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Old 25th September 2012
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Books that achually tought you something

Out of all the books I have read on audio I think the only one that ever real taught me anything was Home Recording For Musicians By Craig Anderton

I read that thing cover to cover years ago, and I don't really think I would be where I am today without it.

That book taught me almost everything I know.

Anyways I still read every audio book I see (I'm a library nerd) and I wanted to know what books really helped you out.

P.S Studio Secrets by Dave Simons is full of great interviews and stories on early recording studios!
Old 25th September 2012
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I just started reading Zen and the art of mixing by Mixerman. I have only just started it but it has been a very good read so far. Not only does it go through mixing theory but also has a lot about the mind set of mixing and different tricks about dealing with different types of clients, which to me is just as important as getting a good mix.

I would also recommend The daily adventures of Mixerman. It's really cynical but a thoroughly entertaining read about how sessions can go horribly wrong.
Old 25th September 2012
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Mixing Audio: Concepts, Practices and Tools
Old 25th September 2012
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Playboy for sure..................oopps, wrong forum.
Old 25th September 2012
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Floyd Toole's "Sound Reproduction" is full of great info. His writing style is a bit hard to read - at least to me. But, for learning about perception, acoustics, and what matters and doesn't it's about the best I've read.



-tINY

Old 25th September 2012
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The Master Handbook of Acoustics.
Old 25th September 2012
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Phil Newell and Alton Everest pioneered understandable affordable audio books. Prior to that, you pretty much needed a degree to understand what was being said and how it was being presented. Bob Katz, Ethan's new book, Pohlmann, Aldrich... there have been quite a few with value. But I would agree with anyone who also pointed out that many were a big waste of time and money.
Old 26th September 2012
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"Home Recording for Musicians" by far the most favorite read for me, and I'd snatch every Guitar Player issue I could to read Craig Anderton's articles. His "Electronic Projects for Musicians" was another top 5 book. Tom Wheeler rounded out the list . Today it's Tape Op and GS
Old 26th September 2012
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Winnie The Pooh. It taught me to avoid the honey pot.
Old 27th September 2012
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Mixing Secrets for the small studio by Mike Senior
Old 27th September 2012
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Originally Posted by eastsidetone ➑️
Anyways I still read every audio book I see (I'm library nerd).
Heh.
Old 27th September 2012
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Mixing Secrets for the small studio by Mike Senior
Thats an excellent book!
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as the worst speller on the plant I probably should not comment, but the one that teaches us how to spell "taught"?
Old 27th September 2012
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The Audiocyclopedia

John Worams: Sound Recording Handbook
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Originally Posted by [email protected] ➑️
as the worst speller on the plant I probably should not comment, but the one that teaches us how to spell "taught"?
Never start a thread about books five minuets after you wake up :D
Old 27th September 2012
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Never start a thread about books five minuets after you wake up :D
You danced five times when you woke? :D
Old 27th September 2012
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I really learned a lot from Mixing Audio by Roey Izhaki. I'm actually re-reading it right now, and I'm absorbing a lot of stuff that slipped by the first time. His chapters on compression are especially good; with some great graphs that illustrate what the controls are actually doing to the microdynamics of a sound.

One warning: the first edition (which I have) is horribly editted, with lots of spelling and grammar errors. I have read reviews that say these were fixed in later editions.
Old 27th September 2012
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I really learned a lot from Mixing Audio by Roey Izhaki. I'm actually re-reading it right now, and I'm absorbing a lot of stuff that slipped by the first time. His chapters on compression are especially good; with some great graphs that illustrate what the controls are actually doing to the microdynamics of a sound.

One warning: the first edition (which I have) is horribly editted, with lots of spelling and grammar errors. I have read reviews that say these were fixed in later editions.
Another top book, i also like pragmatic mixing...although thats much more prescriptive.

Another +1 for Zen

I want to check out Stavrou but quite expensive that one...
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You danced five times when you woke? :D
I think this is the only time I ever really laughed out loud after I read something on the internet!
Old 27th September 2012
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yes, Craig Anderton. late 70ies I got my hands on a Teac/Tascam 4-track-machine. so I knew it was the holy grail, but Craig Anderton and his book gave me an idea of what to do with the holy grail.

(completely the most underrated question of all times, maybe: what do you do with the holy grail, once you have em?)
Old 27th September 2012
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as the worst speller on the plant I probably should not comment, but the one that teaches us how to spell "taught"?
That would depend upon who else is on the "plant" with you.
Old 27th September 2012
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I love "Mixing with your Mind" written by Mike Stav

Mixing with your Mind

Great fun to read and a lot of Input
Old 28th September 2012
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All You Need Is Ears by George Martin
Old 28th September 2012
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I second "Mixing With Your Mind.

I love that book. Focuses more on the approach to listening and less specific on numbers, but is technical non-the-less. It's a great read and probably more suited for those that already have some experience than a complete beginner.
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I love that book. The section on compression should be required reading. I have video tutorials and plugin manuals that erroneously describe the release function as being related to the threshold.
Roey explains things very clearly. I find myself re-reading that book almost on a daily basis.
Old 28th September 2012
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I think this is the only time I ever really laughed out loud after I read something on the internet!
Couldn't resist! :D
Old 28th September 2012
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I’ve read quite a few and took away something valuable from all of them, but my favorites thus far have been β€œMixing with Your Mind” and β€œBehind the Glass.”

Chris
Old 28th September 2012
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Mixing With Your Mind
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Recording The Beatles
Old 29th September 2012
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Recording Studio Maintenance, Small Signal Audio Design, Home Recording for Dummies (believe it!), any thing by Anderton, RG Keen, or Wampler
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