Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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Invaluable advice that will be music to your ears!

Are you thinking of getting started in home recording? Do you want to know the latest home recording technologies? Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies will get you recording music at home in no time. It shows you how to set up a home studio, record and edit your music, master it, and even distribute your songs.

With this guide, you?ll learn how to compare studio-in-a-box, computer-based, ...

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Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies

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Overview

Invaluable advice that will be music to your ears!

Are you thinking of getting started in home recording? Do you want to know the latest home recording technologies? Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies will get you recording music at home in no time. It shows you how to set up a home studio, record and edit your music, master it, and even distribute your songs.

With this guide, you?ll learn how to compare studio-in-a-box, computer-based, and stand-alone recording systems and choose what you need. You?ll gain the skills to manage your sound, take full advantage of MIDI, mike common instruments, do overdubs and replace missed notes, understand the mastering process, and prepare your music for duplication.

  • Explains how to put together all the things your home recording studio should have
  • Shows you how to perform multitrack recording and venture into MIDI sequencing
  • Details ways to clean up your tracks by becoming an expert at mixing and editing
  • Addresses choosing the gear that suits your project
  • Walks you through adding computers and software to your recording tools and enhancing sound with professional editing tips
  • Features instructions for setting up microphones, connecting electronic instruments, and orking with MIDI and electronic instruments
  • Includes advice for editing tracks, mixing, mastering, and distributing your songs

Whether you?re a beginning musician or a pro, Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies teaches you home recording basics so you can begin recording music at home and create great CDs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470440339
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/24/2008
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 944,718
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Jeff Strong is a musician and the author of seven books, including Drums For Dummies and PC Recording Studios For Dummies. He has released more than two dozen CDs and is Director of the REI Institute (reiinstitute.com), a MusicMedicine research organization and therapy provider.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Home Recording Studio Basics.

Chapter 1: Understanding Home Recording.

Chapter 2: Getting the Right Gear.

Chapter 3: Getting Connected: Setting Up Your Studio.

Part II: Recording 101.

Chapter 4: Meet the Mixer.

Chapter 5: MIDI and Electronic Instruments.

Chapter 6: Understanding Microphones.

Part III: Getting Ready to Record.

Chapter 7: Getting a Great Source Sound.

Chapter 8: Taking a Look at Microphone Techniques.

Chapter 9: Miking Your Instruments.

Part IV: Laying Track: Starting to Record.

Chapter 10: Multitrack Recording.

Chapter 11: Recording Audio.

Chapter 12: Recording and Editing MIDI Data.

Part V: Turning Your Tracks into a Finished Song.

Chapter 13: Editing Your Performance.

Chapter 14: Mixing Your Music.

Chapter 15: Dialing In Signal Processors.

Chapter 16: Mastering Your Music.

Chapter 17: Getting Your Music Out to Listeners.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten Home Recording Resources.

Chapter 19: Ten Invaluable Recording Tips.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2007

    Great Book

    Ok, so why doesn¿t my music I record at my home recording studio sound like the pros? If you have asked yourself this question, then this is a book that you need to get! It is one of the best over all books to get you started making great sounding tracks in your home studio without all of the technical mumbo jumbo that you sometimes run into in most books. Another great point is that this book is based on the poor man (musician) level of things that you can afford to get, and not a bunch of pictures of high end and very expensive equipment and technical note about them. If you just want to lean the basic tricks on how to improve your tracks, this book will take you home recordings to a whole new level! There are other books that focus more on the different phases that get into the more technical and more in depth, but this is the best over all book that I have ever ran across in my 30 years in the music business!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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