1st Edition

Secrets of Recording
Professional Tips, Tools & Techniques





ISBN 9780240811277
Published December 24, 2008 by Routledge
232 Pages

USD $34.95

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Book Description

Packed with studio tips and professional tricks and more than 200 illustrations, Secrets of Recording by Lorne Bregitzer makes it easier than ever to create pro-quality music at home. This book is the only reference you will ever need to start producing and engineering your music, or other artists' music, in your own home studio. Covering less than ideal acoustics, solving problems before they occur, tools of the editing phase, and much more, you can gain the knowledge and know-how to make your recordings sound like pro recordings -- understand the technology, use it in the right way and you can make a good recording great.

Table of Contents

Chap 1. Creating a greating recording from the start; 1.1 Fine-Tuning your studio; 1.2 Working with musicians, 1.3 Click Tracks, 1.4 The Recording Process, 1.5 Recording the basic tracks, 1.6 General Digital Editing, 1.7 A final word on getting a great start in the studio

Chap 2. Timing Correction; 2.1 Intro to timing correction, 2.2 Beat Detective, 2.3 Elastic Time, 2.4 A final word about timing correction

Chap 3. Replacing Sounds; 3.1 Replacing sounds overview, 3.2 Building a sound library, 3.3 SoundReplacer, 3.4 Drumagog, 3.5 A final word about replacing or triggering sounds

Chap 4. Pitch Correction; 4.1 Pitch correction overview, 4.2 Auto-Tune, 4.3 Melodyne, 4.4 A final word about pitch correction

Chap 5. Emulated Effects; 5.1 Guitar cabinet emulators, 5.2 Emulated compressors, 5.3 Emulated equalizers, 5.4 Modeled delays, 5.5 Convolutions signal processing, 5.6 A final word about using emulated effects

Chap 6. Adding Midi Tracks to recordings; 6.1 Creating precussive and rhythmic loops, 6.2 Adding rhymthic melodic elements, 6.3 Emulated instruments, 6.4 A final word about adding MIDI tracks to a recording

Chap 7. Mixing Techniques; 7.1 Preparing the session, 7.2 Panning audio, 7.3 Mixing drum tracks, 7.4 Bass, 7.5 Guitars, 7.6 Keyboard parts, 7.7 Lead vocals, 7.8 Automation, 7.9 Completing the mix, 7.10 Archiving the project, 7.11 A final word on mixing

Chap 8. Mastering the recording; 8.1 Introduction to mastering, 8.2 Mastering the recording yourself, 8.3 A final word on mastering

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