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The Recording, Mixing, and Mastering Reference Handbook

The Recording, Mixing, and Mastering Reference Handbook

This book, written by Karl Pedersen and Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard, provides an easy-to-read guide for music-making in the studio setting, from equipment fundamentals to recording and mixing almost any instrument.

In six sections, lessons give a comprehensive introduction to microphone settings and techniques, audio processing and effects, controlling acoustics, and history lessons on songs recorded with a given technique. The second half of the handbook delves into background theory on microphones, EQ-filters, compressors, and acoustics to give the reader a general understanding of practical recording techniques before acquiring deeper comprehension of the tools and the recording processes. 

Throughout the chapters, lessons on recording methods gradually build complexity and detail to keep readers engaged and challenged. Whether a university student in an audio recording course, a novice audio engineer who needs to build technique, or a busy professional who requires a quick refresh on specific techniques, any reader will find an essential resource in The Recording, Mixing, and Mastering Reference Handbook. More about the book

The authors

Karl Pedersen 

Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard is head of the Music and Sound Knowledge Group