Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio (Sound On Sound Presents...)

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Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio (Sound On Sound Presents...)

Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio (Sound On Sound Presents...)

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I never considered the intricacy of the physics of audio and rooms and how that plays such an important part in building a foundation for music production. Great stuff, this book is a very complete guide to start mixing your songs on a amateur home studio. This book tells you in more specific detail how to do that well and how to use listening in mono as a check for phasing problems. Now extensively expanded and updated, including new sections on mix-buss processing, mastering, and the latest advances in plug-in technology. The contents of the book are the result of interviews of dozens of veteran producers who have had to work with all kinds of equipment and in all kinds of spaces.

Since 2007 he has transformed dozens of amateur productions for Sound On Sound magazine’s popular Mike Senior column, proving time and again that you can achieve commercial-grade results with affordable gear — once you know how! And though there's plenty of information to soak up, Mike has made it very easy to navigate your way through the book and to find the relevant information you need quickly and easily.

If you've been figuring out everything yourself or piecing together your workflow based on internet forum posts, this book may bump your work forward by months or years. Drawing on the back-room strategies of more than 100 famous names, this entertaining guide leads you step-by-step through the entire mixing process. If you're a tape-and- console engineer, there's still good stuff to be found, but you'll probably skip chapters like "Timing and Tuning.

For example, when I get a book like this, I almost always go straight to the chapters on EQ and compression, since those are arguably THE most important things, and the things that will trip most people up. I recommend this book all the time to audio professionals who are looking for a good resource for their students, and I recommend it to any hearty bootstrapping project studio operator who wants to make the best use of his time and money while laying a strong foundation for his future development. The techniques are backed up by quotes from the top engineers in the music business across a wide variety of genres, instilling confidence in the ultimately subjective choices it suggests.He includes quotes from many heavy-weight producers and engineers, and also mentions songs which demonstrate the techniques he's discussed. Mike Senior is a professional engineer who has worked with Wet Wet Wet, The Charlatans, Reef, Therapy, and Nigel Kennedy. I would imagine most of our readers are familiar with the Mellotron, a tape-playing keyboard that became popular in the late '60s on songs like The Beatles' "Strawberry Fields Forever.

And admittedly I am nowhere near as seasoned and experienced of a mixer as the author is, there are some pieces of his advice that I just disagreed with! If you're doing something closer to experimental electronic music without vocals, there's a bit to skim through, but overall the book is still worthwhile for mixing any style of music. Then he says to add 10 to 20 ms of pre-delay to start, “aiming on the shorter side for a more intimate sounding space, and on the longer side for a more spacious virtual acoustic. For a person with a limited budget who is willing to put in the time to work through Mike’s lesson plan, Mixing Secrets is an invaluable resource. Having produced for around 8 years but never really getting a formal introduction to mixing, this book completely shifted my perspective.

Drawing on the back-room strategies of more than 160 famous names, this entertaining and down-to-earth guide leads you step-by-step through the entire mixing process. The main meat of the book is contained in Part 3, where eight chapters cover the nitty‑gritty of compression, equalisation, side‑chains and the fundamental art of balancing. Obviously that's not rocket science, but again, I'd gotten comfortable in my ways, and de- fossilizing my brain a bit was a good thing. His book is packed with surprising insights and techniques which are - frankly - so simple that I while reading this, my forehead was beet red because I kept slapping it. I've also enjoyed experimenting with some ideas from the book, like the aforementioned "fader stability.



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