Focal Press Book: Mixing Audio (2nd Edition)

Focal Press Book: Mixing Audio (2nd Edition)

Focal Press Book: Mixing Audio (2nd Edition)

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Focal Press Book: Mixing Audio (2nd Edition)

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  • 1Description

This book, Mixing Audio from Focal Press is both a study in the art and science of mixing. It takes a trained ear to really know when you've hit it on a recording and this book will give you the tools to recognize what it takes to master the skills to when you've "hit it." Tips, tricks and insights will show you the way to get that perfect mix. It will demonstrate theory and tools used to achieve a final product. It's loaded with photos, graphs diagrams and samples

A companion website provides 4 sample mixes and over 2,000 audio samples. You'll also have screenshots and session files of the sample mixes. Whether it's rock, jazz or heavy metal, you'll come away with a working knowledge of what it takes to do a proper mix and get the sound that you envision in your mind's eye.

About the Author
Roey Izhaki is an academic lecturer in the field of audio engineering and gives mixing seminars across Europe at various schools and exhibitions. Currently lecturing in the Audio Engineering department at SAE Institute, London.

Within this Edition

Multitracks provided to help practice mixing
Fully updated with current plug-in and software version and information
Companion website with a multitude of new samples including more macro-mixing samples
A sample mix: Rock n' Roll

Table of Contents

Part I: Concepts and Practices
Music and mixing
Music - an extremely short introduction
The role and importance of the mix
The perfect mix
Some axioms and other gems
Louder perceived better
Percussives weight less
Natural vs. artificial
Learning to mix
What makes a great mixing engineer?
Methods of learning
Mixing analysis
Reference tracks
The process of mixing
Mixing and the production chain
The mix as a composite
Where to start?
Finalizing and stabilizing the mix
Related issues
How long does it take?
Using solos
Mono listening
Mix Edits
Mixing domains and objectives
Mixing objectives
Frequency domain
Level domain
Stereo domain
Part II: Tools
How did we get here?
Choosing monitors
The room factor
Positioning monitors
Peak meters
Average meters
Phase meters
Mixing consoles
Processors vs. effects
Basic signal flow
In-line consoles
The monitor section
Correct gain structure
The digital console
Software mixers
Tracks and mixer strips
The internal architecture
What is phase?
Working with faders
How stereo works?
Pan controls
Types of tracks
Panning techniques
Beyond pan pots
The frequency spectrum
Types and controls
In practice
Equalizing various instruments
Introduction to dynamic range processors
Dynamic Range
Dynamic Range Processors in a nutshell
Principle of operation and core controls
Additional controls
Controls in practice
More on compressors
In practice
In practice
Upward Expanders
Operation and controls
Delay basics
In practice
Other modulation tools
Reverb programs
Reverb properties and parameters
Reverbs and stereo
Other reverb types
Reverbs in practice
Distortion basics
Ways to generate distortion
Drum Triggering
Methods of drum triggering
Other tools
Pitch shifters and harmonizers
Exciters and enhancers
Transient designers
The automation process
Automation alternatives
Control surfaces
Part III: Sample Mixes
Hero (rock)
The Hustler (drum n' bass)
Temps (hip hop)
Donna Pomini (dance)
Appendix 1: Notes and frequencies
Appendix 2: Delay time chart
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
Subject General Audio Tutorials
Author Roey Izhaki
Edition 2nd
Hard/Soft Cover Paperback
Pages 582
Dimensions 9.6 x 7.4 x 0.9" (24.4 x 18.8 x 2.3 cm)
Illustrations Yes
ISBN Number 9780240522227
Publisher Focal Press
Date Published September 2011
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.528 x 7.323 x 1.181"
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