Book Reviews

We've had a wonderful start to the year, with many of our new titles receiving glowing reviews from publications and customers alike. We've compiled some of our favourite quotes below, with links to the original reviews for your perusal!

Classical Recording: A Practical Guide in the Decca Tradition

Classical Recording

"Over the years, I must have read a small library’s worth of books on music recording techniques in general, with many concerning the specific approaches typically employed for classical music, in all its forms. However, this new 410‑page tome published by Routledge at the end of 2020 has established an impressive new high‑bar in the genre. Indeed, I forecast that it will quickly become ‘the’ standard reference work for students of all levels. (...) Without doubt, this book is the best and most informative I’ve read this year, if not in the last decade, actually. For anyone with an interest in recording classical performances of any form — whether they’re an amateur, a professional or an academic — this is absolutely essential reading and will serve as a valued reference. Thoroughly recommended: definitely one to add to the book shelf!"

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Hugh Robjohns, Sound on Sound magazine

Major Label Mastering

Major Label Mastering

"Mastering is often considered a mysterious black art, but while there is certainly a lot of artistry involved Evren Göknar’s book, published in April 2020 (Routledge/Focal Press), dispels the mystery in a very readable and understandable way. With 25 years of Grammy Award‑winning mastering experience at Capitol Records, supplemented with extensive participation in college‑level education, Evren is ideally placed to share his extensive practical and technical knowledge of the entire mastering process, with the emphasis very much on developing the core skills expected of a mastering engineer and the practical steps of mastering. (...) Evren has crammed a lot of really helpful information and very practical advice into this book, along with very sensible and constructive guides to developing and honing the core skills, techniques and approaches that make a good mastering engineer. It’s well worth adding to the book shelf." - Hugh Robjohns, Sound on Sound magazine

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Hugh Robjohns, Sound on Sound magazine

New and Notable Titles

2nd Edition
Mic It!: Microphones, Microphone Techniques, and Their Impact on the Final Mix
USD $44.95
December 30, 2020 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367470364
Paperback
440 Pages

1st Edition
Digital Audio Theory: A Practical Guide
USD $46.95
December 28, 2020 by Focal Press
ISBN: 9780367276539
Paperback
254 Pages


1st Edition
The Art of Digital Orchestration
USD $52.95
December 29, 2020 by Focal Press
ISBN: 9780367362744
Paperback
280 Pages

Perspectives on Music Production Series