The Art of Mixing, 2 ed. from Course Technology and written by David Gibson is an in-depth exploration into the aesthetics of what makes a great mix. David Gibson's unique approach to mixing gives you a visual representation of the dynamics of the sounds involved in creating a musical mix. Through this three-dimensional, colorful explanation, you are introduced to a framework that will help you understand everything that an engineer does-- enabling you to not only recognize what you like, but how to achieve it in your studio. Expand your recording techniques by learning what your recording equipment does and how it all works together in a simple, visual manner. From bluegrass to big band, new age to heavy metal, classical to hip-hop, jazz to rap, and alternative rock to techno, Gibson has mapped out everything that can be done to create various effects in all standard mixes. Once you have a perspective on what can be done, you have the power to be truly creative on your own: to make art out of technology.
About the Author:
David Gibson has engineered and produced albums in a wide range of styles of music - acoustic rock, jazz, rock, new age, heavy metal, rap, hip-hop, and electronica. He has been teaching, engineering, and producing groups in major 24-track studios since 1982 and is the founder of Globe Institute of Recording and Production in San Francisco. Gibson has also done recording for James Brown's band, Bobby Whitlock (Derek and the Dominos), the Atlanta Rhythm Section, and Hank William's Jr.'s band, as well as having worked with members of the Doobie Brothers, Lacy J. Dalton's band, Herbie Hancock's band, and It's a Beautiful Day. Gibson is also the inventor of the patented "Virtual Mixer" mixing plug-in which uses 3D visuals to control a mix.