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The third edition of The Ultimate Live Sound Operator’s Handbook offers new sections on digital concepts, wireless considerations, digital mixers, modern digital snakes, routing schemes, block diagrams, signal paths, plug-ins for live sound, and more.
The second edition of The Ultimate Live Sound Operator’s Handbook is updated with new text, photos, illustrations, and video examples accessed online to specifically address the important, cutting-edge concerns faced by modern sound operators of all types. High-quality audio is increasingly imperative, whether you’re running sound for a rock, country, punk, or jazz band performing in clubs, arenas, or outdoor parks.
Everyone who works with recorded audio and music needs to know how to work a mic. You should also be able to identify the right mic for each recording scenario, whether you’re given an existing toolkit of mics, preamps, and stands or bringing your own gear along, and place and adjust mics for optimum sound.
Recording music can be a daunting task, especially in the present day with its ever-changing technologies and environments. This one-of-a-kind collection of modern, easy-to-understand techniques for recording music in a variety of settings provides tools and information that set you well on your way to capturing high-quality sounds on par with those recorded by seasoned professionals.
This important second edition of The Ultimate Church Sound Operator’s Handbook is written to specifically address the concerns and needs of the sound person who serves ministries and churches. The modern church uses many of the same presentation tools that have become common in television, movies, and concerts, placing a unique set of technical expectations on its eager, willing, and primarily volunteer force.
The first entry in a multivolume set that will be essential reading for aspiring producers and artists everywhere, Q on Producing presents the master’s approach to making music. Told to and compiled by author and audio expert Bill Gibson, Quincy’s observations, culled from over a year of in-depth interviews, are collected and presented in book form and on an accompanying DVD-ROM, providing an unparalleled course of instruction from one of the true legends of American music.
The Bruce Swedien Recording Method is an incredibly timely and timeless reference for anyone interested in capturing and mixing the best possible music recordings. From the Michael Jackson albums (Off the Wall, Thriller, Bad, Dangerous, Invincible, and HIStory), to many Quincy Jones hits (The Dude, Back on the Block, Qs Jook Joint, and many more), to classic greats from Count Basie, Duke Ellington, the Brothers Johnson, and Natalie Cole, Bruce Swediens impact on popular music has been undeniable
Recording Unhinged: Creative and Unconventional Music Recording Techniques dares you to “unlearn” safe record-making, to get out from behind the windshield, stick your head out the sunroof, and put the pedal to the metal! Sylvia Massy and her cohort of celebrity music industry producers, engineers, and recording stars discard fixed notions about how music should be recorded and explore techniques that fall outside the norm yielding impacting, incredibly personal, gut-wrenching, recordings.
Ever wonder what goes into the creation of some of the best music ever recorded? Ever wonder how someone becomes an iconic professional who is universally admired and respected? Al Schmitt on the Record: The Magic Behind the Music reveals answers to those questions and more.
Legendary producer and engineer Al Schmitt takes us into the studio and shares his process of selecting a microphone and shows us how to get the best sounds. Considerations such as song style, instrumentation, and the recording space itself are taken into account when making mic choices and determining the best placement for each.
The Hal Leonard Recording Method books are available individually! This is the first-ever professional multi-media recording method to take readers from the beginning of the signal path to the final master mix.
On his top-rated YouTube show, Pensado’s Place, first-call mixing engineer Dave Pensado (Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Elton John, Michael Jackson, and more!) discusses a never-ending stream of important music and audio recording topics.
The Strive curriculum is the brainchild of online-television sensation Pensado's Place and audio-publishing giant Hal Leonard. It will feature authors who are considered best in class, relevant, and enormously committed to education and giving back.
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