Focal Press Book: Mixing Secrets For The Small Studio, 1st Edition

Focal Press Book: Mixing Secrets For The Small Studio, 1st Edition

Focal Press Book: Mixing Secrets For The Small Studio, 1st Edition

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  • By Mike Senior
  • User-friendly explanations
  • Step-by-step guide
  • Chapter summaries and assignments
  • Perfect for school and college use
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Focal Press 9780240815800 overview

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Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio is a down-to-earth primer for small-studio enthusiasts who want chart-ready sonics in a hurry. Readers will learn the subtle editing, arrangement, and monitoring tactics which give industry insiders their competitive edge. Readers will also learn the psychological tricks which protect you from all the biggest rookie mistakes. This book shows the readers how to work with a limited budget, don't need to spend money, as well as how to make a limited budget really count. Drawing on the back-room strategies of more than 100 famous names, this entertaining guide leads the reader, step-by-step through the entire mixing process. User-friendly explanations introduce technical concepts on a strictly need-to-know basis, while chapter summaries and assignments are perfect for school and college use.

Discover how to achieve release-quality mixes even in the smallest studios by applying power-user techniques from the world's most successful producers. The book is very readable, approachable and often humorous style, and with plenty of illustrations, all of which maintain the interest from cover to cover.

About the Author
Mike Senior is a professional engineer, who has worked with Wet Wet Wet, The Charlatans, Reef, Therapy, and Nigel Kennedy. He specializes in adapting the techniques of top producers for those working on a budget.
Table of Contents
Introduction Part 1: Hearing & Listening

  • Chapter 1: Using Nearfield Monitors
  • Chapter 2: Supplementary Monitoring
  • Chapter 3: Low-End Damage Limitation
  • Chapter 4: From Subjective Impressions To Objective Results

Part 2: Mix Preparation

  • Chapter 5: Essential Groundwork
  • Chapter 6: Timing & Tuning Adjustments
  • Chapter 7: Comping & Arrangement

Part 3: Balance

  • Chapter 8: Building The Raw Balance
  • Chapter 9: Compressing For A Reason
  • Chapter 10: Beyond Compression
  • Chapter 11: Equalizing For A Reason
  • Chapter 12: Beyond EQ
  • Chapter 13: Frequency-Selective Dynamics
  • Chapter 14: The Power Of Side Chains
  • Chapter 15: Towards Fluent Balancing

Part 4: Sweetening To Taste

  • Chapter 16: Mixing With Reverb
  • Chapter 17: Mixing With Delays
  • Chapter 18: Stereo Enhancements
  • Chapter 19: Buss Compression, Automation & Endgame


  • Appendix 1: Who's Who: Selected Discography
  • Appendix 2: Quote References
  • Appendix 3: Picture Credits
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Focal Press 9780240815800 specs

Subject Audio software tutorials
Author Mike Senior
Edition 1st
Hard/Soft Cover Paperback
Pages 352
Dimensions 9.1 x 7.4 x 0.9", 23.11 x 18.79 x 2.28cm
Illustrations Yes
ISBN Number ISBN-10: 0240815807, ISBN-13: 978-0240815800
Publisher Focal Press
Date Published March 11, 2011
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.1 x 7.3 x 0.6"

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