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Modern Recording Techniques

3.96  ·  Rating Details ·  282 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
As the most popular and authoritative guide to recording Modern Recording Techniques provides everything you need to master the tools and day to day practice of music recording and production. From room acoustics and running a session to mic placement and designing a studio Modern Recording Techniques will give you a really good grounding in the theory and industry practic ...more
Unknown Binding, 672 pages
Published September 1st 2012 by Focal Press (first published June 1st 1989)
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Apr 17, 2009 Mason rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book is too wince-inducing to read, mostly due to its unnecessarily dumbed-down tone, its heavy reliance on meaningless wordy phrases ("In recent years"; "one of the more common complaints that some people have"), overwhelming number of typos and grammatical errors, and constant passive voice ("the following methods can be tried"). However, it contains a lot of useful information for novices.
Great book for novices to recording. Gives you some basic techniques for mic placement, goes through the nitty gritty technical details about sound. Overall though, it gives the reader the confidence in the basics to do what really makes recording great: having fun with improvising and thinking outside the box. Once you know what the "box" is, then you can have fun working outside it!
Sep 21, 2012 Chad rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
this book has a pretty good , historcal opening , about the germans & a neat picture of bing Crosby with his eight , alot of good information in there as well , picked it up for a class , & use it as a refrence ever since !
Ted Trembinski
Solid foundation for an introduction to this material.
Dec 29, 2013 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is full of a LOT of information. Some of it is redundant, but I think that's better than being sparse; it allows you to have the information at your fingertips when you're looking up a particular thing you wish to understand better. Frankly, this book is best as a reference, unless you're a producer, rather than a read-through (I'm a musician and have limited self-production skills, so a lot of this book is WAY over my head).

That being said, the most valuable chapter for me was probab
Dec 15, 2013 Mark rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A comprehensive and thorough review of audio production. I found the book mostly engaging and able to keep me interested in the material. There were a few parts that I didn't understand but the onus may be on me for that.
Jan 21, 2015 Simon rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This should really be titled 'an absolute beginners guide...', it's really high level and contains so much waffle I think those 600 pages could easily be condensed into 200. Useful if you've never even tried tried recording yet.
Oct 15, 2007 Craig? is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: wannabe recording engineers
ooh. this one is going to take awhile to read.
Sep 12, 2008 Skip rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Very technical but helpful.
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