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for books on music technology? I personally recommend pretty much
anything by Paul White : in particular, his basic series range
of pocket books cover a wide range of topics, including MIDI,
mixing, microphones, mastering, digital recording, home studio
design, live sound, and effects and processors. But don't be fooled
by the 'basic' - these little gems are perfect for all levels
- from bedroom recording artist to college student, amatuer to
professional - these jargon-free, easily accesible books are superbly
written, making them an essential addition to your studio, and
small enough to fit in your gigging bag! handy and refreshingly
useful!! So what are you waiting for?
Paul White's Basic Series
Microphones (Basic Series)
Mastering (Sound on Sound)
Effects & Processors (Basic Series)
Home Studio Design (Sound on Sound)
Digital Recording (Basic Series)
Multitracking (Basic Series)
Live Sound Basic
MIDI (Basic Series) Never be confused or intimitated by
Surround Sound Issues and techniques of working with surround
Looking for more than just the basic series? Try some of the Paul
White titles suggested below :
Recording Made Easy: Professional Recordings on a Demo Budget
Paul White : This clear, non-technical guide has helped thousands
of musicians from the beginner to the seasoned professional to
create professional demos and independent release-quality recordings
simply and cheaply.
Sound for The Performing Musicians Paul White :
a practical guide to equipment and sound for small to medium-sized
gigs. Every performing musician should read this book!
and Production Techniques Paul White : looking at the
various techniques used to record and produce contemporary music
- from planning a recording session, to producing the best possible
mix, how to get the best performances out of your artists, and
making creative use of effects and processors...
Recording: Effects and Processors Paul White
Recording Part 2: Microphones, Acoustics... Paul White
Digital Studio (Sound on Sound) Paul White : A step by
step guide to setting up a digital recording environment capable
of computer-based MIDI sequencing, audio recording and editing,
sound synthesis and effects processing. A top book for novices
and intermediates alike!
Recording Techniques David Miles Huber, Robert
E. Runstein : my brother gave me a copy of Modern
Recording Techniques for christmas and it has to be added
to my 'highly recommended' list! An informative and indepth book
complete with useful illustrations, and well written. Now in its
5th edition, the book starts with an introductional overview of
the recording studio before splitting into main topic chapters
- sound and hearing, studio acoustics and design, microphone design
and application, the analog audio tape recorder, digital audio
technology, MIDI and electronic music technology, multimedia and
the web, synchronization, amplifiers, audio production console,
signal processors, noise reduction, monitoring, product manufacture,
and studio session procedures. There's even a website which houses
all ancillary material for MRT - examples, demos, updates, soundfiles/midifiles,
manuals, forums and discussions etc... What more can you ask for?
"Modern Recording Techniques is the leading teaching guide,
comprehensive manual, and reference tool for those wanting to
learn professional recording. Written primarily for the fast-growing
home and project studio market, it is equally accessible to professional
producers and engineers, students, musicians and enthusiasts in
Music with Computers (Music Technology Series) Eduardo
Miranda : focuses on the role of the computer as a generative
tool for music composition...as a comprehensive guide with full
explanations of technical terms, it is suitable for students,
professionals and enthusiasts alike!
Roads : Covering all aspects of composition with sound particles,
Microsound offers composition theory, historical accounts, technical
overviews, acoustical experiments, descriptions of musical works,
and aesthetic reflections. The book is accompanied by an audio
CD of examples.
Csound Book: Perspectives in Software Synthesis, Sound Design,
Signal Procesing, and Programming Richard Boulanger
(Editor) : Covers both the basics of Csound, and the theoretical
and musical concepts necessary to use the program effectively.
"The text covers: additive, subtractive, FM, AM, FOF, granular,
wavetable, waveguide, vector, LA and other hybrid methods; analysis
and resynthesis using ADSYN, LOP and the the Phase Vocoder; sample
processing; mathematical and physical modelling; and digital signal
processing, including room simulation and 3D modelling. The book
comes with two CD-ROMs that include more than 40 additional HTML
chapters; hundreds of musical compositions; more than 3000 working
instruments; the Csound application for Macintosh, PC and Linux;
and a number of Csound audio and score-generating utilities."
Computer Sound Design: Synthesis, Techniques and Programming (Music
Technology Series) by Jean-Claude Risset (Foreword), Eduardo
: This comprehensive introduction to software synthesis techniques
and programming is designed for students, researchers, musicians
and enthusiasts in the field of music technology!
Reinforcement Handbook Gary Davis, Ralph Jones
: to many, the sound engineers bible!
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