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Books on micing

Discussion in 'Recording' started by pilgrim_heart, Oct 24, 2003.

  1. Hi everyone!
    I'm searching for some nice and informative book on micing. I've been studying sound engineering at college level for a bit over a year and have had access to quite a nice range of microphones, so I've got most of the basics covered already (like stereo techniques and "bread-and-butter" mono micing). What I'm looking for is something wich presents a variety of ideas and gives inspiration for trying something else than the usual stuff.
    Does anyone know anything nice? Or would I be better of browsing through the web for this kind of stuff?
  2. missilanious

    missilanious Guest

    Get in the studio's and work, what school do you go to and can you get free studio time? Many of the books teach basics but are very usefull to give you an idea on how to record instruments you don't record on a day to day basis.
  3. Yeah, I do get free studio time. Unforunately I've been a bit bad at using that privilege but I hope to better myself in that respect. The idea about the book is to have suggestions for some tried and tested ways of micing while I'm there. No need to reinvent the wheel :)
  4. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Distinguished Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    One my old time favorites is the Microphone Manual Design And Application by David Miles Huber from the Howard W. Sams & Company Audio Library Series. It dates back to 1998, but nothing has changed as far as the basic info and techniques.
  5. golli

    golli Active Member

    Apr 17, 2003
  6. tripnek

    tripnek Active Member

    Jun 9, 2003
  7. blairl

    blairl Guest

    "The Microphone Book" by John Eargle should be required reading for anyone that wants to record acoustic instruments. It's full of all kinds of information from basic mic positioning to very technical details about polar patterns and microphone function and design. Some of the best ears in the business credit John Eargle's book with helping them achieve quality recordings. His specialty is classical or orchestral music recording, but he has extensive studio experience as well and covers all areas in the book.

    The Microphone Book
  8. Thanks everyone. I managed to find Microphone Manual... used at amzon for a bargain price. I've borrowed Proffesional Microphone Techniques from my scool library, I thought I'd review and see if seems to be worth since it's (comparably) a tad expensive (but the CD seems lika a brilliant idea).
    The list of links seems really useful too, although I must confess that I'm not very good at carefully reading longer articles on the web. Whenever I get seated with a book I relax and it works fine, but on the web I just can't seem to do that. Hmm, perhaps I should just print a few of them?
  9. Ehhhrrm... professional I mean.

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