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8th Edition

Modern Recording Techniques

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ISBN 9780240824642
Published August 22, 2013 by Routledge
644 Pages

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Book Description

Master the tools and day-to-day practices of music recording and production. Learn the ins and outs of room acoustics and designing a studio. Gain techniques for mic placement and running a session. Get a solid grounding in both theory and industry practice. Modern Recording Techniques, the bestselling, authoritative guide to recording, provides everything you need to improve your craft.

"If you're serious about recording--whether you're an amateur enthusiast, a student, a musician, or an audio professional, you'll find this book an informative, in-depth, cover-to-cover read and a useful reference excellent read and a must-have reference book."

                                                                                                                  – MusicTech magazine

Expanded to include the latest digital audio technology, the eighth edition now has sections on touch technology, tablets, and newer connectivity options, such as Thunderbolt. It also includes revamped graphics throughout, and major updates of the sections covering DAWs, MIDI, and mastering. Whether you are just starting out or are looking for a step-up in the industry, Modern Recording Techniques provides an in-depth read on recording; it is a must-have for your audio bookshelf.

Table of Contents


CHAPTER 1 Introduction

CHAPTER 2 Sound and hearing

CHAPTER 3 Studio acoustics and design

CHAPTER 4 Microphones: design and application

CHAPTER 5 The analog tape recorder

CHAPTER 6 Digital audio technology

CHAPTER 7 The digital audio workstation

CHAPTER 8 Groove tools and techniques

CHAPTER 9 MIDI and electronic music technology

CHAPTER 10 Multimedia and the web

CHAPTER 11 Synchronization

CHAPTER 12 Amplifiers

CHAPTER 13 Power- and ground-related issues

CHAPTER 14 The art and technology of mixing

CHAPTER 15 Signal processing

CHAPTER 16 Noise reduction

CHAPTER 17 Monitoring

CHAPTER 18 Surround sound

CHAPTER 19 Mastering

CHAPTER 20 Product manufacture

CHAPTER 21 Studio tips and tricks

CHAPTER 22 Yesterday, today and tomorrow

Appendix A Continued education

Appendix B Tax tips for musicians


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David Miles Huber is a three-time, Grammy-nominated producer and musician in the electronic dance and surround-sound genres, whose music has sold over the million mark. His style combines lush beats and live acoustic instruments to create a "Zen-meets-Tech experience" that’s rich, enticing and energizing. His latest music and collaborations can be heard at

Dave is also widely acclaimed in the recording industry as a digital audio consultant, author and guest lecturer on the subject of digital audio and recording technology. In addition to Modern Recording Techniques, he’s written such books as The MIDI Manual (Focal Press) and Professional Microphone Techniques (Cengage).


"A comprehensive, readable, up-to-date guide to all facets of recording." - MIDI Classics®

"Practical information on state-of-the-art audio topics. ...Ideal for the practicing or aspiring recording engineer." -