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After you've recorded the perfect song, you're only halfway there! Mixing is where the magic really happens and getting the perfect mix is a challenge. One of the most elusive arts of the recording practice, mixing can take a lifetime to master - this handbook jump-starts your skills and fast-forwards your progress!
Breaking the mix down by different effects - EQ, distortion, compression, expansion, pitch shift, delay, reverb, and more - and applying them to some of the most important instruments in pop music, Mix Smart will arm you with the skills and techniques you need to tap into your musicality and express it through multitrack mixing, putting true professional quality mixing within your reach.
*Future proof, ear-opening strategies will empower your inner-musician, giving you the knowledge you need to develop your mixing skills - from basic to advanced *Breaking the mix down by different effects, with detailed strategies for the most important pop instruments showing you how to create the perfect combination *Bonus Website, www.recordingology.com, packed with samples and example tracks, so you can practice as you learn *Mix Smart Quick Start summaries at the end of each chapter get you to work faster *Demystifies the technical, making the tools of the mix rig accessible - analog and digital, outboard and in the box, stereo and surround *For everyone who mixes - studio, live, music, film, games, and broadcast
The recording studio is your musical instrument, and it's time you really learned how to play. Alex Case shows you not just how to mix well, but how to Mix Smart!
This book is a great read for both the aspiring audio student and the grizzled audio professional.Published 8 months ago by Jim Anderson
Prof. Case is one of smartest guys I know. I feel this book is for people who are starting out in audio. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Scott Desmarais
I love Alexander Case's writing style and sense of humor, which he sprinkles in throughout some very difficult topics... Read morePublished 9 months ago by wolf13
This is such a good resource for teaching intelligent and intuitive mixing that I've adopted it as the text for the recording/mixing class I teach at UVU. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Arlen L.
Very good book with lots of relevant information. The problem is ive read enough of these kind of books
to realize you need to almost be an electrical engineer to keep up... Read more
Mix Smart is the perfect text for the aspiring mix engineer. As one might expect from anything written by Alex Case, this book finds the perfect intersection between the technical... Read morePublished on July 29, 2013 by P Meany
This is a solid book, without a doubt. The author knows his stuff, and the chapters are easy to understand. Read morePublished on March 15, 2012 by M. Sweetz
I really like the three Focal Press "Mastering Music" books on studio engineering that I've read: Recording Tips for Engineers, Third Edition: For cleaner, brighter tracks... Read morePublished on March 12, 2012 by Cowboy Bill