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Audio Engineering 101: A Beginner's Guide to Music Production is the guide for starting out in the recording industry. This easy to understand book is a real beginner’s music production guide. It's filled with practical advice on how to navigate the recording world, from an author with first-hand, real-life experience. The book helps you succeed in the exciting, yet tough, music industry.
Dittmar covers all the basics- equipment, studio acoustics, the principals of EQ/ compression, music examples to work from, and when and how to use compression. Learn about the recording process and aspects often overlooked: internships, people skills, jobs, and the art side. FAQ’s from professionals give you real insight into the reality of life on the industry.
About the Author
Tim Dittmar, is a musician, recording and live sound engineer, producer, songwriter, and professor. Since 2000, Tim has been a professor and full-time faculty member at Austin Community College. Tim heads the technical side of Commercial Music Management at the college.
Table of Contents
Introduction Chapter 1 What is sound? Seven Important Characteristics Chapter 2 How to Listen, Remember When Your Parents Told You to Listen? Well, You Should Have Listened! Chapter 3 EQ Points of Interest. Frequencies Made Easy Chapter 4 People skills. Recording Isn’t All Technical! Chapter 5 Microphone Guides and Their Uses. Hey, Is This Thing On? Chapter 6 Mixing Consoles. So Many Knobs, So Little Time Chapter 7 Signal Processors. Toys You Could Play with for Days! Chapter 8 Signal Flow. The Keys to Directing Audio Traffic Chapter 9 Studio Session Procedures: How a Recording Session Happens and in What Order Chapter 10 Basic Acoustics... How to Make Your Recording Space Sound Better Chapter 11 The History of Audio: It Helps to Know Where You Came From Chapter 12 Now That I Am Dangerous, Should I get an internship? Chapter13 Jobs. What Can I Do With These Skills? Chapter 14 FAQs. Hear it from the Pros