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Good source of Info - Books

Discussion in 'Recording' started by davemoore, Apr 22, 2005.

  1. davemoore

    davemoore Guest

    I'm looking for a few good books that would possibly be considered as a "standard" that have a lot of GOOD Detailed information in it about the various recording steps.

    I just bought "The Recording Engineer's Handbook" last night and LOVE it so far. Only heard good things about this book.

    Is "The mixing Engineer's Handbook" any good?
    and how about "The Mastering Engineer's Handbook". These are all from the same author so these books may be a little repetitive and I would like to get ideas from different authors, but if these books are good I'll get them.

    I've asked this same question on another forum and a few guys posted back with over 100 titles that they said they own and have read them all. I think they just went on Amazon.com and looking for recording books! lol.

    Either way I'm only looking to be 2 or 3 more books right now, what are some good, detailed books on recording/mixing/etc.

  2. karbomusic

    karbomusic Active Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Charlotte, NC
    "The Sound Reinforcement Handbook" by Yamaha...

    It's intended audience is Pro Sound, but it is still a must read for anyone in the industry. It is considered a classic piece of reading material now I believe. It should be listed here under the "Recomended Books " link...

    There is also another one that is great but I can't remember the title (Studio Recording Techniques 4th ed....?? ). It was standard issue for recording schools in my area for many years. I will give you the correct title/author when I get back to the studio and check.

    Best regards-

  3. maintiger

    maintiger Distinguished Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Whittier, California, USA
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    the mastering audio book by bob katz is a most...

  4. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    Karbo, the book you're thinking of is "Modern Recording Techniques" and I think a new edition came out recently.

    I have the "Mix Engineer's Handbook" and really got a lot out of it, especially the interviews.

    SRH by Yamaha was my Live Sound Reinforcement textbook in school
  5. karbomusic

    karbomusic Active Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Charlotte, NC
    Yep, that's the one. Just found it.


  6. oadamy

    oadamy Guest

    i have that one tooooo, definitely has a lot of great stuff.
  7. JeffSanders

    JeffSanders Active Member

    Jun 10, 2004
    Fairhaven, MA USA
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    "Mixing With Your Mind", "The Art of Mixing" and "The Mixing Engineer's Handbook" are the three I love most.
  8. Book Recs

    One of my textbooks in school right now is the "Handbook for Sound Engineers" by Glen M. Ballou. At 1500 pages or so, it's pretty brutal. But it has an astonishing amount of material in it about how things work. Its' chapters were written by Bill Whitlock of Jensen Transformers, David Miles Huber who wrote/updated the Modern Recording Techniques book that Karbo and McCheese were talking about (also a great book), along with an impressive list of other figures. Parts of it are really thick with technical stuff, and other parts read quick and easy, but it is highly informative throughout.
  9. JBsound

    JBsound Guest

    Both the "Mixing Engineer's Handbook" and the "Mastering Engineer's Handbook" are pretty good. The think I like about them is that it is not just one guy writing the book. You get a good perspective from several successful engineers.

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