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The Mixing Engineer's Handbook Paperback – April 9, 2013
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He's also a contributor to Forbes writing on the new music business, his popular blogs have passed 5 million visits, and he's appeared on CNN and ABC News as a music branding and audio expert. Many of his books have also been turned into video courses that can be found online at lynda.com, and he continues to provide Â presentations, workshops and master classes at conferences and universities worldwide.
After having taught thousands of entrepreneurs the principles of branding and social media in his coaching courses, Bobby has written his his first book outside the music industry entitled Social Media Promotion for Small Business and Entrepreneurs.
Visit Bobby's music production blog at bobbyowsinski.blogspot.com/,Â his Music 3.0 music industry blog at music3point0.blogspot.com, his Forbes blog at forbes.com/sites/bobbyowsinski/, his podcast at bobbyoinnercircle.com, and his website at bobbyowsinski.com.
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I felt that the pace this author went in the book was very good for me. He defines most things in the book, which is very helpful to someone getting into mixing and trying to learn this vast universe of mixing. Additionally, this book has a glossary, unlike many other music books I've read...again, something I really appreciate.
Mixing is also a very subjective art...what might be used by one mixer, may not be used by another. Mr. Owsinski, I think, does a great job of objectively explaining mixing, and then providing some techniques that he found helpful and/or that other mixers have found helpful.
I personally liked how there wasn't a lot of "fluff" in the book. There was some history of how various things progressed, such as delays, reverbs, etc. I found that to be in a good amount, and helpful to what is being used today. Each chapter is "to the point," which is helpful to me since I'm not an avid reader. Additionally, it was not too technical, which I found another book to be that I read.
There are many tools, tips and techniques in the book, as well as explanations of essential mixing items, such as removing noise, delays, reverb, equalization, compression, etc. There is also an explanation of the various important parameters with this tools, such as what "attack" and "release" are with compression, and how they work.Read more ›
Mixing is something you have to develop and if you have the benefit of looking over the shoulder of some great engineers, you can learn quite a bit. Having many shoulders to look over here helps tremendously. Don't think you can just take the recipes from this book and become a hit mixer. It takes time and practice. Bobby covers the topic thoroughly and presents the material in an easy to read manner. I'm a fan of his books and use this one to teach mixing.
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Very user friendly and informational Bobby's book is highly recommended...Published 15 days ago by vincent barbuto
What an amazing book! My mixes are like night and day after reading this book! A must have!Published 21 days ago by Thomas T Venable Jr
Great book - very informative and a the right level for - who is new to audio production and engineeringPublished 25 days ago by suzanne popp
excellent book that helps you concretely while you are working in the studio. It gives different tips from divers producers, a must have for the studio.Published 2 months ago by nomatterwhat
Not only do you get a vast amount of technical information, you get great interviews with legends of the game. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jeremy Ogletree
Very Good Book, But not as detailed as i wish. Great for starters and mid level audio learningPublished 2 months ago by Diego Portillo
Excellent resource with lots of tips. I planned to skip around like a hot shot but ended up reading it cover to cover because I got so much out of even chapters on concepts that I... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dallas Thornton