10th Edition

Modern Recording Techniques A Practical Guide to Modern Music Production

    680 Pages 462 B/W Illustrations
    by Focal Press

    680 Pages 462 B/W Illustrations
    by Focal Press

    Modern Recording Techniques is the bestselling, authoritative guide to sound and music recording. Whether you’re just starting out or are looking to improve your skills, this book provides an in-depth guide to the art and technologies of music production and is a must-have reference for all audio bookshelves.

    Using its familiar and accessible writing style, this new edition has been fully updated, presenting the latest production technologies and including detailed coverage of digital audio workstations (DAWs), networked audio, musical instrument digital interface (MIDI), signal processing and much more. Modern Recording Techniques is supported by a host of video tutorials, which provide additional listening and visual examples, making this text essential reading for students, instructors and professionals.

    This updated tenth edition includes:

    • Newly expanded "Art and Technology" chapters, providing more tips, tricks and insights for getting the best out of your recording, mixing, monitoring and mastering
    • An expanded MIDI chapter to include MIDI 2.0
    • More in-depth coverage of digital audio and the digital audio workstation
    • Greater coverage of immersive audio, including Dolby Atmos Production

    1. Introduction  2. Sound and Hearing  3. Studio Acoustics and Design  4. Microphones: Design and Application  5. The Analog Tape Recorder  6. Digital Audio Technology  7. The Digital Audio Workstation  8. Groove Tools and Techniques  9. MIDI and Electronic Music Technology  10. The iOS in Music Production  11. Multimedia and the Web  12. Synchronization  13. Amplifiers  14. Power- and Ground-Related Issues  15. Signal Processing  16. The Art and Technology of Monitoring  17. The Art and Technology of Recording  18. The Art and Technology of Mixing  19. The Art and Technology of Mastering  20. Immersive Audio  21. Media Distribution and Manufacturing  22. It's all about the Journey


    David Miles Huber is a 4x Grammy®-nominated producer and musician in the electronic dance and surround-sound genres, whose music has sold over the million mark. His latest music and collaborations can be heard at davidmileshuber.com and davidmileshuber.bandcamp.com.

    Emiliano Caballero is a 2x Latin Grammy®-nominated mix engineer, recording engineer and music producer based in Los Angeles, California (www.emilianocaballero.com). He produces his own music under the name "Zelmar" (www.zelmarmusic.com) and is also one of the co-founders of the plugin company Leapwing Audio.