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Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies, 4th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-17756-3
408 pages
October 2011
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Introduction 1

Part I: Home Recording Studio Basics 7

Chapter 1: Understanding Home Recording 9

Chapter 2: Getting the Right Gear 19

Chapter 3: Getting Connected: Setting Up Your Studio 49

Part II: Recording 101 81

Chapter 4: Meet the Mixer 83

Chapter 5: MIDI and Electronic Instruments 99

Chapter 6: Understanding Microphones 115

Part III: Getting Ready to Record 143

Chapter 7: Getting a Great Source Sound 145

Chapter 8: Taking a Look at Microphone Techniques 159

Chapter 9: Miking Your Instruments 173

Part IV: Laying Track: Starting to Record 197

Chapter 10: Multitrack Recording 199

Chapter 11: Recording Audio 209

Chapter 12: Recording and Editing MIDI Data 217

Part V: Turning Your Tracks into a Finished Song 233

Chapter 13: Editing Your Performance 235

Chapter 14: Mixing Your Music 255

Chapter 15: Dialing In Signal Processors 281

Chapter 16: Mastering Your Music 305

Chapter 17: Creating Your Finished Product 319

Part VI: The Part of Tens 339

Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Distribute and Promote Your Music 341

Chapter 19: Ten Invaluable Recording Tips 355

Index 361

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