The Mixing Engineer's Handbook, 2nd ed. - This is a bible for anyone in the mixing industry. It traces the history of the mixing process, examining styles, changes, technology and the rules of how it's done. In addition, it covers how a mix can influence and directly affect the tone and feeling of a song.
Topics covered include but are not limited to: loud mix, hypercompression, mixing for Internet distribution, warning signs of an amateur mix, MP3 encoding, streaming audio, audio codecs, de-essing, gating, surround sound mixing, and more.
Computer mixing techniques are also discussed. Finally, the drum part is often the most complicated and difficult part of the mix. You'll find a multitude of tips, tricks and insights into how to integrate percussion into your successful mix.
About the Author: A longtime veteran of the music industry, Bobby Owsinski has produced and composed for records, DVDs, motion pictures, and television shows. One of the first to delve into surround-sound music mixing, Bobby has worked on more than 200 surround projects and DVD productions for such diverse acts as Elvis, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, The Ramones, and Chicago, among many, many others.
Currently a principal in the music production house Surround Associates and content creator 2B Media, Bobby has also penned several hundred articles for many popular music and audio trade publications and has authored books that are now staples in audio-recording programs in colleges around the world. A frequent moderator, panelist, and program director of a variety of music and professional audio industry conferences, Bobby has served as the longtime producer of the annual Surround Music Awards and is currently an executive producer for the Guitar Universe and Desert Island Music television programs.
He is also a partner in the popular Asia Los Feliz restaurant in Los Angeles, and he serves on the board of directors of the Media Entertainment Technology Alliance.