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Bridging the gap from theory to programming, Designing Software Synthesizer Plug-Ins in C++ For RackAFX, VST3 and Audio Units contains complete code for designing and implementing software synthesizers for both Windows and Mac platforms. You will learn synthesizer operation, starting with the…
Paperback – 2014-11-24
Understanding and Crafting the Mix, 3rd edition provides the framework to identify, evaluate, and shape your recordings with clear and systematic methods. Featuring numerous exercises, this third edition allows you to develop critical listening and analytical skills to gain greater control over the…
Paperback – 2014-10-29
Capture great sound in the first place, and spend less time "fixing it in the mix" with Ian Corbett’s Mic It! Microphones, Microphone Techniques, and Their Impact on the Final Mix. With his expert guidance, you’ll quickly understand essential audio concepts as they relate to microphones and mic…
Paperback – 2014-10-20
Learn to use inexpensive and readily available parts to obtain state-of-the-art performance in all the vital parameters of noise, distortion, crosstalk and so on. With ample coverage of preamplifiers and mixers and a new chapter on headphone amplifiers, this practical handbook provides an extensive…
Paperback – 2014-08-22
With the evolution of the music business and the shifting influence of large record labels, the artist manager is now – more than ever – at the center of an artist’s career. Artist managers are tasked with keeping abreast of the music industry and supporting the artists under their management while…
Paperback – 2014-07-24
If you’ve ever handled live sound, you know the recipe for creating quality live sound requires many steps. Your list of ingredients, shall we say, requires an understanding of sound and how it behaves, the know-how to effectively use a sound system), and the knowledge to choose and use your gear…
Paperback – 2014-06-17
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You’ve spent a lot of time learning how to use the features of your video camera to take amazing pictures, but chances are the audio always gives you trouble! Today, with production budgets shrinking, many are being asked to go-it-alone and sound is a frequent pain point that can drag production…
Paperback – 2016-06-22
Sound Systems: Design and Optimization provides an accessible and unique perspective on the behavior of sound systems in the practical world. The third edition reflects current trends in the audio field thereby providing readers with the newest methodologies and techniques. In this greatly…
Paperback – 2016-03-24
Composing Music for Games is a guidebook for launching and maintaining a successful career as a video game composer. It offers a pragmatic approach to learning, intensified through challenging project assignments and simulations. Author Chance Thomas begins with the foundation of scoring…
Paperback – 2016-02-24
Over the past few years, Sound on Sound magazine has made one trip each month to a reader's studio - making high impact, low cost improvements. Utilizing knowledge from dozens of visits, the SOS team imparts invaluable troubleshooting advice.
Ahead of the First Annual LA Post Fest, our author Steven Saltzman and competition judge sat down with The Los Angeles Post Production Group (LAPPG) to discuss music editing.
Read on as Peter Dowsett, author of Audio Production Tips offers special insight into his book and get access to a free book chapter on Tracking Drums.
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View the video trailer to Recording Secrets for the Small Studio, in which author Mike Senior takes you through its key features and provides a selection of recordings using the principles incorporated in his book.
Read a free excerpt from our recent book Mic It! by Ian Corbett by Martin Evening, on learning the fundamentals to making simple, technically and artistically correct recordings.