered because they lack the capability to produce viable demos. Well, no more. Now there's no need to assemble a backup band or book time at a professional studio--GarageBand has it covered. And GarageBand 2: The Missing Manual gives you the know-how you need to make it all happen. It's an authoritative, witty guide to constructing digital recordings with GarageBand. Written by the master of the Missing Manual series, and a musician himself, David Pogue, this top-selling book shows you how to maximize the program's entire set of tools. Pre-recorded loops, sampled sounds, live recordings--they're all explained in easy-to-understand language. It also shows you how to apply professional-sounding effects like reverb or chorusing, and then export the finished product to iTunes, where you can download your work to an iPod, export it as an MP3, or burn it onto CDs. Now revised to reflect GarageBand's latest features, this book's second edition also addresses how to: use GarageBand's eight-track capabilities display music notation in real time enhance timing and pitch for better quality recordings change the tempo and key of recorded instruments tune guitars with GarageBand before recording So if you're chasing a dream or just having fun, GarageBand 2: The Missing Manual is the only resource you need to make the finest musical recordings possible.

How to EQ and Compress


Author: Conrad Canales Leon
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 1618628887
Category: Music
Page: 19
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Before beginning your journey of becoming a self-taught or academically trained sound engineer, you need to read this book. How to use EQ & Compressor will introduce simple concepts and visual aids to use for your reference as you learn how to masterfully mix sound. It will help speed up your learning curve and teach you to apply your knowledge and creativity to all your works.

The Anarchist Cookbook


Author: William Powell
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1387589660
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: N.A
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The Anarchist Cookbook will shock, it will disturb, it will provoke. It places in historical perspective an era when "Turn on, Burn down, Blow up" are revolutionary slogans of the day. Says the author" "This book... is not written for the members of fringe political groups, such as the Weatherman, or The Minutemen. Those radical groups don't need this book. They already know everything that's in here. If the real people of America, the silent majority, are going to survive, they must educate themselves. That is the purpose of this book." In what the author considers a survival guide, there is explicit information on the uses and effects of drugs, ranging from pot to heroin to peanuts. There i detailed advice concerning electronics, sabotage, and surveillance, with data on everything from bugs to scramblers. There is a comprehensive chapter on natural, non-lethal, and lethal weapons, running the gamut from cattle prods to sub-machine guns to bows and arrows.