The Mixing Engineer's Handbook, Second Edition [NOOK Book]

Overview

Get ready for an in-depth exploration into the aesthetics of what makes a great mix! David Gibson's unique approach to mixing gives you a visual representation of the dynamics of the sounds involved in creating a musical mix. Through this three-dimensional, colorful explanation, you are introduced to a framework that will help you understand everything that an engineer does-- enabling you to not only recognize what you like, but how to achieve it in your studio. Expand your recording techniques by learning what ...
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The Mixing Engineer's Handbook, Second Edition

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Overview

Get ready for an in-depth exploration into the aesthetics of what makes a great mix! David Gibson's unique approach to mixing gives you a visual representation of the dynamics of the sounds involved in creating a musical mix. Through this three-dimensional, colorful explanation, you are introduced to a framework that will help you understand everything that an engineer does-- enabling you to not only recognize what you like, but how to achieve it in your studio. Expand your recording techniques by learning what your recording equipment does and how it all works together in a simple, visual manner. From bluegrass to big band, new age to heavy metal, classical to hip-hop, jazz to rap, and alternative rock to techno, Gibson has mapped out everything that can be done to create various effects in all standard mixes. Once you have a perspective on what can be done, you have the power to be truly creative on your own: to make art out of technology.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598637687
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/4/2006
  • Sold by: CENGAGE LEARNING
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 307
  • Sales rank: 744,877
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author


A long-time music industry veteran, Bobby Owsinski started his career as a guitar and keyboard player, songwriter and arranger, eventually becoming an in-demand producer/engineer working not only with a variety of recording artists, but on commercials, television and motion pictures as well. One of the first to delve into surround sound music mixing, Bobby has worked on more than a hundred surround projects and DVD productions for a variety of superstar acts. Combining his music and recording experience along with an easy-to-understand writing style, Bobby has become one of the best selling authors in the music recording industry with 16 books that are now staples in audio recording, music and music business programs in colleges around the world, including the best selling Mixing Engineer's Handbook, How to Make Your Band Sound Great, and Music 3.0: A Survival Guide For Making Music In The Internet Age. A frequent moderator, panelist and program director for a variety of industry conferences, Bobby has served as the longtime producer of the annual Surround Music Awards, and is one of the creators and executive producers for the Guitar Universe and Desert Island Music television programs. Visit Bobby's production blog at bobbyowsinski.blogspot.com/, his Music 3.0 blog at music3point0.blogspot.com, and his website at bobbyowsinski.com.
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Table of Contents


PART I: INTRODUCTION. 1. Some Background. 2. Mix Preparation. 3. The Mechanics of Mixing. 4. The Balance Element - The Mixing Part of Mixing. 5. The Panorama Element - Placing the Sound in the Soundfield. 6. The Frequency Element - Equalizing. 7. The Dimension Element - Adding Effects. 8. The Dynamics Element - Compression and Gates. 9. The Interest Element - The Key To Great Mixes. 10. Monitoring. 11. The Master Mix. 11. Mixing In The Box. 12. Mixing In Surround. PART II: THE INTERVIEWS. Joe Chiccarelli. Jimmy Douglass. Benny Faconne. Jon Gass. Don Hahn. Ken Hahn. Andy John. Kevin Killen. Bernie Kirsh. Nathanial Kunkel. George Massenburg. Greg Penny. David Pensado. Elliot Scheiner. Ed Seay. Allen Sides. Don Smith. Ed Stasium. Bruce Swedien. Bob Bullock. Ken Scott. David Leonard. Chris Lord Alge. Andrew Sheps. ADDENDUM 1 - Delay Time Chart. ADDENDUM 2 - Mixdown Formats. ADDENDUM 3 - Surround Information. Glossary. Index.
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