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Music Production and Engineering: Recording, Production and Mixing

Recording, Production and Mixing

Books on recording, production and mixing


Recording and Producing

Sound and Recording by Francis Rumsey and Tim McCormick
TK7881.4 .R86 2009  Check Availability
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"This popular and best-selling text introduces the principles of sound, perception, audio technology and systems. It offers vital reading for trainee engineers entering music recording, broadcasting and associated industries."
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Modern Recording Techniques by David Miles Huber and Robert E. Runstein
TK7881.4 .H783 2010  Check Availability
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"As the most popular and authoritative guide to recording available, Modern Recording Techniques provides everything you need to master the tools and day-to-day practice of music recording and production. The sixth edition has been expanded to cover the latest digital audio technology and features a new section on surround sound. For those who are just starting out or are looking for their next job in the industry, this edition also provides essential advice on career options and networking."
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The Art of Recording: The Creative Resources of Music Production and Audio by William Moylan
ML3790 .M695 1992  Check Availability

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"Relates audio technology to artistic aspects of audio recording. Features advanced techniques for capturing sound sources, shaping performance, and analyzing final products." 

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The Art of Producing: How to Produce an Audio Project by David Gibson and Maestro Curtis
ML3790 .G528 2005  Check Availability
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"The Art of Producing lays out a specific process for producing a music project from start to finish. Throughout the book, the reader will acquire specific skills and techniques for producing a high-quality production, and explore the many values that must come together along the way. From working with virtual recording, virtual instruments, vocal techniques, and MIDI tracking to picking a recording studio, and everything in between, The Art of Producing offers well-grounded concepts that have been tested and proven through years of success..."
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From Demo to Delivery: The Process of Production by Robert A. Katz
ML3790 .F76 2009  Check Availability
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"From Demo to Delivery: The Process of Production discusses each stage of the typical music production process from start to finish. Beginning with the creation and development of the composition and song production, the book then traces the process from the recording, mixing and mastering stages through to marketing and distribution. This book is a must read for anyone who wants to learn the pro techniques involved in creating music from start to finish."
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The Art of Mixing: A Visual Guide to Recording, Engineering, and Production by David Gibson
TK7881.4 .G534 2005  Check Availability
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"David Gibson's unique approach to mixing gives you a visual representation of the dynamics of the sounds involved in creating a musical mix. Through this three-dimensional, colorful explanation, you are introduced to a framework that will help you understand everything that an engineer does--enabling you to not only recognize what you like, but how to achieve it in your studio. Expand your recording techniques by learning what your recording equipment does and how it all works together in a simple, visual manner."
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Mixing Audio: Concepts, Practices and Tools by Roey Izhaki
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"Mixing remains one of the most illusive arts of recording practice and can take a life time to master. Looking at practices, concepts, tools and mixing instruments the author provides a comprehensive insight to the art and science of mixing. Whether a hobbyist [or] professional this book covers basic concepts to advanced techniques as well as tips and tricks and is a vital read for anyone wanting to succeed in the field of mixing."
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The Mastering Engineer's Handbook: The Audio Mastering Handbook by Bobby Owsinski
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"This completely updated edition of the bestselling Mastering Engineer's Handbook provides a thorough exploration of the mastering process for virtually any kind of audio program, utilizing insights from the world's top mastering engineers. The book is a treasure-trove of knowledge, with an overview of the history, tools, and philosophy behind mastering as well as complete reference information for all audio delivery formats in use today."
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Remixing & DJing

The Remixer's Bible: Build Better Beats by Francis Preve
MT723 .P75 2006  Check Availability
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"From downtempo and hip-hop to house and trance, this book is full of insider information on techniques the pros use to create world-class remixes and dance tracks. There's a section on getting started for beginners that details MIDI and sample clearance. For veterans there's instruction on how to craft infectious synth hooks and retro grooves, edit vocals, create loops, and compress bass tracks. A handy section delves into the distinctions of various dance music genres; loop tools, programming grooves, performing, and mixing are also explored."
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The Complete Guide to Remixing: Produce Professional Dance-floor Hits on Your Home Computer by Erik Hawkins
ML74.H38 C6  Check Availability
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"Learn cutting-edge remixing techniques and tips on producing hit dance music with today's hottest software, including Pro Tools, Live, Logic Audio and Reason. This comprehensive handbook of the history, technology, craft and art of remixing covers: software and hardware you need to set up the ultimate new music production studio, tips on how to use many of the standard software programs to create professional remix effects, tools and production techniques used in today's top dance remixes, how to locate and legally remix tracks from major and independent label recording artists, tips from the industry's best remix artists and DJs."
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DJ Skills: The Essential Guide to Mixing and Scratching by Stephen Webber
MT724 .W43 D57 2008  Check Availability
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"From scratching and mixing skills to the latest trends in DVD and video mixing this book gives you access to all the tools, tips and techniques you need. Topics like hand position are taught in a completely new way, and close-up photos of famous DJ's hands are featured. As well as the step-by-step photos the book includes an audio CD to demonstrate techniques. This book is perfect for intermediate and advanced DJs looking to improve their skills in both the analogue and digital domain."
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Burning Down the House: Ripping, Recording, Remixing, and More! by Eliot Van Buskirk
ML74.3 .V36 2003  Check Availability
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"Learn the perfect way to rip, copy, record, and burn digital music, using free, open-source software, or inexpensive commercial apps. From mash-ups that combine existing hits, to remixes of your favorite songs, you'll be ready to tackle it all--even if you start as a novice who doesn't know BPM from MP3. Follow along with author Eliot Van Buskirk's step-by-step instructions (with diagrams) to produce projects that take you into the studio, onto the radio, and beyond."
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Beattips Manual: Some Insight on Producing Hip Hop-Rap Beats and Music by Sa'id
TK7881.4 .S25 2004  Check Availability
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"The BeatTips™ Manual, the first and ONLY Hip Hop-Rap Production guide available, is packed with specifics on EVERYTHING from Getting Gear to Sampling, from Beat Structure to Timing, and more! Sa'id reduces the usually long learning curve that is associated with Hip Hop-Rap Production and takes all the mystery out of producing, giving rare insight on the entire surrounding process. A perfect tool for those just starting out, and exceptionally [useful] for mid-level and even advanced producers."
Dance Music Manual: Tools, Toys and Techniques (2nd ed) by Rick Snoman
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"Whatever your level of experience, the Dance Music Manual is packed with sound advice, techniques and practical examples to help you achieve professional results. Written by a professional producer and remixer, this book offers a comprehensive approach to music production, including knowledge of the tools, equipment and different dance genres."