"An invaluable guide for aspiring producers and engineers to help craft their techniques in this changing world of recording." -- Rae Di Leo, Engineer/Programmer (Filter)
"Helpful for anyone who is starting out or wanting to learn about the proper way to arrange a recording session." -- Billy Bush, Grammy Award-Nominated Engineer (Garbage, Korn, The Offspring, Alanis Morissette)
With loads of real-world tips, Franz walks the reader through all the steps of pre-production, production, mixing, and mastering." -- Charles Dye, Grammy Award-Nominated Mixer/Engineer/Producer (Ricky Martin's --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
How do you produce exceptional music? This comprehensive home-studio guide will show you how to create the highest-quality recordings by honing your production skills and engineering techniques. With a complete explanation of the entire production process, you'll find out everything successful producers and engineers need to know, making your music projects stand out from the rest.
Learn how to:
- Mix and master your recordings like the pros
- Run a recording session and produce great songs
- Set up your home studio and improve the efficiency of your system
- Set up microphones to capture superior sounds
- Prevent recording disasters before they occur
- Get the perfect performance from an artist
- Create and stick to budgets, organize schedules, and negotiate contracts
- Master the intricacies of Pro Tools with keystroke shortcuts and technical instruction
- Record real-sounding MIDI tracks
Producers, engineers, songwriters, and artists: Develop your production and engineering expertise. Realize the full potential of your songwriting and musical artistry. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I purchased this book thinking it was the one I needed for my Berklee Class, but realized it was the outdated edition only after it arrived and my classes had begun. Read morePublished on October 3, 2008 by K. Andrews
this book reads more like a manual and covers a lot of information. However, for a beginner it is worth the price because you will come away with some critical and time saving... Read morePublished on September 23, 2005 by Amazon Customer
This book gives you a general overview only. In most situations I had to refer to the Pro Tools reference guide to get a detailed explanation in order to do what needed to be done. Read morePublished on July 21, 2005 by zeitgeistwriter
I got an MBox for my laptop just to demo up some songs I have been working on (so I don't have to shell out at the studio). This book got me hooked up and recording in no time. Read morePublished on March 26, 2004 by sixpinelbow
Just bought this book ... it's very helpfull for me ... it's clear ... it's greatPublished on December 30, 2003
I am a musician, and I've wanted to produce and record my own music at home for a long time. I'm not very technically savvy, so I really needed something in addition to a manual... Read morePublished on October 27, 2003 by Jennifer A. D'angora
Intuitive, detailed, and accessible. Dave Franz offers the tools, techniques, and more than a few secrets to creating a successful Pro Tools production. Read morePublished on October 24, 2003