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Secrets of Recording

Book Description

Packed with all the studio tips and tricks you'll need it's easier than ever to create pro-quality music at home. This book is the only reference you'll ever need to start producing and engineering your music, or other artists' music, in your own home studio.

Covering less than ideal acoustics, solving problems before they occur, tools of the editing phase and much more you can gain the knowledge and know how to make your recordings sound like pro recordings- understand the technology, use it in the right way and you can make a good recording great.

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright
  5. Contents
  6. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  7. INTRODUCTION: WHAT DO I MEAN BY THE SECRETS OF RECORDING?
  8. CHAPTER 1 • Creating a Great Recording from the Start
    1. fine-tuning your studio
    2. working with musicians
    3. click tracks
    4. the recording process
    5. recording the basic tracks
    6. general digital editing
    7. A final word on getting a great start in the studio
  9. CHAPTER 2 • Timing Correction
    1. Introduction to timing correction
    2. Beat detective
    3. elastic time
    4. A final word about timing correction
  10. CHAPTER 3 • Replacing Sounds
    1. Replacing sounds overview
    2. Building a sound library
    3. SoundReplacer
    4. Drumagog
    5. A final word about replacing or triggering sounds
  11. CHAPTER 4 • Pitch Correction
    1. Pitch correction overview
    2. Auto-tune
    3. Melodyne
    4. A final word about pitch correction
  12. CHAPTER 5 • Emulated Effects
    1. Guitar cabinet emulators
    2. Emulated compressors
    3. Emulated equalizers
    4. Modeled delays
    5. Convolution signal processing
    6. A final word about using emulated effects
  13. CHAPTER 6 • Adding MIDI Tracks to Recordings
    1. Creating percussive and rhythmic loops
    2. Adding rhythmic melodic elements
    3. Emulated instruments
    4. A final word about adding MIDI tracks to recordings
  14. CHAPTER 7 • Mixing Techniques
    1. Preparing the session
    2. Panning audio
    3. Mixing drum tracks
    4. Guitars
    5. Keyboard parts
    6. Lead vocals
    7. Automation
    8. Completing the mix
    9. A final word on mixing techniques
  15. CHAPTER 8 • Mastering the Recording
    1. Introduction to mastering
    2. Mastering the Recording yourself
    3. A final word on mastering the recording
  16. CONCLUSION: A FINAL WORD
  17. INDEX