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The Studio SOS Book [electronic resource].

White, Paul. (Author). Robjohns, Hugh. (Added Author). Lockwood, Dave. (Added Author).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781135922092 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1135922098 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (488 pages).
  • Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Available through EBSCO
Formatted Contents Note:
Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; 1. Monitoring; What is 'Coloured' sound?; Resonant Modes; Room Shape and Size; Checking for Bass Problems; Across or Along?; Monitor Placement; Asymmetry Can Help; The Magic Triangle; Stands; Room Reflections; 2. Sound Absorbers; Absorbing Sound; Carpet, Egg Boxes and Other Myths; Decay Time; Less Effective Solutions; Flutter Echo; Scattering; Bass Traps; Broadband Bass Traps; Limp-mass Absorbers; Free Bass Absorption; Commercial Products; 3. Practical Monitoring Solutions; Gain Structure; Speaker Phasing.
Suitable MonitorsSpeaker Positioning; Uneven Bass; Subwoofers; Fixing the Imaging; Mirror Points; Rear Walls; 4. The Recording Space; Vocal Booths; Vocal Booth Treatment; Instrument Recording Space; Reflections and Resonances; Other Rooms and Spaces; Keyboards -- Real and Virtual; 5. Soundproofing; Where Does Sound Go?; Sound Meets Wall; And The Bad News ... ; The Weakest Link; Window Upgrades; Doors; Floors; Ceilings; Good Vibrations; Summary; 6. Cables and Connections; Balanced and Unbalanced; Cable Screens; Unbalanced to Balanced; Gain Structure; Impedance; On the Level; Speaker Cables.
CleaningSummary; 7. Vocal Recording; Mic Powering; Directionality; Position; Mic Choices; 'Comfort Reverb'; The Studio 'Vibe'; Artist Monitoring; Processing Prior to Recording; Summary; 8. Acoustic Guitars; Recording acoustic guitars; Figure-of-Eight Microphones; Finding the Optimum Mic Position; Stereo Recording; Improving DI'd Guitar; 9. Electric Guitar and Bass; Model Behaviour; Miking a Guitar Amp; Keep it Down, Lads!; Amplifier Types; Try All Your Mics; Guitar Sound Styles; Shaping the Sound via Mic Position; Remote Amping; Re-amping; Hiss and Hum; Bass Guitar; Reality Check; 10. Drums.
Tuning the KitSnares; Kick Drum; Mic Positioning; Close miking; Tracking; Pre-Mixing and Panning; Sampled Drums; Divide and Conquer; Drum Replacement; Using Loops; Summary; 11. Mixing; Keep it Clean; Getting Started; Preliminary Housekeeping; Track 'cleaning'; Initial Balance; Buses and Sends; Auxiliary Sends; Sends and Groups; Grouping the VCA Way; The Art of Mixing; Polishing and Shaving; Vocal Levelling; Panning; Reverb Space; Mix Perspective; EQ to Separate; EQ 'Bracketing'; Vocals; Vocal Reverbs; Automatic Tuning; Bass Guitar; Electric Guitars; Acoustic Guitars; Judging the Balance.
Problem SolvingNoise Gate; Distortion; Simply the wrong sound; The Mix Medium; 12. Mastering; Home or Pro Mastering?; Evaluation Mastering; The Process; Mastering EQ; Mastering Dynamics; Mastering Compression; Gently Does It; Parallel Compression; Editing Tasks; Final Checks; Internet Audio; Glossary; Index.
Summary, etc.:
Professional studio design is a specialized science, with more than a touch of ""black magic"" thrown in. Over the past few years, Sound on Sound magazine has made one trip each month to a reader's studio. These visits have demonstrated that it is fairly simple to make a huge improvement to an untreated project-studio room, without spending a fortune. However, they've also proven that beginners' attempts at DIY acoustic treatments often cause more problems than they solve. Utilizing knowledge from dozens of visits to readers' home and project studios, the SOS team imparts easy.
Source of Description Note:
Description based on print version record.
Subject: Sound studios.
Sound > Recording and reproducing.
MUSIC / Instruction & Study / Theory
Genre: Electronic books.

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