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The Sound Effects Bible: How to Create and Record Hollywood Style Sound Effects Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B003FQM2S4
- Publisher : Michael Wiese Productions; Illustrated edition (November 1, 2011)
- Publication date : November 1, 2011
- Language : English
- File size : 4370 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 352 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #527,953 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I did learn several things from reading this. (For example, it had never occurred to me that when you're on the run, the safest way to grab headphones is by the arch between the ear cups.) But perhaps because Vier works in Hollywood, he emphasizes how awesome he is, the "fact" that his team is the best, and he dispenses generous doses of braggadocio that grow exasperating through sheer repetition. I bought the book to learn, but I think Viers sees the book, in part, as a lengthy brochure for the sound effects he sells on line.
If, like me, you're passionate about digital audio, this is an okay book to add to your library as one more perspective on sound. The focus specifically on sound effects is welcome for helping you learn to overcome hurdles you only find outdoors, such as wind noise. If you're looking for a solid foundation on how sound works, what equipment to buy, and how to record, you'll learn more from perusing magazines on the topic; or search Amazon on the string, "digital recording."
I was taken aback by the print quality, which I would best describe as a high-quality photocopy on heavy paper. The cover is substantial and the paper is substantial. Yet, the design of the book clearly features photographs and gradient areas which were meant to reach the edge of the page, but don't, everything is hyper contrasty, including gradients and photographs which are not well reproduced.
I would encourage Michael Weise Productions to give this book the presentation it deserves, even if it costs a few dollars more. The content can stand on its own merits.
Top reviews from other countries
I'm so pleased with this, it's a great resource for anyone that wants to get into sound design, no matter how much you already know. The information is easy to digest and the structure is brilliant.
One warning though, technology has progressed a fair amount since this book was published so don't expect certain pieces of technology to be ready available and relevant in this day and age (e.g. Fostex FR2 recorder is now discontinued).