Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio (Sound On Sound Presents...)

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Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio (Sound On Sound Presents...)

Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio (Sound On Sound Presents...)

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Certainly I think this would be an excellent book for someone who does want to get seriously into mixing. My other issue with the title is that the implication is that his target audience is people with not as much experience, who might not know some of the info he is assuming we know. If you're a tape-and- console engineer, there's still good stuff to be found, but you'll probably skip chapters like "Timing and Tuning. Each month, he does a "makeover" mix of a reader-submitted song, explaining his decisions and techniques in detail. After reading Mixing Secrets, books and articles on more advanced topics become easier to grasp, even if they are written poorly.

There are, however, ways to maximize the effectiveness of your efforts, and this is the best I know when it comes to mixing. Secondly, although he states the book is a “step by step primer” some information is so conspicuously absent, I was shocked. He specializes in adapting the techniques of top producers for those working in small studios and on a tight budget. Example, most books on recording will remind you to listen to your mixes from multiple sources (monitors, headphones, car, etc.If you already know everything, pick up a copy to skim, then gift it to a friend who's starting out. And though there's plenty of information to soak up, Mike has made it very easy to navigate your way through the book and to find the relevant information you need quickly and easily. Great care has been taken to ensure accuracy in the preparation of this article but neither Sound On Sound Limited nor the publishers can be held responsible for its contents.

This is specific to mixing and not the whole process of recording, but is incredible in both its practicality and its readability. I also liked the insight presented in the form of quotations by some of the very best in the recording business. Usefully, every chapter concludes with a 'Cut to the Chase' section summarising the key techniques and 'secrets', along with an 'Assignment' section detailing practical exercises to hone new‑found skills. I really liked that he explained why he was doing things, instead of just saying "do this", as it helped me to adapt the methods to different situations and to really understand what I was doing, rather than following blindly.Having produced for around 8 years but never really getting a formal introduction to mixing, this book completely shifted my perspective. On top of that, Mike Senior has a very enjoyable writing style - his personality and humor definitely shine through. Mixing Secrets For The Small Studio is a down-to-earth primer for small-studio enthusiasts who want chart-ready sonics in a hurry. htm), with numerous illustrative audio files, links to recommended software and other resources, and — most impressively — a wide variety of high‑quality bespoke multitrack material to enable readers to practice and develop their mixing skills and processing techniques.

Drawing on the back-room strategies of more than 100 famous names, this entertaining guide leads you step-by-step through the entire mixing process. The emphasis is very much on mastering the correct approaches and techniques, rather than how to use any specific equipment or software, and everything is described in such as way as to make it easily transferable across any DAW platform or even to a traditional console-based mix environment. As a project studio operator, Mixing Secrets has been the single resource I can point to that got me over the hump and into the territory where I can begin seriously competing with established professionals - all while remaining on a humble budget.Essential pre‑mix groundwork is covered in three chapters through Part 2, dealing with timing, tuning and arrangement issues.

Burl Audio, under the direction of owner/designer Rich Williams, has developed some of the best new recording equipment over the last eight years. The reader is expected to have a basic level of underpinning knowledge about the fundamentals of sound, audio equipment, signal levels, production workflows and so on, although there are excellent additional resources on the dedicated web site (see below) to help if some of these aspects are unfamiliar. Author Mike Senior is well equipped with his experience as engineer, producer and journalist for Sound-on-Sound magazine to guide any reader, with an intermediate to advanced understanding of the studio recording and mixing process, through four main sections. The book concludes with a couple of appendices detailing his quote references and providing a thorough discography. This is what they've learned--their sage advice to impart on the next generation of engineers/producers.He really explains all the different controls and parameters of compression, but then gives you no real idea how to use it on individual instruments, aside from generalities. If you've never spent time working with seasoned engineers, or you haven't been mixing for long, this book is gold.



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