Music Production: Recording: A Guide for Producers, Engineers, and Musicians

Music Production: Recording: A Guide for Producers, Engineers, and Musicians

by Carlos Lellis

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Music Production: Recording: A Guide for Producers, Engineers, and Musicians by Carlos Lellis

Your recording can make or break a record, and a clean recording is an essential catalyst for a record deal. Professional engineers with exceptional  skills can earn vast amounts of money be in demand from the biggest acts.

To develop such skills you need to master both the art and science of recording. Rehearsal to Monitor Mix gives you all you need to know, the tools and techniques, to put into practice and improve your recording. Covering the entire process from fundamental concepts to advanced techniques and offering a multitude of tips and tricks and audio samples, this book has it all.

Carlos Lellis teaches you , how to craft and evaluate your recording then take it a step further. He describes the theory and the tools used how these are put into practice and then shows you how they are put together. Using audio and visual materials and field observations to aid with explanations

Packed full of photos, graphs, diagrams and audio samples, Rehearsal to Monitor Mix is a vital read for anyone wanting to succeed in the field of recording

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781136126215
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/04/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 879,194
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Carlos Lellis holds an SAE/Middlesex University MA in Creative Media and a diploma Summa Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music. He has worked as an engineer and producer with artists such as Rosabella Gregory, Joby Talbot and Grammy Award winners Sir John Tavener and Thomas Dybdahl amongst many others. He is currently the head lecturer at SAE Institute, London, where he oversees the first year of the BA/BSc programme in Sound Production.

Table of Contents

Why record?

1 - The Recording Environment
Traditional recording studios
Residential studios
Home studios

2 -The Recording Team / Roles and Responsibilities
Tape Op / Pro Tools Operator / Assistant engineer
Main Engineer
A&R and Other Record Company Representatives

3 -Preparing to record (Pre-Production)
Before Getting into the Studio
'Demo fever'
The 'reccie'
Instrumentation / Types of audio signals
Other signals e.g. MIDI
The gear list / the sound-check chart

4 -The Tools
Direct injection boxes
Cables / Connectors
Microphone preamplifiers
Dynamic processors
Multi-Track Recorders
Two-Track Recorders
The monitoring system - Amps, speakers, headphones

5 -The Live Room (In The Studio)
Problematic environments
Power and distribution

6 -The Session
Music theory primer - Engineering requirements (transcription examples)
Musicians and equipment (instruments / microphone stands / placement)
Interplay and interaction
The sound-check
Gain structure
The 'Cue Mix' (including effects)
Studio psychology
Simultaneous tracking
Stereo Microphone Techniques
The auditioning process
The Monitor Mix
Recording direct to 'two-track'
Session notes / Track sheets
Recall sheets
The production progress chart
Meeting the deadline

7 -Sound Examples

8 -Appendices

9 -Outro

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