Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies

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Save studio fees with pro-quality recording at home

Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies offers simple explanations on how to record music in a home studio, no matter your style, method, or sound. With expert guidance every step of the way, you'll find the answers to your questions about choosing equipment, recording tracks, editing, mixing, mastering, and more. Updated to reflect the latest home recording technology, this new edition addresses styles from live bands to ...

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Overview

Save studio fees with pro-quality recording at home

Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies offers simple explanations on how to record music in a home studio, no matter your style, method, or sound. With expert guidance every step of the way, you'll find the answers to your questions about choosing equipment, recording tracks, editing, mixing, mastering, and more. Updated to reflect the latest home recording technology, this new edition addresses styles from live bands to electronica with easy navigation to the information you need most. Beginners will find straightforward instruction on the fundamentals, while more experienced home recording engineers will appreciate insight to the tricks the pros use.

With home recording gear increasingly approaching professional quality, the home studio is no longer the domain of the DIY-or-die. Even professional musicians are saving studio fees by recording at home, and today's plug-and-play technology makes high-quality sound accessible to those with a more amateur level of experience and budget. Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies gives you the information you need to set up your studio and use it like a pro:

  • Choose the right gear for the job, and set up for quality sound
  • Learn the fundamentals of recording, from choosing a mic to working with a mixer
  • Master MIDI, multitrack recording, and audio capture for optimum sourcing
  • Edit, mix, and master your tracks, and add effects to enhance your sound

Don't let poor audio quality distract from your music. Find out what tools you need, how to use them, and how to follow the time-tested steps of making a record. You spend valuable time developing your talent, skills, and sound, so take a minute to learn how to make your music shine with the expert advice and easy-to-follow instruction in Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118968017
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/29/2014
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 272,417
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Strong is co-founder and creative director of brainshiftradio.com, a streaming music site that lets you mix music to improve focus and enhance cognitive abilities. He is also author of Pro Tools All-in-One For Dummies and Drums For Dummies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.
PART I: Home Recording Studio Basics.
Chapter 1: Anatomy of a Home Studio.
Chapter 2: The Right Set-Up for You.
Chapter 3: Getting Connected: Setting Up Your Studio.
PART II: Recording 101.
Chapter 4: Meeting the Mixing Board.
Chapter 5: MIDI and Electronic Instruments.
Chapter 6: Understanding Microphones.
PART III: Laying Track: Starting to Record.
Chapter 7: Multitrack Recording.
Chapter 8: Miking: Getting a Great Source Sound.
Chapter 9: Editing Your Performance.
PART IV: Mixing It Up: Turning All Your Tracks into Music.
Chapter 10: Mixing Your Music.
Chapter 11: Dialing in Signal Processors.
Chapter 12: Mastering Your Music.
PART V: Sharing Your Music with Others.
Chapter 13: Putting Your Music on CD.
Chapter 14: Getting Your Music on the Internet.
PART VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 15: Ten Home Recording Resources.
Chapter 16: 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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