The best Audio and Music Technology books covering Audio Engineering, Recording, Mixing, Mastering, Editing, MIDI, Music Business, Dance, DJing and more. Focal Press is an imprint of Routledge.
We publish cutting-edge resources in Audio and Music Technology for every stage of your career, from student to working professional. Our authors include Grammy and Academy Award winners, and our books provide high-quality content and practical, hands-on information on topics like Audio Engineering, Recording, Mixing, Mastering, Editing, MIDI, Music Business, Dance, DJing, and more.
In an easy-to-grasp, holistic manner Mastering Audio: The Art and the Science, Third Edition unravels the technical mysteries that regularly challenge audio engineers. Including practical tips and real world experiences, Bob Katz explains the technical detail of the subject in his informative and…
Paperback – 2014-09-25
Discover how to achieve commercial-grade recordings, even in the smallest studios, by applying power-user techniques from the world's most successful producers. Recording Secrets for the Small Studio is an intensive training course specifically designed for small-studio enthusiasts who want a fast…
Paperback – 2014-08-18
What are the differences between trance and chill out? How can you create compelling, professional-sounding original or remixed dance tracks? With Dance Music Manual, you’ll get coverage of every aspect of dance music production—from designing sounds to compression, from effects to mixing and…
Paperback – 2013-12-05
Discover how to achieve release-quality mixes even in the smallest studios by applying power-user techniques from the world's most successful producers. Mixing Secrets For The Small Studio is a down-to-earth primer for small-studio enthusiasts who want chart-ready sonics in a hurry. Drawing on the…
Paperback – 2011-02-25
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The Audio Expert is a comprehensive reference book covering all aspects of audio, with both practical and theoretical explanations. It is written for people who want to understand audio at the deepest, most technical level, but without needing an engineering degree. The Audio Expert explains…
Paperback – 2017-12-06
Modern Recording Techniques is the bestselling, authoritative guide to sound and music recording. Whether you’re just starting out or are looking for a step-up in the industry, Modern Recording Techniques provides an in-depth read on the art and technologies of music production. It’s a must-have…
Paperback – 2017-11-03
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Mixing Audio: Concepts, Practices, and Tools, Third Edition is a vital read for anyone wanting to succeed in the field of mixing. This book covers the entire mixing process – from fundamental concepts to advanced techniques. Packed full of photos, graphs, diagrams, and audio samples, it teaches the…
Paperback – 2017-10-31
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.
A Crash Course to Making Your Mark in the Recording Industry is a FreeBook brought to you by Routledge. It offers a collection of curated content from some our top titles and leading experts.
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Get our FREE e-book A Crash Course to Making Your Mark in the Recording Industry, which provides an overview of a wide-range of crucial topics in audio and recording. Whether you are just entering the field, or have been in it for decades, you will find this to be a useful guidebook.
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.
Lara Zoble is the acquisitions editor of the Audio book portfolio under the Focal Press imprint of Routledge / Taylor & Francis. Lara publishes books across all areas of audio from the most technical to the most creative, including but not limited to: audio engineering, software and hardware, broadcasting, live music production, sound design, mixing and mastering, music technology, music business, gaming, and more. Focal Press welcomes new book proposals from seasoned professionals as well as next generation talent. We are also delighted to support publishing programs with key partnerships such as Audio Engineering Society and Sound on Sound Magazine. We also host a cutting edge community exchange on our blog Audio Unplugged.