Title: Mixing Secrets for the small studio
Category: Electronic Music, Audio Engineering, Music Recording and Mixing
Author: Mike Senior
ISBN-13 number: 9780240815800
No. of Pages: 252
Publisher: Focal Press
Publication date: 25/02/11
Dimensions: 7.5"x9.25" (19x23.5cm)
Discover how to achieve release-quality mixes even in the smallest studios by applying power-user techniques from the world's most successful producers.
Mixing Secrets For The Small Studio is a down-to-earth primer for small-studio enthusiasts who want chart-ready sonics in a hurry. Drawing on the back-room strategies of more than 100 famous names, this entertaining guide leads you step-by-step through the entire mixing process. On the way, you'll unravel the mysteries of every type of mix processing, from simple EQ and compression through to advanced spectral dynamics and 'fairy dust' effects. User-friendly explanations introduce technical concepts on a strictly need-to-know basis, while chapter summaries and assignments are perfect for school and college use.
- Learn the subtle editing, arrangement, and monitoring tactics which give industry insiders their competitive edge, and master the psychological tricks which protect you from all the biggest rookie mistakes.
- Find out where you don't need to spend money, as well as how to make a limited budget really count.
- Pick up tricks and tips from leading-edge engineers working on today's multi-platinum hits, including Michael Brauer, Serban Ghenea, the Lord-Alge brothers, Tony Maserati, Manny Marroquin, Dave 'Hard Drive' Pensado, Jack Joseph Puig, Mark 'Spike' Stent, Phil Tan, Andy Wallace, and many, many more...
Part 1: Hearing & Listening
Chapter 1: Using Nearfield Monitors
Chapter 2: Supplementary Monitoring
Chapter 3: Low-End Damage Limitation
Chapter 4: From Subjective Impressions To Objective Results
Part 2: Mix Preparation
Chapter 5: Essential Groundwork
Chapter 6: Timing & Tuning Adjustments
Chapter 7: Comping & Arrangement
Part 3: Balance
Chapter 8: Building The Raw Balance
Chapter 9: Compressing For A Reason
Chapter 10: Beyond Compression
Chapter 11: Equalizing For A Reason
Chapter 12: Beyond EQ
Chapter 13: Frequency-Selective Dynamics
Chapter 14: The Power Of Side Chains
Chapter 15: Towards Fluent Balancing
Part 4: Sweetening To Taste
Chapter 16: Mixing With Reverb
Chapter 17: Mixing With Delays
Chapter 18: Stereo Enhancements
Chapter 19: Buss Compression, Automation & Endgame
Appendix 1: Who's Who: Selected Discography
Appendix 2: Quote References
Appendix 3: Picture Credits