Recording books...

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by BobbyJ, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. BobbyJ

    BobbyJ Guest

    Okay so I'm about to plunge into this crazy recording world...

    My proposed setup (after much deliberation and advice from this site - thanks!) is an Apple Powerbook Pro, Logic Studio 8, Profire 2626, AT4033, Sony MDR7509s, Alesis Monitor 1 MkIIs, a bunch of home-made rockwool bits for room treatment, and maybe an SE Electronics portable vocal booth. I already own cables, SM57/58s, Roland RD700sx (MIDI), stands etc. :D

    I'll mainly be recording in a home studio (keys, acoustic guitar, vocals) but then expanding to record a fuller band including drums/ bass etc. I'd expect to buy more mics for this (probably another couple of SM57s, a D112 and a matched pair of NT55s).

    Anyhow - that's so you have the context. What I'm looking for is a couple of decent books to get going. Covering both logic 8, and also mic placement, acoustic treatment, signal flow, mixing etc. Some all round solid advice that's applicable to my setup. I've researched the above well but am lacking to know which of the plethora of books to go for :shock: !

    I've searched the previous threads but to no avail...
  2. jordy

    jordy Active Member

    Aug 25, 2008
    Reedsville, PA
    Home Page:
    Home Recording For Dummies.
    i own this book. it's helped me understand things a bit clearer about getting a good mix...and also explaining in full detail about compression, limiting, mic placements,'s all pretty good helpful, useful advice.
    you might think it's a little too basic, but it covers everything. and it's pretty in depth, all while not using to many "big" words and phrases...and can answer all your basic questions...even about mastering. - what to do and what not to do, etc...
    always a good "go-to" book.
    i think it's like $30 at Barnes and Noble.
  3. GeckoMusic

    GeckoMusic Guest

    Here is a good thread with lots of good books:
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  4. BobbyJ

    BobbyJ Guest

    Ta - helpful. :) Others may want to check out Gecko's link (short thread) before commenting. Any further views here? Particualrly for Logic Studio 8? (not covered on separate thread).
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