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Music Production

Learn How to Record, Mix, and Master Music, 3rd Edition

By Hans Weekhout

Routledge

384 pages

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Description

We’re all able to record music; a smartphone will get you quick results. But for a good sound, a lot more is involved. Acoustics, microphone placement, and effects have a huge influence on the resulting sound.

Music Production: Learn How to Record, Mix, and Master Music will teach you how to record, mix, and master music. With accessible language for both beginner and advanced readers, the book contains countless illustrations, includes tips and tricks for all the popular digital audio workstations and provides coverage of common plugins and processors. Also included is a section dedicated to mastering in a home studio. With hundreds of tips and techniques for both the starting and advanced music producer, this is your must-have guide.

Table of Contents

  • PREFACE
  • INTRODUCTION

PART I RECORDING

• 1/ PRODUCTION: THE STUDIO AS AN INSTRUMENT

• 2/ IN THE STUDIO

• 3/ ANALOG RECORDING

• 4/ SPEAKERS AND ACOUSTICS

• 5/ MICROPHONES

• 6/ RECORDING TECHNIQUES

• 7/ RECORDING | DRUMS AND PERCUSSION

• 8/ RECORDING | OTHER INSTRUMENTS

• 9/ DIGITAL AUDIO WORKSTATION AND MIDI

• 10/ RECORDING ON THE COMPUTER

• 11/ THE RECORDING SESSION

PART II MIXING

• 12/ EFFECTS | EQUALIZERS

• 13/ EFFECTS | ECHO/DELAY

• 14/ EFFECTS | REVERB

• 15/ EFFECTS | COMPRESSION AND LIMITING

• 16/ ORGANIZING A PROJECT

• 17/ SETTING GOALS FOR THE MIX

• 18/ WORKFLOW OF THE MIX

• 19/ MIXING | DRUMS

• 20/ MIXING | BASS

• 21/ MIXING | GUITAR

• 22/ MIXING | KEYBOARDS

• 23/ MIXING | VOCALS

• 24/ GETTING MORE FROM THE MIX, COMMON MISTAKES

• 25/ BOUNCING THE MIX

PART III ADVANCED MIXING TECHNIQUES

• 26/ VINTAGE EQ AND COMPRESSION

• ADVANCED MIXING TECHNIQUES | INTRODUCTION

• 27/ ADVANCED MIXING TECHNIQUES | DRUMS

• 28/ ADVANCED MIXING TECHNIQUES | BASS

• 29/ ADVANCED MIXING TECHNIQUES | GUITAR

• 30/ ADVANCED MIXING TECHNIQUES | VOCALS

PART IV MASTERING

• 31/ MASTERING

• 32/ DIY MASTERING

• 33/ JUST ONE LOUDER

PART V APPENDICIES

• APPENDIX 1 | CHARACTERISTICS OF SOUND

• APPENDIX 2 | OUR HEARING

• INDEX

About the Author

Hans Weekhout is one of the best-known names in the Dutch studio scene. Besides collaborating with countless Dutch artists, he has worked with international artists like Prince, Falco, and Girls Aloud. Under the moniker of Capricorn, he scored a worldwide hit with the dance track “20 Hz.” As a lecturer in the Pop department of the Conservatory of Amsterdam, he teaches his students the intricacies of music production.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC001000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Acoustics & Sound