Top Recording Books to ReadThe Music Business, Music Marketing, How to Record Music, Music Law, What Computer to Use, How to Hook up Your Studio, Digital Audio, Tech Talk, Song Writing, Engineering, Mastering Your CD and more. Recommended by recording professional around the world.
- This Business of Music : The Definitive...
- Tim Sweeney's Guide to Releasing...
- This Business of Artist Management
- This Business of Music Marketing and...
- All Area Access : Personal Management for Unsigned Musicians
- Music Law : How to Run Your Band's Business
- The Real Deal : How to Get Signed to a Record Label from A to Z
- Ruthless Self-Promotion in the Music...
- The Complete Guide to Internet Promotion...
- MP3 For Dummies®
- I Want My Mp3! : How to Download, Rip,...
- Designing Web Audio
- The Mp3 and Internet Audio Handbook :...
For the Mind
- Electronic Classics: Collecting, Restoration and Repair by Andrew Emmerson
- Some Recommendations
- Tube Testers and Classic Electronic Test Gear by Alan Douglas
- Valve Radio and Audio Repair Handbook by Charles Miller
- Audio Reality by Bruce Rozenblit - Audio Reality is the title of a new book encouraging "hands-on" audio by DIY author and tube gear manufacturer Bruce Rozenblit of Transcendent Sound.
Tips and Techniques
- Behind the Glass : Top Record Producers...
- Confessions of a Record Producer
- The Musicians Guide to Home Recording
- Sound for Film and Television, with...
- Basic Digital Recording
- Basic MICROPHONES
- Digital Home Recording - Tips,...
- The Art of Mixing : A Visual Guide to...
- Basic Mastering
- Anatomy of a Home Studio : How...
- Acoustics and Psychoacoustics (Music...
- Craig Anderton's Home Recording for...
- Audio in Media
- Principles of Digital Audio (McGraw-Hill...
Live Audio Related Books
- Acoustic Musician's Guide to Sound Reinforcement and Live Recordings by Mike Sokol(Illustrator), et al.
- Audio System Design and Installation - Phillip Giddings
- Concert Sound and Lighting Systems by John Vasey
- Live Sound Mixing - Duncan Fry
- Live Sound Reinforcement : A Comprehensive Guide to P.A. and Music Reinforcement Systems and Technology - Scott Hunter Stark
- Sound Reinforcement Engineering - Wolfgang Ahnert
- Sound Reinforcement Handbook - Davis & Jones
- The Backstage Handbook: An Illustrated Almanac of Technical Informationby Paul Carter, George Chiang
Recording Related Books
|Digital Home Recording - Tips, Techniques, and Tools for Home Studio Production by Carolyn Keating (Editor), Craig Anderton (Editor) |
Explores the technical workings behind a range of home music technology and explains how best to take advantage of them. Topics covered include musical instrument digital interface (MIDI) technology, computer-driven CD recorders, sound cards, studio setup and maintenance, and multitrack mixing.
|The Drummer's Studio Survival Guide : How to Get the Best Possible Drum Tracks on Any Recording Project (The Studio Series) by Mark Huntly Parsons, Rick Van Horn (Editor), Rick Van Horn (Editor) |
The information from the great drum artists at the end of each chapter was interesting and informative. A must buy!
|Getting into Digital Recording : Digital Audio Basics, Operations, Applications by Paul D. Lehrman, Paul D. Lebrman|
|Sound Studio Construction on a Budget by F. Alton Everest |
This nuts-and-bolts book offers complete instructions and guidance for building your own inexpensive sound studio. Anyone with a discerning ear and a modicum of electronics skills can follow the clear plans for 10 designs, which include a voice-over recording studio; recording studios for modern, classical, and rock music; small announce booth; control room; and music listening room.
Home Recording Studio: Build it Like the Pros (Paperback)
by Rod Gervais
With the advances in digital technology, musicians can now produce their own music. But the gear is only part of the equation when it comes to recording and mixing. The next part is finding a soundproof room that you can produce it in. Unfortunately, any old room in your house will not suffice for...
|How to Build a Small Budget Recording Studio from Scratch ... With 12 Tested Designs by F. Alton Everest, Michael Shea (Contributor) |
12 proven designs for building inexpensive, yet effective, audio studios
* Covers basic acoustic theory, construction materials, and applied design
* New chapters on blueprint reading and electrical wiring and grounding methods, expanded coverage of materials and construction methods
|Anatomy of a Home Studio : How Everything Really Works, from Microphones to Midi by Scott Wilkinson, Steve Oppenheimer, Mark Isham |
This book gives a general overview of what it takes to start your own home studio. It describes theoretical concepts like acoustics as well as the more practical aspects like setting up proper electrical wiring. It also gives a clear overview of the different types of audio equipment you encounter in your search for the perfect studio.
|Handbook of Recording Engineering byJohn M. Eargle |
Easy-to-use and thoroughly updated, the third edition of this classic handbook provides insightful and practical information into the entire recording process. It expands on material from the second edition while including new and innovative ideas. Written by John M.Eargle, an internationally recognized author and consultant in the recording industry, the book brings together essential knowledge on the most current concepts, methods, systems and solutions to everyday recording problems.
- Advanced Audio Production Techniques by Ty Ford
- Hot Tips for the Home Recording Studio by Hank Linderman
- The Musician's Home Recording Handbook : Practical Techniques for Recording Great Music at Home by Ted Greenwald
- The Home Studio Guide to Microphones by Loren Alldrin, et al.
Acoustics Related Books
|The Master Handbook of Acoustics by F. Alton Everest |
Complete coverage of the science of acoustics and the art of acoustic techniques including room resonances, reflection analysis, comb filters, and the design of audio/video rooms for almost any purpose on acoustical concepts and terminology.
|Fundamentals of Acoustics Kinsler (Editor), Austin R. Frey, Alan B. Coppens |
A clear treatment of the fundamental principles underlying the generation, transmission, and reception of acoustic Waves and their application to numerous fields. Analyzes the various types of vibration of solid bodies and the propagation of sound waves through fluid media. The third edition features discussions of antiresonance concert hall acoustics, detection theory, canonical equations, normal mode propagation in the ocean, and environmental acoustics.
|Music, Physics and Engineering by Harry Ferdin and Olson |
Written clearly and concisely, this book thoroughly examines all aspects of the production, reception, and reproduction of sound. Dr. Harry Olson (one of the fathers of Audio Engineering) discusses sound waves, characteristics of musical instruments, how the ear hears, and how sound is reproduced through various devices. Of interest to music students, teachers, conductors, and recording engineers.
|The Physics and Psychophysics of Music : An Introduction by Juan G. Roederer |
This book, a classic in its field, deals with the physical systems and physiological processes that intervene in music. It analyzes what objective, physical properties of sound are associated with what subjective psychological sensations of music, and it describes how these sound patterns are actually generated in musical instruments, how they propagate through the environment, and how they are detected by the ear and interpreted in the brain. Using the precise language of science, but without complicated mathematics. A prior knowledge of physics, mathematics, physiology or psychology is not required to understand most of the book; it is, however, assumed that the reader is familiar with music - in particular, with musical notation.
Acoustics by Leo L. Beranek
This consise and precise book gives almost all the information you will need to gain a great understanding of the acoustics envolved in modelling transducer's acoustic properties. Sometimes tough reading, but rigourous. It is what the big boy engineers read when they need to look something up.
Concert and Opera Halls : How They Sound by Leo Leroy Beranek
Sets out common concepts and terms by which acoustical engineers, musicians, and listeners can discuss and compare the characteristics of concert halls and opera houses, then uses them to rank concert halls and opera houses. Draws on interviews with a group of conductors, music critics, and sound engineers, and on a written questionnaire mailed to an entirely different group of musicians and critics. Among the qualities are reverberance, brilliance, and warmth; spaciousness; echo, noise, distortion, and non-uniformity. The age, shape, size, seating density, and materials of the halls are also described.
- The Acoustical Foundations of Music by John Backus
- Encyclopedia of Acoustics by Malcolm J. Crocker (Editor)
General Audio Related Books
|Audio Systems Technology, Level I by Larry W. Garter, R. David Reed, National Sound ContractorsAssociation |
This is the first book in what will be a three-volume NSCA (National Systems Contrators Association) set, each volume appropriate for a different level of NICET certification. The Level 1 book consists of entry-level material best suited to the technician trainee or for use as a review by experienced technicians preparing for NICET certification. It presents the basics of audio installation including electronic circuits, basic math, microphones and loudspeakers, wiring, switches and connectors, reading plans and specifications, and safety.
|Audio Systems Technology #2 - Handbook For Installers And Engineers by James S. Brawley, Bob Bushnell, Matt Marth, NSCA |
An intermediate level text and reference designed to correspond with Level II work elements on the NICET audio technician certification exam. Coverage includes business communications, math and measures, audio and acoustics, codes and safety, wiring, AC circuit theory, specifications, components, loudspeaker systems, and maintenance. Includes material on certification and tips for taking the test, plus chapter quizes and answers.
by John Watkinson
The Art of Digital Audio is well written and informative technical overview of digital audio, except that being a mid 1990s book, it almost completely omits detailed coverage of some topics (like MPEG audio compression) that would nowadays have to be considered critical. It is nonetheless an essential component of the well informed digital audio engineer's library. There is a *lot* of stuff in this compendium that you would otherwise have to find scattered over a dozen other books.
Audio Engineer's Reference Book
by Michael Talbot-Smith (Editor), John Low, Ann Reed
The 43 contributions are arranged into seven chapters: basic principles, acoustics and acoustic devices, recording and reproduction, digital equipment, studio and their facilities, distribution of audio signals, and miscellaneous topics. The second edition reflects new developments in digital audio and transmission technology.
- Audio Systems Technology Level III: Handbook For Installers and Engineers by Bob Bushnell, et al
- The Audio Dictionary by Glenn D. White