Audio Production Tips: Getting the Sound Right at the Source provides practical and accessible information detailing the production processes for recording today’s bands. By demonstrating how to "get the sound right at the source," author Peter Dowsett lays the appropriate framework to discuss the technical requirements of optimizing the sound of a source. Through its coverage of critical listening, pre-production, arrangement, drum tuning, gain staging and many other areas of music production, Audio Production Tips allows you to build the wide array of skills that apply to the creative process of music production. Broken into two parts, the book first presents foundational concepts followed by more specific production advice on a range of instruments.
Please visit the accompanying companion website, available at www.audioproductiontips.com, for resources that further support the book’s practical approach.
Chapter 1: Production Philosophies, Your Ears and Critical Listening
Chapter 2: Project Management and Pre-Production
Chapter 3: Basic Music Theory
Chapter 4: Song Structure, Lyrics and Melody
Chapter 5: Advanced Music Theory
Chapter 6: Arrangement and Orchestration
Chapter 7: Demystifying Recording Levels
Chapter 8: Microphone, Pre-Amp and Live Room Choice
Chapter 9: The Critical Listening Environment
Chapter 10: Decision-Making and General Recording Techniques
Chapter 11: Tracking Drums
Chapter 12: Tracking Electric and Bass Guitar
Chapter 13: Tracking Other Instrumentation
Chapter 14: Tracking Vocals