Home Recording for Beginners from Course Technology and written by Geoffrey Francis guides beginners step-by-step, through the fundamentals of home recording, using the computer as the recording medium. The emphasis is on practical instruction, delivered over the course of 30 lessons in easy-to-understand language and logical sequence and with real examples for the reader to try out. Essential technical knowledge and theory are introduced and explained along the way as it becomes relevant and necessary. It also takes the reader through what they will need (equipment and cost) if they wish to progress to creating a serious home studio. The book is not software-based, but examples are shown using REAPER, a low-cost Digital Audio Workstation. A 30-day evaluation copy of REAPER is provided on the accompanying CD.
About the Author: Geoffrey studied audio production at Sydney' s Professional Audio School under the expert and experienced guidance of Terry Farrell. He graduated with honors in 1991. Specializing in the arrangement, production and recording of acoustic music he ran a successful studio in Sydney. In 1996 he moved to Tasmania, an island whose magnificent wilderness and pristine environment has inspired him to new directions in musical production and recording. Since 2007 he has been providing documentation for REAPER. His publications include Up and Running: A REAPER User Guide and ReaMix: Breaking the Barriers with REAPER.