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Audio Engineering 101: A Beginner's Guide to Music Bookion
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Audio Engineering 101 is a real world guide for starting out in the recording industry. If you have the dream, the ideas, the music and the creativity but don't know where to start, then this book is for you!Filled with practical advice on how to navigate the recording world, from an author with first-hand, real-life experience, Audio Engineering 101 will help you succeed in the exciting, but tough and confusing, music industry. Covering all you need to know about the recording process, from the characteristics of sound to a guide to microphones to analog versus digital recording. Dittmar covers all the basics- equipment, studio acoustics, the principals of EQ/ compression, music examples to work from and when and how to use compression. FAQ's from professionals give you real insight into the reality of life on the industry.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #69769 in Books
- Published on: 2011-12-05
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 9.00" h x 7.25" w x .50" l, 1.15 pounds
- Binding: Paperback
- 256 pages
The Hearts and The Minds
"This beginner's guide to audio engineering presents a clear overview of the science and art of sound recording and provides readers with foundational information for getting started in audio engineering. Beginning with a discussion of sound and general recording principles, the work covers topics such as microphones, mixing consoles, signal processors, and signal flow, as well as studio session procedures and optimization. Chapters include illustrations, tips, and checklists, and the text includes an additional section with questions and answers from industry professionals."--Reference and Research Book News
About the Author
Tim Dittmar is a musician, recording and live sound engineer, producer, songwriter, and professor. Tim began his professional recording career in 1987 at Cedar Creek Recording studio in Austin, Texas. Before locating to Austin, Tim received an Associate in Arts in Radio/TV Bookion from Del Mar Junior College. He then spent much of the nineties touring with a punk group, recording bands, and running live sound on the infamous 6th street at various venues. He was hired in 2000 as a professor and full-time faculty member at Austin Community College where he currently teaches Audio Engineering I, Audio Engineering IV, and the Special Projects class. Tim heads up the Technical side of Commercial Music Management at the college. He has also been a returning lecturer at the University of Texas teaching Audio Bookion and Audio for Picture. Tim has worked in numerous studios in Austin, Los Angeles and Chicago, compiling over 300 album credits. Recording such artists as the Old 97's, Voxtrot, Dynamite Boy, King Missile and the Murdocks. In 2008 he was invited to moderate a panel at the Tape Op Conference in New Orleans where he spoke on "The State of Audio Education”. At present, he owns and operates Las Olas Recording in Georgetown, Texas. He currently tours and records with his wife in the group Annabella and can also be seen drumming with The Hearts & The Minds, Kristi Rae, and Everything's Gone Green.
Most helpful customer reviews
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
It's a great intro book for someone learning to record and mix.
By C. R. Phelps
This book is a very good starting point for a person who is looking to progress a little farther in their home studio. It teaches the most important fundamentals without getting too dry, and it keeps things moving along and interesting.
But there's a strange juxtaposition of day one mixing lessons and instruction on dealing with customers in a commercial recording studio. I can't fathom how there could be a person who would find both of these things useful simultaneously. I would hope that by the time a person has a studio and is booking time, they would have long known not to mix in solo too much. Also, some of the illustrations come across as a lot of filler. Do we really need two drawings of people sitting at a desk talking about pricing for studio time taking up a quarter of a page?
I'm glad I bought this book though. However, I recommend it only to someone who wants a quick and dirty (albeit thorough) lesson on the fundamentals, and I suggest to that person that they continue their education after this book with other books that go into these concepts in more depth.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
Easy to understand and digest
I had to buy this book for my electronic music class at my college, it breaks down all the components of audio engineering and the science of sound and how the equipment manipulates sound very well. I would recommend buying this whether you plan to go into audio engineering or want the know-how on using your own equipment if you plan to start a band or become a DJ.
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
This was a gift for my son. He warmed ...
By Amazon Customer
This was a gift for my son. He warmed up to it really well and has had plenty of opportunities to apply what he is learning from this. Thank you!