Tips for Recording Musicians
By John Harris
Publisher: PC Publishing
Released: July 1999
Pages: 116

Written by Sound on Sound Demo Doctor John Harris, Tips for Recording Musicians is packed with invaluable hints and tips to help musicians and recording engineers get more professional results.

Today's studio equipment is affordable but sophisticated, and it takes a lot of know how to use all this technology effectively. So we've prised John Harris away from his mixing desk and persuaded him to write this concise and pithy guide.

He details the equipment you need--microphones, effects, tape machines, etc--and he explains how to use the mixing desk, and how production techniques like arranging and track layering can help avoid a muddy mix. Separate sections are devoted to the recording and production of vocals, electric guitar, drums and acoustic instruments, and he shows how MIDI can be used to good effect in the recording process.

You'll learn how to get the best from delay and reverb, as well as other effects like compression and gating, and the book includes some useful tips on using the mixing desk and post production work.

All in all it's a handy guide, in an easy-to-read hints and tips format, that will improve your recording techniques at a stroke.

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