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Books, anyone?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by skawful, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. skawful

    skawful Guest

    Are there any books on mixing and or general music recording worth reading?

  2. xian

    xian Guest

    I hear "The Sound Reiforcement Handbook" (Davis/Jones) is worth reading. Mine is on order right now, should be here any day. If you want, I could give you some more info on it in a week or so.
  3. CoyoteTrax

    CoyoteTrax Well-Known Member

    The Mixing Engineer's Handbook by Bobby Owsinski is a great starter book in my opinion.

    Another good book is Tape Op: The Book About Creative Music Recording.

    You can get them both at Amazon or Barnes & Noble I'm pretty sure.
  4. Vince Jaeger

    Vince Jaeger Guest

    On sale for 20.76$ aswell.
  5. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

  6. audiowkstation

    audiowkstation Active Member

    The books Chris mentions are good ones. I would also suggest Bruce Swediens "make mine music".

    I had not finished it and before I knew it, someone walked out of the studio with it. Bruce is the real deal...since the 50's and he mixes his arse off and still is very active in his studio and in others. He knows the real deal here!

    I am hoping for Christmas........well we will see.
  7. Kuzan

    Kuzan Guest

    I'll second the Mix Engineers hand book. It's the best book I've read so far. The 1st 2/3 of the books are tips, techniques etc and the last 3rd is interviews with about 20 engineers.
  8. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

    Yesterday I finally got "The Daily Adventures of Mixerman" in the mail. The stories that were posted on the internet were great, so I just had to have the book. All ya'll should buy it.
  9. sammyg

    sammyg Active Member


    check out "mixing with your mind" by Mike Stav.
    Awesome book, im pretty sure the site is http://www.mixingwithyourmind.com

  10. IIRs

    IIRs Well-Known Member

    Bob Katz "Mastering Audio"
  11. Right on, Sammy. That book changed my whole outlook on recording.

    Its not really intended to be a "how-to" guide but it can really enhance a general base of knowledge.

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