Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies, 4th Edition
By Jeff Strong
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: October 2011
Pages: 408

Discover the techniques and gear that will turn your music into great-sounding recordings

You love making music. If you're ready to start recording your tunes, this is the place to begin. Learn about the many types of digital recording systems and how to use them, essential engineering techniques, professional mixing and mastering tips, how to turn sounds into songs, and what it takes to assemble and release an album. Sound good?

  • Building your studio — consider the type of recording you want to do and what your physical space will require

  • Gear up — compare computer-based recording systems, studio-in-a-box, tablet systems, and portable recorders

  • Meet mic — explore different types of microphones and which work best for various instruments

  • MIDI and more — get a handle on using MIDI, synthesizers, and software instruments

  • Welcome to the mixer — learn about mixer options based on your choice of recording equipment

  • Makin' tracks — understand multitrack recording, overdubbing, submixing, and bouncing

  • Putting it together — clean up and edit your tracks and professionally master your songs

  • Get it out there — create CDs and MP3 files, distribute your music online, and learn how to promote your product

Open the book and find:

  • What to consider when choosing equipment

  • Tips for getting a great source sound

  • Mic setups for commoninstruments

  • All about equalizing and blending tracks

  • Hints for synchronizing devices

  • How to create a performance that never happened

  • How to record on a tablet PC

  • Ten innovative ways to promote your music

Learn to:

  • Record with a PC, studio-in-a-box, or tablet

  • Create recordings for demos or commercial releases

  • Capture sounds from guitars, drums, piano, horns, and vocals

  • Edit tracks, mix, master, and distribute your songs

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