Understanding and Crafting the Mix: The Art of Recording / Edition 2

Understanding and Crafting the Mix: The Art of Recording / Edition 2

by William Moylan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0240807553

ISBN-13: 9780240807553

Pub. Date: 12/01/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Understanding and Crafting the Mix gives you clear and systematic methods for identifying, evaluating, and shaping the artistic elements in music and audio recording. The exercises throughout help you to develop critical listening and evaluating skills and gain greater control over the quality of your recordings.
William Moylan takes an inside look into a range

Overview

Understanding and Crafting the Mix gives you clear and systematic methods for identifying, evaluating, and shaping the artistic elements in music and audio recording. The exercises throughout help you to develop critical listening and evaluating skills and gain greater control over the quality of your recordings.
William Moylan takes an inside look into a range of popular music, including recordings by The Beatles, offering you insights into making meaningful sound judgements during recording. Sample production sequences and descriptions of the recordist’s roles as composer, conductor and performer provides you with a clear view of the entire recording process.
The foreword has graciously been provided by industry legend Rupert Neve.
The book also includes an audio CD featuring exercises, reference materials, examples of mixes and sound qualities, and tracks and instructions for setting up and evaluating playback systems.

• Unique in its focus on the aesthetics of recording and mixing and how to apply these to the mixing desk
• Improve your critical listening skills with the series of exercises
• Real life examples and popular music used throughout - also includes FREE CD-ROM with audio clips and demos

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240807553
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/01/2006
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.14(h) x 1.04(d)

Table of Contents

The Elements of Sound and Audio Recording; The Aesthetic and Artistic Elements of Sound in Audio Recordings; The Musical Message and the Listener; Listening and Evaluating Sound for the Audio Professional; A System for Evaluating Sound; Evaluating Pitch in Audio and Music Recordings; Evaluating Loudness in Audio and Music Recordings; Evaluating Sound Quality; Evaluating the Spatial Elements of Reproduced Sound; Complete Evaluations and Understanding Observations; Bringing Artistic Judgment to the Recording Process; The Aesthetics of Recording Production; Preliminary Stages: Defining the Materials of the Project; Capturing, Shaping, and Creating the Performance; The Final Artistic Processes and an Overview of Music Production Sequences

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