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recommend books...your opinion?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by rkruz, Sep 5, 2004.

  1. rkruz

    rkruz Guest

    I got some advise on books to obtain to help in Home recording, PC based and for direct to PC record for guitar and mic's vocals. This is list (shown below) of fairly current books that were recommended.

    What is your opinion? could the list be culled a bit based on what you know of any of these books?


    Sound Recording Advice John J. Volanski;
    Introduction to Guitar Tone and Effects David M. Brewster;
    Sound Reinforcement Handbook Gary Davis;
    Guitarist's Guide to Computer Music Robin Vincent;
    Basic Mixing Techniques Paul White;
    Craig Anderton's Home Recording for Musicians Craig Anderton;
    Home Recording Power! Ben Milstead;
    PC Music Home Studio: Secrets, Tips, & Tricks Roman Petelin;
    The Musician's Guide to Home Recording Peter McIan;
    Build Your Own PC Recording Studio John Chappell;
  2. kinetic

    kinetic Guest

    Thats a great collection of books, but one 'must have' that isn't listed is here:

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    While this book is primarily about mastering, much of the content is applicable to recording in general, such as analog and digital levels, compression, limiting and expansion, normalisation etc etc. You won't be the same again after reading this book.
  3. jdier

    jdier Active Member

    Mar 20, 2003
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    I bought a bunch of books that wound up being pretty crappy when I started. I would encourage you to work the Web for a month or two and do some experimenting. THEN you will be able to pick a book that answers the specific questions you have.

    Articles like this:
    are found all over the net.

    Do a google search on:
    How does diaphragm size/polar pattern relate to mic applications?
    and you will find a great deal of very helpful information from a guy named Harvey Gerst.... Buy about 200 sheets of paper and some toner and just print that baby out.

    Books are good, but I found that the ones I chose up front did not help me as much as the ones I got after I had been messing around for a few months.

    Hope this helps.


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