Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio

Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio

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by Mike Senior
     
 

Discover how to achieve release-quality mixes even in the smallest studios by applying power-user techniques from the world's most successful producers.

Mixing Secrets For The Small Studio is a down-to-earth primer for small-studio enthusiasts who want chart-ready sonics in a hurry. Drawing on the back-room strategies of more than 100 famous names, this

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Overview

Discover how to achieve release-quality mixes even in the smallest studios by applying power-user techniques from the world's most successful producers.

Mixing Secrets For The Small Studio is a down-to-earth primer for small-studio enthusiasts who want chart-ready sonics in a hurry. Drawing on the back-room strategies of more than 100 famous names, this entertaining guide leads you step-by-step through the entire mixing process. On the way, you'll unravel the mysteries of every type of mix processing, from simple EQ and compression through to advanced spectral dynamics and 'fairy dust' effects. User-friendly explanations introduce technical concepts on a strictly need-to-know basis, while chapter summaries and assignments are perfect for school and college use.

* Learn the subtle editing, arrangement, and monitoring tactics which give industry insiders their competitive edge, and master the psychological tricks which protect you from all the biggest rookie mistakes.

* Find out where you don't need to spend money, as well as how to make a limited budget really count.

* Pick up tricks and tips from leading-edge engineers working on today's multi-platinum hits, including Michael Brauer, Serban Ghenea, the Lord-Alge brothers, Tony Maserati, Manny Marroquin, Dave 'Hard Drive' Pensado, Jack Joseph Puig, Mark 'Spike' Stent, Phil Tan, Andy Wallace, and many, many more...

Mike Senior is a professional engineer who has worked with Wet Wet Wet, The Charlatans, Reef, Therapy, and Nigel Kennedy. He specialises in adapting the techniques of top producers for those working on a budget. Since 2007 he has transformed dozens of amateur productions for Sound On Sound magazine's popular 'Mix Rescue' column, proving time and again that you can achieve commercial-grade results with affordable gear — once you know how!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240815800
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/11/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
101,983
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Mike Senior is a professional engineer who has worked with Wet Wet Wet, The Charlatans, Reef, Therapy, and Nigel Kennedy. He specialises in adapting the techniques of top producers for those working on a budget. Since 2007 he has transformed dozens of amateur productions for Sound On Sound magazine's popular 'Mix Rescue' column, proving time and again that you can achieve commercial-grade results with affordable gear — once you know how!

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part 1: Hearing & Listening

Chapter 1: Using Nearfield Monitors
Chapter 2: Supplementary Monitoring
Chapter 3: Low-End Damage Limitation
Chapter 4: From Subjective Impressions To Objective Results

Part 2: Mix Preparation

Chapter 5: Essential Groundwork
Chapter 6: Timing & Tuning Adjustments
Chapter 7: Comping & Arrangement

Part 3: Balance

Chapter 8: Building The Raw Balance
Chapter 9: Compressing For A Reason
Chapter 10: Beyond Compression
Chapter 11: Equalizing For A Reason
Chapter 12: Beyond EQ
Chapter 13: Frequency-Selective Dynamics
Chapter 14: The Power Of Side Chains
Chapter 15: Towards Fluent Balancing

Part 4: Sweetening To Taste

Chapter 16: Mixing With Reverb
Chapter 17: Mixing With Delays
Chapter 18: Stereo Enhancements
Chapter 19: Buss Compression, Automation & Endgame

Conclusion

Appendix 1: Who's Who: Selected Discography
Appendix 2: Quote References
Appendix 3: Picture Credits

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