Investigating areas such as soundproofing, acoustics and monitoring, Basic Home Studio Design will help you transform your bedroom into the equivalent of a modern recording studio, and at a fraction of the price.
With the advances in digital technology, musicians can now produce their own music at home. Over the years the gear has gotten much better, and musicians have learned a great deal about recording. So why do so many musicians and engineers have diffi culty getting truly professional-sounding results? One reason? Acoustics. If the room you're working in has poor acoustics, it will be extremely difficult -- if not impossible -- to produce excellent results. You can't capture a true sound if the microphones don't hear the instruments and vocals correctly. You have to be able to hear what's truly going on with your tracks to make the proper decisions about editing, equalizing, processing, and mixing them. Acoustics can be a complex, math-laden science, but treating a room to make it sound great and function optimally as a recording studio needn't be difficult nor require hours in front of a calculator or computer screen. Improving a studio's acoustics can be simple and inexpensive -- all you need is some guidance. Acoustic Design for the Home Studio focuses on creating a greatsounding home or project studio in an existing room. It teaches the basic principles of acoustics that affect you in your home or project studio and how to solve any acoustical problems you may have without laying out much (or any) money. Whether you're converting a bedroom, a garage, a basement, or a corner of the living room, this book will help you improve the sound of the environment in which you're making music. The principles are easy to understand and the materials used for treating a room are readily available. Diagrams and photos of actual rooms created with the designs are included to illustrate concepts. Whether you want to pursue a no-cost solution, use "off -the-shelf" acoustic materials, or even splurge with an unlimited budget, you'll learn how to put your room together easily and effectively.
Everything You Need to Know from Equipment to Acoustics
Author: Ben Harris
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Whether you have a ton of equipment or just the basic gear this book offers an all you need to know to setting up, running and getting great sound from a project studio. In three parts Harris walks you thought Acoustics, Equipment and Recording Technique. From the basics of acoustic treatment to techniques to solve problems specific to your room, and from offering explanations and information of equipment to how to record and create a great mix. In no time you'll be recording, producing great music in your very own studio. * Provides information on how to make the right decisions when buying and installing equipment, learn how to set up a quality studio * Covers recording technique, teaches how to make high quality mixes * Covers acoustics and studio design, understand acoustics without going down the road of becoming a professional acoustician
This book discusses the various types of digital recording systems currently on the market, offering tips on MIDI sequencing, how to keep computer-based systems working at maximum efficiency, recording advice and mixing.
The ultimate aim of any recording project is the mass-production of music, whether on CD, cassette, MiniDisc or any of the other media available to the modern recording artist. It is important, therefore, to have the best possible recording in the first place. Basic Mastering shows you how to master and edit your music so that you end up with a product that would look at home in any record store.
(Music Sales America). All guitar players, from the Edge to Santana, have one thing in common: they know their chords. In fact, chords form the backbone of nearly all pop music and are an essential part of the guitarist's vocabulary. This handy pocket-sized book is the perfect guide to guitar chords and has plenty of other useful tips for the budding guitarist.
A new and fully practical guide to all of the key topics in audio production, this book covers the entire workflow from pre-production, to recording all kinds of instruments, to mixing theories and tools, and finally to mastering.