Sound FX: Unlocking the Creative Potential of Recording Studio Effects / Edition 1

Sound FX: Unlocking the Creative Potential of Recording Studio Effects / Edition 1

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by Alex Case
     
 

ISBN-10: 0240520327

ISBN-13: 9780240520322

Pub. Date: 07/26/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

FX introduces todays up and coming musician to the fantastic creative potential of the most popular instrument today- the home studio. Explaining the basic and advanced signal processing techniques used in professional music production (EQ, compression, delay, reverb etc), using real world popular music examples and an emphasis on the perceptual results and musical

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FX introduces todays up and coming musician to the fantastic creative potential of the most popular instrument today- the home studio. Explaining the basic and advanced signal processing techniques used in professional music production (EQ, compression, delay, reverb etc), using real world popular music examples and an emphasis on the perceptual results and musical value of these effects, FX teaches the Recording Musician how to achieve professional production standards and maximise their creative potential.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240520322
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/26/2007
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
473,871
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

SECTION 1: Sound - Signals, Systems and Sensation

Chapter 1 : The Audio Waveform
Chapter 2 : Signal Flow
Chapter 3 : Perception

SECTION 2: Amplitude Effects

Chapter 4 : Distortion
Chapter 5 : Equalization
Chapter 6 : Compression and Limiting
Chapter 7 : Expansion and Gating
Chapter 8 : Volume

SECTION 3: Time Effects

Chapter 9 : Delay
Chapter 10 : Pitch Shift
Chapter 11 : Reverb

SECTION 4: Applied Effects

Chapter 12 : A Basic Mix
Chapter 13 : The Snare Drum
Chapter 14 : The Piano
Chapter 15 : The Automated Mix

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Sound FX: Unlocking the Creative Potential of Recording Studio Effects 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Of the many audio engineering books I have encountered, Sound FX stands out in several distinct ways. The Book is incredibly thorough and detailed. After covering the basic function of each studio effect, Sound FX goes on to describe many different uses that each effect can serve. For example at the end of the chapter on compression 'page 163', nine different goals that compression can accomplish are listed. Over the course of the chapter, compression has been analyzed so thoroughly that you will understand how and to achieve each one of these nine desired effects and why and when you would want to. Why would an engineer pick one compressor over another? There are several paragraphs outlining characteristics that change from model to model. Knowing what to listen for helped cue me on to some subtle differences that I had previously not heard. Sound FX is filled with details like this about every effect that mixing engineers use. Other studio effects are described just as carefully. 'EQ, expansion, gating, reverb delay, pitch shifting, distortion, and so on' Have you ever listened to a compressed track, and cranked the compressor's release time from as low as possible to as high as possible and not hear the difference? Sound FX explains what you need to listen for. Have you tried adjusting the 'room size' on a reverb unit and not heard the difference? Again Sound FX explains what this means and what the sonic results are. While engineers working on material that is not musical may find valuable information here, the book is primarily about working with music. A fair amount of technical information is presented, but the material always circles back to how the technology can be used to accomplish musical tasks. It's taken me time to learn what effects are needed to find the sound I want to hear. Understanding the complexity of what each effect has to offer and knowing what to listen for when I adjust parameters has drastically improved my mixes. The authors experience and meticulous attention to detail comes through here and analyzes the material more effectively than any other source I have encountered. After reading, I'm always left with a powerful urge to rush to the studio and put the material to use.
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