The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook, Fourth Edition

Mixing music —the process of combining and shaping the component parts of a song into a polished, completed recording —was once considered an unteachable art. The first edition of Bobby Owsinski’s The Mixing Engineers Handbookdestroyed that myth forever, breaking the craft of mixing down into discrete, understandable steps and showing musicians, audio engineers, and producers […]

The Recording Engineer’s Handbook, Fourth Edition

Bobby Owsinski’s The Recording Engineers Handbook has become a music industry standard, and this fully updated fourth edition once again offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the art of audio recording. Written with special emphasis on today’s technology and the evolving marketplace, The Recording Engineer’s Handbook Fourth Edition includes a complete overview of […]

The Singer-Songwriter’s Guide to Recording in the Home Studio

Today’s smart singer-songwriter needs to be able to record high quality demo recordings. Whatever your budget, living arrangement, or technological aptitude, The Singer-Songwriter’s Guide to Recording in the Home Studio by Shane Adams will help you acquire songwriter-appropriate home studio gear and use it effectively. You will understand the key concepts about how the recording […]

Recording Unhinged: Creative and Unconventional Music Recording Techniques

Recording Unhinged Creative and Unconventional Music Recording Techniques by Sylvia Massy dares you to “unlearn” safe record-making, to get out from behind the windshield, stick your head out the sunroof, and put the pedal to the metal! Sylvia Massy and her cohort of celebrity music industry producers, engineers, and recording stars discard fixed notions about […]

Mic It!: Microphones, Microphone Techniques, and Their Impact on the Final Mix

Capture great sound in the first place and spend less time “fixing it in the mix” with Ian Corbett’s Mic It Microphones Microphone Techniques and Their Impact on the Final Mix. With his guidance, you’ll quickly understand essential audio concepts as they relate to microphones and mic techniques, and learn how to apply them to […]

First 50 Recording Techniques You Should Know to Track Music

With ever-changing technologies, recording music can seem like a daunting task. First 50 Recording Techniques provides musicians with all the necessary information and tools to capture sound that will yield results and have them sounding like a seasoned vet in no time. Written by accomplished producer, engineer, and author Bill Gibson, topics covered in the […]

Want to be a better guitarist? Check out Steve Vai’s Guitar Workout

Since its appearance in Guitar World in 1990, Vai’s intensive guitar regimen has been the Holy Grail for serious players. Here is the lesson that shaped a generation of guitarists. Vai sat down with guitarist/transcriber Dave Whitehill and outlined his practice routine for the January 1990 issue of Guitar World. Never before had a guitarist […]