The Recording Engineer's Handbook - As close to a bible as possible, this book covers it all - from choosing the right mic, to EQ and outboard gear, you'll learn from a seasoned veteran of the recording studio. You'll learn how to record both acoustic and electronic instruments with insights from someone who's "been there". Vocal recording is also covered.
Working as an engineer is a challenging endeavor. From dealing with the talent to making recording decisions, you have to be sharp and know when to do what. By the time you've finished this book, you'll feel more comfortable in your studio - or someone else's.
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.