Recording Secrets For The Small Studio (2nd Edition)

Veteran Sound On Sound magazine contributor Mike Senior shows you how to achieve commercial-grade recordings even in the smallest studios, by applying power-user techniques from the world’s most successful producers.

Recording Secrets For The Small Studio is an intensive training course specifically designed for small-studio enthusiasts who want a fast track to release-quality results. Based on the backroom strategies of more than 250 famous names, this thorough and down-to-earth guide leads you through a logical sequence of practical tasks to build your live-room skills progressively from the ground up, with user-friendly explanations that introduce technical concepts on a strictly need-to-know basis. On the way, you’ll unravel the mysteries of many specialist studio tactics and gain the confidence to tackle a full range of real-world recording situations. Specifically designed for small-studio enthusiasts, this book provides an intensive training course for those who want a fast track to releasing quality results, while the chapter summaries, assignments, and extensive online resources are perfect for school and college use.

Now extensively expanded and updated, with new sections on contact mics, software instruments, squash mics, and ensemble depth distortion.

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Visit Sound On Sound“Perfectly targeted… A book I’d be happy to recommend unreservedly to enthusiasts, students, and experienced practitioners alike.”

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Amazon Five-star Review“Stellar… a ton of great ideas.”

Amazon Five-star Review“There are nuggets of engineering wisdom on nearly every page… If you buy only one book on audio recording, this should be it!”
Amazon Five-star Review“Wow, this is everything you will ever need to know about recording in one book! I could’ve skipped years of mistakes if I’d had this book earlier.”
Amazon Five-star Review“Another winner! Should be required reading for anyone trying to get better results from their home studio.”
Amazon Five-star Review“Goes deep where most books on the subject are superficial… I learned more in this book than I did from school!”

Free On-line Resources! Demonstration Files, Backing Stems, Studio Best-buys…

The book’s extensive accompanying on-line resource pages provide hundreds of in-depth audio demonstration files, several practical explainer videos, the 'Recording Secrets' Library Of Mic Positions, detailed budget-friendly hardware/software recommendations, and lots of links to further reading.

About The Author: Mike Senior is a professional engineer who has worked with Wet Wet Wet, The Charlatans, Reef, Therapy, and Nigel Kennedy. He specialises in adapting the techniques of top producers for those working on a budget and has been a regular writer for Sound On Sound magazine since 2007. Mike is also the author of the best-selling Focal Press book Mixing Secrets For The Small Studio, has a long-running weekly production-critique blog The Mix Review, and creates podcasts, videos, and tutorials for the Cambridge-MT educational resources site.

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Published by Focal Press, a division of Routledge
492 pages, ISBN 9781032229553, Hi-res cover image

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