Gone are the days when home recording was limited to four tracks of tape hiss on a cassette porta-studio. Now, limitless digital multitrack recording and a vast array of outboard effects and processors are available to anyone with a computer. Add a few other essentials such as a microphone, some headphones and monitors, and anyone can have a home studio capable of making professional recordings worthy of airplay and release. What one might not have is the know-how to harness all that vast potential, which is where The Home Recording Handbook comes in.
In this latest entry in Backbeat's best-selling handbook series, author Dave Hunter shows readers how to make pro-sounding recordings without pro budgets and expensive studios, and get great results with the gear they have. He takes readers through tracking, mixing, and mastering, showing how to make each effective with minimal gear. He includes tips for drums, bass, guitar, keyboard, vocals and more.
Packed with tips and techniques, The Home Recording Handbook
is designed to open flat for use as an easy reference guide and is supported by specially recorded audio tracks on the accompanying CD. This is an essential volume for the working musician. About the Author
Dave Hunter is a musician, writer, and editor. He has contributed to numerous publications and TV and radio documentaries, and is a leading reviewer of guitar amplification. His bestselling books include the Interactive Fender Bible
, Guitar Rigs
, Star Guitars
, The Guitar Amp Handbook, Guitar Effects, The Guitar Pickup Handbook, Play Acoustic
, and the Totally Interactive Guitar Bible
. Dave records and gigs with the Molenes. He lives in Portsmouth, N.H. The Home Recording Handbook
Paperback with CD
$29.99, ISBN: 9780879309589 www.halleonardbooks.com