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Wether your looking for a studio or want to work in one, we have information, advice, books and essential resources.

There are lessons available plus articles from professional sound engineers and producers plus links to studios, associations, organisations and sound engineering schools/courses.


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HOME & STUDIO RECORDING BOOKS
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cover The Art of Mixing
A Visual Guide to Recording, Engineering, and Production
An excellent book for anyone wishing to learn about home and studio recording or to brush up on their knowledge. Easy to read with tons of illustrations this book tells you how to get the most out of recording and mixing.  Essential information including how to place instruments in the mix and explainations of terms like 'EQ', 'Fat' and 'Sparkle' with advice for all styles of music from metal, hip hop, house, dance, pop, rock to classical.
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cover The Art of Record Production
A comprehensive paperback full of advice on producing your own record, technical tips and recording techniques

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cover The Drummer's Studio Survival Guide
How to Get the Best Possible Drum Tracks on Any Recording Project (The Studio Series)
Recording the rhythm track for any project can be a nightmare.  This book alleviates the pressure by providing even the most inexperienced with clear guidance on how to position microphones, recording techniques and more. An asset to any drummer, percussionist or sound engineer!
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cover The Home Studio Guide to Microphones
The author, Loren Alldrin , 13 April, 1998 - Here's a hint: it's not in your latest 24-bit effects processor or whiz-bang digital recorder.   Instead, great recordings start with the right microphone positioned well.  Sound simple? It is. - In The Home Studio Guide to Microphones, you'll learn how mics work, how they differ and which mic to use when. Plus, you'll learn how to best record dozens of popular instruments. Finally, an extensive buyer's guide gives you specs and application info on over 70 popular mics.
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cover How to Run a Recording Session (Pro Audio Series)
The author, Jayce De Santis jayce@javanet.com , 17 February, 1998 - My book will take the recording musician, first timer or experienced pro, through the often puzzling process of a recording session. A completely non technical work, "How To Run A Recording Session", deals with the roles and responsibilities of the people involved. Drawing on my own twenty plus years of experience, and those of friends and colleagues, I wrote to give a new and fuller understanding of everything involved from choosing songs and a studio, to planning the actual session, to what to do with the final product. I also explain the duties of the engineer, the producer, and the artist in a clear and rational way. I kept the language light and entertaining throughout. No "tech speak". I know of no other book currently on the market that deals with these important subjects. No musician should even think of booking time in a recording studio before reading this book. You will save time, money, and a lot of frustration in the studio by reading this book. A handy glossary of terms and an extensive resources/contacts section are also included.
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cover Live Sound
Explains how to build an efficient sound system, and gives advice on monitor mixing, avoiding feedback, and using effects while recording. Whether you are an engineer working with a large sound system, or just a gigging band using a few amps and a mixer, you'll get more out of your sound system with this book. Its hands-on approach covers choice and use of microphones, direct injection, mixing, monitoring and foldback, automation and MIDI, and use of effects - EQ, compressors, reverb and delay. There are sections on multimedia, troubleshooting, minimising mains interference, hum and feedback, and some welcome advice on safety aspects of a live gig. It includes case studies of a rock concert, a classical concert, a cabaret show, and a musical production in a theatre. With a chapter on connectors and the principles of sound, the whole thing is nicely rounded off with a glossary of terms and a useful list of industry contacts. A sound investment!
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cover Live Sound Reinforcement
A Comprehensive Guide to P.A. and Music Reinforcement Systems and Technology
A reader from Austin, Texas, USA , 30 September, 1997 - Comprehensive sound reinforcement overview. This is an excellent overview of the wide range of sound reinforcement concepts and technology. Everything is explained with clear language and diagrams that are accessible to non-specialists. Yet, the material is covered in impressive depth. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to learn more about this fascinating subject.
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cover Music Technology Reference Book
Don't waste your time searching for information - with this book you'll have it at your fingertips. It's an indispensable reference for the musician or sound professional working in the recording, broadcast, live, video, computer, multimedia, post production and theatre industries. It will be in daily use with its charts, planners, checklists, useful hints, tips and ideas. It also includes a glossary of terms and is comprehensively indexed.
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cover Recording and Production Techniques
A manual for the recording musician which covers the techniques used to record and produce contemporary music. Looks at planning and recording a session, with coverage of both traditional analogue equipment and digital machines, including tapeless recording
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cover Recording Techniques for Small Studios
Whether you are a recording musician or a recording engineer learning the trade, David Mellor tells you everything you need to know to get the best from the studio recording process. Everything from planning the recording session, microphone techniques, recording vocals, drums, guitars and keyboards, using MIDI and synchronising, operating the mixing console, the use of compressors and noise gates, equalisation, location recording, adding effects, monitoring, mixdown, digital and hard disk recording - and much more. With useful appendices giving lists of UK recording studios and a glossary of terms, it's a book no recording musician or engineer can afford to be without. About the Author - David Mellor is a composer and musician who produces music for radio, film, television and CD in his home recording studio. His music and recordings are frequently heard on BBC TV and Radio, Independent Television and Channel 4. He has worked as a sound engineer at the Royal Opera House, Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and other major venues in the UK and abroad.
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cover Sound Reinforcement Handbook
A reader from Atlanta, Ga., 24 April, 1999 - Sound Engineering 101 in one book. If you are going to regularly use Sound Equipment, you want this book. Reading this book will enable you to learn 3 things:
  • 1) How sound equipment works
  • 2) How to set up and operate it
  • 3) The basics of electricity and sound physics.

If you master the information contained in this book you will be a very effective engineer.
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