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Music Production: Recording
A Guide for Producers, Engineers, and Musicians

ISBN 9780240522739
Published April 19, 2013 by Routledge
368 Pages 100 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The sound recorder is the ‘mirror with a memory’ for those who listen. With it we can capture glimpses of our reality, producing ‘pictures’ as we express ourselves. These may ultimately serve as reminders of who we were and of our dreams…

Your recordings are the vehicle for your compositions. Improve the artistry of your productions with this techniques guide, which focuses throughout on musicality and how your decisions affect it. Author Carlos Lellis Ferreira walks you through the recording process, bringing aesthetic considerations into each discussion. Learn visually with detailed diagrams and clear explanations of best practices.

Unlike many other recording books, Music Production: Recording is organized around real-world scenarios, with details about roles and responsibilities that help you navigate through key stages of production.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Julian "Jules" Standen, Introduction: The Art of Recording Part I: Core Concepts  1. Recording Environments  2. The Recording Team  3. The Tools Part II: Pre-Production 4. Preparing to Record Part III: Production 5. Studio Preparation  6. Live Room Setup  7. The Control Room Setup  8. The Sound Check  9. The Musician's Cue Mix  10. Tracking  11. Overdubbing  12. A Few Words on Studio Psychology  13. The Monitor or Reference Mix  14. Session Information Outro: Is it Worth It Appendices 1. Working with References  2. Bar Charts  3. Equal Loudness Contours  4. Instrument Part Names  5. Setting Gain Structure and Routing Signals  6. Replacing Drum Heads / Drum Tuning and Timbre

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Carlos Lellis Ferreira holds an SAE/Middlesex University MA in Creative Media and a diploma Summa Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music. He has worked as an engineer and producer with artists such as Rosabella Gregory, Joby Talbot and Grammy Award winners Sir John Tavener and Thomas Dybdahl amongst many others. He is currently the Audio Production programme leader at SAE Institute, UK.