The Recording Engineer's Handbook, 2nd ed. from Course Technology and written by Bobby Owsinski takes you into the tracking process for all manner of instruments and vocals---providing you with the knowledge and skill to make sense of the many choices you have in any given project.
Working as a recording engineer presents challenges from every direction of your project. From using microphones to deciding on EQ settings, choosing outboard gear to understanding how, when and why to process your signal, the seemingly never-ending choices can be very confusing. Professional Audio's bestselling author Bobby Owsinski (The Mixing Engineer's Handbook, The Mastering Engineer's Handbook) takes you into the tracking process for all manner of instruments and vocals-- providing you with the knowledge and skill to make sense of the many choices you have in any given project. From acoustic to electronic instruments, mic placement to EQ settings, everything you need to know to capture professionally recorded audio tracks is in this guide.
About the Authors: A long-time music industry veteran, Bobby Owsinski started his career as a guitar and keyboard player, songwriter and arranger, eventually becoming an in-demand producer/engineer working not only with a variety of recording artists, but on commercials, television and motion pictures as well. One of the first to delve into surround sound music mixing, Bobby has worked on more than a hundred surround projects and DVD productions for a variety of superstar acts. Combining his music and recording experience along with an easy-to-understand writing style, Bobby has become one of the bestselling authors in the music recording industry with 16 books that are now staples in audio recording, music and music business programs in colleges around the world, including the bestselling Mixing Engineer's Handbook, How to Make Your Band Sound Great, and Music 3.0: A Survival Guide For Making Music In The Internet Age. A frequent moderator, panelist and program director for a variety of industry conferences, Bobby has served as the longtime producer of the annual Surround Music Awards, and is one of the creators and executive producers for the Guitar Universe and Desert Island Music television programs.