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The Recording Engineer's Handbook Paperback – January 20, 2009
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A great companion to this book is The Mixing Engineer's Handbook by the same author, Bobby Owsinski.
Contrary to popular belief, there is more music in this world than just rock n' roll.
I was hoping to get something with more scope, including choral, orchestral, sound for film, etc.
Very disappointed. Wasted my money.
The book is a little too big to take to a gig, but having it around for general reference is great.
I found myself taking it to recording sessions, and referring to it after a session when I had come across a difficulty. There are some great tips for miking instruments, and explain the nuances of different instruments. It is advice from someone who has been in the industry for a long time, and has spent his time gleaning tricks and tips to pass on to the beginner (or even those who have been in the field a long time).
5 stars. If you're on the fence, I can make your decision easy: buy it.
Easy to follow and understand.
Covers all/most major topics.
Spent ALOT of time reading (and re-reading) the Focal Press published Sound and Recording - AND - Modern Recording Techniques 7th edition (8th edition to be out soon). Did I mention Ive spent ALOT OF TIME reading those two books? lol haha, they are not the greatest and always (seem to) tend to go on and on, and in my opinion (ALOT OF THE TIME) "snob it up" / make more out of it than there is. And again in my opinion they also (at times) "rant" about the technicalities, and ooh-wee what a ranting it is (pu!). Well skip that and read this book either as a stand alone or in conjunction. Very well written, it is very clear with what it is teaching, while at the same time delving into those juicy and technical aspects of it all. =) nice
Gives (again) clear and concise information on beginning concepts, delving further into specifics than other books in its class (Modern Recording Techniques being one). Gives you more detailed and relevant information, information that other books dont tell you (again Modern Recording Techniques).
Great book, if you are a beginner you cant go wrong starting here. Its clear and concise without "dumming it down".
Id have to say that youd be missing out if you did not own and read this book, regardless of the required text for your class.
This book will clearly teach you the fundamentals, and beyond (yes with technical aspects, and again more so than Mod Rec Techniques) - far easier to follow and more relevant than Sound and Recording.
Save yourself some pain and start here.
hope this review helps!
oh yea - F N GREAT BOOK ! ! !
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Just what I needed to become a better recording engineer.Published 2 months ago by Barbara L. Allen
Straightforward. No nonsense. Informative. Specific. Timeless.Published 14 months ago by Morgan Dusatko
Bobby Owsinski's book is quite simply great. This is something that anyone who does recording, at either an amateur or professional level, can benefit from. Read morePublished on March 17, 2014 by Movieman, Montreal
A close friend let me borrow his copy of the recording engineers handbook when we started building our home studio. Read morePublished on January 22, 2014 by the yacht shop
Bobby is great author and has a beautiful intention with his books: register the traditional best practices, as this world changes. Read morePublished on June 8, 2013 by J. R. Kampa