Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Buy Used
$8.39
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: 100% guaranteed delivery with Fulfillment By Amazon. The pages of this book are clean. This cover has a visible crease or bend. Purchase of this item helps the Friends raise funds for The Seattle Public Library. This is a former Library book with normal library stamping and stickers.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies Paperback – November 8, 2011

4.3 out of 5 stars 46 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$7.22 $4.40

There is a newer edition of this item:


Excel2016ForDummiesVideo
Excel 2016 For Dummies Video Training
Discover what Excel can do for you with self-paced video lessons from For Dummies. Learn more.
click to open popover

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

Discover the techniques and gear that will turn your music into great-sounding recordings

You love making music. If you're ready to start recording your tunes, this is the place to begin. Learn about the many types of digital recording systems and how to use them, essential engineering techniques, professional mixing and mastering tips, how to turn sounds into songs, and what it takes to assemble and release an album. Sound good?

  • Building your studio — consider the type of recording you want to do and what your physical space will require

  • Gear up — compare computer-based recording systems, studio-in-a-box, tablet systems, and portable recorders

  • Meet mic — explore different types of microphones and which work best for various instruments

  • MIDI and more — get a handle on using MIDI, synthesizers, and software instruments

  • Welcome to the mixer — learn about mixer options based on your choice of recording equipment

  • Makin' tracks — understand multitrack recording, overdubbing, submixing, and bouncing

  • Putting it together — clean up and edit your tracks and professionally master your songs

  • Get it out there — create CDs and MP3 files, distribute your music online, and learn how to promote your product

Open the book and find:

  • What to consider when choosing equipment

  • Tips for getting a great source sound

  • Mic setups for commoninstruments

  • All about equalizing and blending tracks

  • Hints for synchronizing devices

  • How to create a performance that never happened

  • How to record on a tablet PC

  • Ten innovative ways to promote your music

Learn to:

  • Record with a PC, studio-in-a-box, or tablet

  • Create recordings for demos or commercial releases

  • Capture sounds from guitars, drums, piano, horns, and vocals

  • Edit tracks, mix, master, and distribute your songs

About the Author

Jeff Strong is a veteran musician, recording engineer, and teacher, as well as founder of The Strong Institute, which creates products to assist in therapy through music. Jeff is also the bestselling author of Pro Tools All-in-One For Dummies and Drums For Dummies.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

More to Explore: EQing Tips and Tricks
Check out a cheat sheet (pdf) for EQing your tracks.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 4 edition (November 8, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 111810689X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118106891
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #470,853 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book is very informative. From beginner to advanced it covers all you need to know about setting up a home studio for your musical interest. Whatever style of music your creating, from hip hop to new age, Home Recording For Musicians for Dummies gets you up and running. You will learn the basic types of equipment you need to get you started on your projects saving you time and money by avoiding purchasing equipment that can be added on to later. No more confusion from trying how to figure out how to get the best sound from your equipment. Home Recording For Musicians for Dummies is a bridge that takes your creative ideas from your imagination to professional quality recordings ready to market. This book is a must read for anyone that is serious about their musical creations. Definitely five star !!! I love it. :-)
Comment 13 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Beware: this book was written and published circa 2011. While it isn't out of touch, it isn't in touch with the current technology and programs. Much of the technical info (a small portion of the text) is now old, since the programs and computers have evolved so fast. It almost seems written in 2011 by a person still relating to experiences from 2005.

Aside from that, this book has a lot of very useful information on how to set up inexpensive recording studios, how to approach projects, how to sculpt sound for a professional outcome. This primer on the nuts-n-bolts of music/sound production is what every beginner should be familiar with. If you are moderately experience, or you've studied recording thoroughly, you will probably be bored by the basic information in this book.
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Well written with heaps of information for home recording musician novices..... exactly what the book is about. Jeff writes with a great sense of humor also. Recommended to all my collegues. Thanks
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Check out the FREE "Cheat Sheet" for EQing your tracks. The link is listed on this page (if you are viewing the newer edition of this item), just above the Book Description (in a box titled - More to Explore: Tips and Tricks). This is a free, no purchase required, PDF document provided by the author and publisher. I've found it to be an excellent "Quick Guide to EQing Your Tracks." To save a copy on your computer; click the "cheat sheet" link, Select "FILE" on the Adobe Reader or Acrobat menu, then SAVE AS > "PDF". My thanks to Jeff Strong (author) and "For Dummies" (publisher) for providing this free EQing reference guide. I wish that more authors and publishers would demonstrate appreciation for those who purchase their books as they have.

The book itself is an essential, easy to read and understand, reference guide for musicians (and non-musicians) who are new to home recording. It is also great for older musicians, like me, who spent their formative years on a quest to perfect the analog-based world of audio recording. I highly recommend "Home Recording For Musicians - For Dummies."
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is an excellent book for those starting or completing a home recording studio. Questions have been answered I had been too embarrassed to ask the real pros. This is an "easy read" and ever page of its 378 pages has pertinent information for the young or older musician (like me at 66). Could have used this book 20. years ago !
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book is broken down to easily understandable answers to questions that anybody could have about home recording. I would recommend this book to anybody who would like answers in an easy to understand format.
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I always buy these books for dummies, I learn more from them than reading one from a professional standpoint, I have really have gotten a few tips on Recording and have already recorded one song with the help of several other Dummy Books.. Great little book.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I've been fooling around with home recording for a long time. I've bought several different interfaces and finally bought a Zoom R8 stand alone eight-track recorder. Much of what is in this book I already knew, but it does give some good insights on how to record, and mix specific instruments. For me, it filled in a lot of gaps.

I think this is a great place to start for anybody who is just starting out. It basically takes you through the entire recording process, and gives useful advice on each stage of the process, from choosing gear, setting up a room, recording, mixing, etc.

The writing is easy to follow if you know the basics of music and sound. The author makes a lot of silly jokes and puns that I found more annoying than funny. He could have left those out.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse