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1.
The Art of Mixing : A Visual Guide to Recording, Engineering, and Production (Mix Pro Audio Series)
by David Gibson, George Petersen (Editor)


Mix Bookshelf/ Mix Books
Paperback - 144 pages
(July 1997)

$39.96


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5 out of 5 stars
B. K. Moore , April 11, 2000 5 out of 5 stars
The clearest, easiest to understand book of its kind
The visuals are superb in conveying complex stereo field information. This book is packed with clearly explained specifications for all styles of music and technical tips on all the vital, yet confusing, studio equipment. A must have book! Read more

 


2.
The Complete Guide to High-End Audio
by Robert Harley, Keith Jarrett


A Capella Pub
Paperback - 558 pages
2nd edition (September 1998)

$23.96


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4 out of 5 stars
The author, Robert Harley , November 28, 1998
New Second Edition, updated, revised, and expanded
This new Second Edition of The Complete Guide to High-End Audio has been completely revised, updated, and expanded to include the latest developments in high-end audio and home theater. New sections cover high-resolution digital audio on DVD, the new Super Audio Compact Disc format, digital... Read more

3.
Sound Reinforcement Handbook
by Gary Davis, Ralph Jones (Contributor)


Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
Paperback - 418 pages
2nd edition (March 1990)

$27.96


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5 out of 5 stars
Willie , February 3, 2000 5 out of 5 stars
A must by for anyone starting or currently in audio
Having worked in the industry at pro level for quite some years now , I have found this book to be worth its weight in gold. This book covers everything from the basics you NEED to know right through to pro level situations. This book is the bible of Live Audio ! Read more

 


4.   The Master Handbook of Acoustics
by F. Alton Everest


Tab Books
Paperback - 452 pages
3 edition (January 1994)

$23.96


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5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
Praise for previous editions: "... generously referenced... a good resource for the audiobuff who desires a quick and readable education on acoustical concepts and terminology. Those in the music profession should also find it a handy reference." -Noise Control Engineering "... provides a great deal... Read more

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Digital Home Recording - Tips, Techniques, and Tools for Home Studio Production
by Carolyn Keating(Editor), Craig Anderton (Editor)


Miller Freeman Books
Paperback - 182 pages
(1998)

$15.96


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Explores the technical workings behind a range of home music technology and explains how best to take advantage of them. Topics covered include musical instrument digital interface (MIDI) technology, computer-driven CD recorders, sound cards, studio setup and maintenance, and multitrack mixing. Book... Read more

6.
Modern Recording Techniques
by David Miles Huber, et al


Focal Press
Paperback
4th edition (June 1995)


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4.5 out of 5 stars
HOWARD W SAMS & CO
As the most complete, up-to-date, accurate, and authoritative recording guide available, this book reflects the latest developments in digital audio and hard-disk recording techniques. "Provides in-depth insights into hands-on operation of studio recording equipment, such as project studio. Explores... Read more

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Home Theatre for Everyone : A Practical Guide to Today's Home Entertainment Systems
by Robert Harley, Tomlinson Holman


A Capella Pub
Paperback - 248 pages
Revised 2000 edition

$15.96


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5 out of 5 stars
The author, Robert Harley , April 4, 2000
Home Theater For Everyone is in a new updated edition.
Home Theater For Everyone was recently (January, 2000) updated, expanded, and revised to cover the latest developments in home-theater technology. New sections include complete explanations of: HDTV, FireWire, progressive-scan DVD players, digital TV set-top boxes, how to shop for an HDTV... Read more

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Start and Run Your Own Record Label
by Daylle Deanna Schwartz


Watson-Guptill Pubns
Paperback - 288 pages
(December 1998)

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4.5 out of 5 stars
A reviewer, February 9, 2000 4 out of 5 stars
A Very Informative Read
As the head of a record label, I thought it prudent to give Ms. Schwartz's book a good read. Not only does she hit nearly every point regarding both the promotion and marketing of a release, she includes the lesser-known promotional avenues of Musak, AEI, licensing, and releated tips for good... Read more

 


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Everything You'd Better Know About the Record Industry
by Kashif, Gary Greenberg


Brooklyn Boy Books
Hardcover
(December 1996)

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5 out of 5 stars
Midwest Book Review
Everything You'd Better Know About the Record Industry is "must" reading for anyone seeking to engage the music business professionally. Everything You'd Better Know About The Record Industry is about how to find success in the music business and how to make money doing it. by answering... Read more

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The Midi Companion
by Jeffrey Rona, et al


Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
Paperback - 96 pages
(July 1994)

$11.96
$2.99

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5 out of 5 stars
A reviewer, September 22, 1998 5 out of 5 stars
The best book on MIDI and home studios I've found.
This book taught me how to put together a whole home studio with a computer adn different kinds of keyboards and synthesizers. It was clear, easy to understand and even pretty funny. I definately recommend it to anyone who wants to learn about MIDI, synthesizers, home recording, song writing or film... Read more

 


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Professional Microphone Techniques
by David Mills Huber, et al


Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
Paperback - 200 pages
Bk&Disk edition (March 1999)

$31.96


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5 out of 5 stars
A reviewer, March 3, 1999 5 out of 5 stars
Great reference on mic techniques, as has a CD!
Who would think a book on mics would be a page-turner? But this one was. It has a clear and unaffected style. The book covers both professional and affordable (my kind) mics, describing the attributes, pros and cons of different types, and techniques of placement to get a desired effect. The CD that... Read more

 


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Anatomy of a Home Studio : How Everything Really Works, from Microphones to Midi
by Scott Wilkinson, et al


Mix Bookshelf/ Mix Books
Paperback - 222 pages
(April 1998)

$27.96


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4 out of 5 stars
james.depoorter@club.innet.be , August 4, 1998 4 out of 5 stars
A great book for starting your own home studio!!
This book gives a general overview of what you have to keep in mind when you want to start your own home studio. It describes theoretical concepts like acoustics as well as the more practical stuff like setting up proper electrical wiring. It also gives a clear overview of the different types of... Read more

 


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Confessions of a Record Producer
by Moses Avalon


Miller Freeman Books
Paperback - 242 pages
1 Ed edition (1998)

$14.36
$3.59

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5 out of 5 stars
From Booklist November 1, 1998
Confession is good for the soul! Over the years, among many other like-minded authors, a stockbroker, a "dirty" ballplayer, a "lapsed" librarian, a corporate headhunter, and an advertising man have all felt the need to atone in print either for their own misdeeds or for those of their profession.... Read more

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Craig Anderton's Home Recording for Musicians
by Craig Anderton


Music Sales Corp
Paperback - 256 pages
Rev&Updtd edition (December 1996)

$19.96


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4.5 out of 5 stars
Keith Maksimik , February 2, 2000 3 out of 5 stars
tech-types beware
Although I found this book quite well written I can't say that it provided any information to me that I didn't already have. I do have a degree in electronics and have spent a considerable number of years working with home studio equipment but I still felt that Craig's book could have put more... Read more

 


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The MIDI Manual
by David Miles Huber


Focal Press
Paperback - 255 pages
2nd edition (January 11, 1999)

$23.96


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3 out of 5 stars
Sams
Puts MIDI to work for any beginning- and intermediate-level user! A comprehensive guide to Musical Instrument Digital Interfacing. "Provides introductory coverage of electronic music technology. Studies the multiple uses of MIDI. Includes a reference and equipment guide with advice on which system... Read more

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Live Sound Reinforcement : A Comprehensive Guide to P.A. and Music Reinforcement Systems and Technology
by Scott Hunter Stark


Mix Bookshelf/ Mix Books
Paperback - 314 pages
2 edition (October 1996)

$23.96


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4.5 out of 5 stars
Jordan Danielson , April 9, 2000 4 out of 5 stars
Great Book for The Amature or Professional
This book was well thought out and is explained in very clear terms. This book gives an overview of all of the equipment involved in a sound system, everything from a mic cord to a compressor to a cross over. This is a very helpful book to have lying around to look back at and jog your memory of... Read more

 


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Sound Check : The Basics of Sound and Sound Systems
by Tony Moscal


Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
Paperback - 104 pages
(July 1994)

$11.96
$2.99

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4.5 out of 5 stars
Clay , November 7, 1999 4 out of 5 stars
A Fine Intermediate Level Book.
I have run sound part-time for several years. This book is a great next step after learning the basics of running and setting up sound equipment. I found this book excellent for answering introductory & intermediate questions about such topics as impedence matching, selecting speaker enclosures,... Read more

 


18.   How to Build a Small Budget Recording Studio from Scratch ... , With 12 Tested Designs
by Frederick Alton Everest, et al


Tab Books
Paperback - 295 pages
2nd edition (July 1988)

$19.96


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4 out of 5 stars
laccy656@aol.com , April 28, 1998 4 out of 5 stars
the good the bad and the not so clear
please excuse the review i am holding a baby. first the auther is very knowlegable about his subject matter but assumes you are to. The test designs do not cross over as to allow you to hypred his designs with any true concept other then the math and even the math is applied derectly to the specific... Read more

 


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Musician's Guide to Home Recording : How to Make Great Recordings at Home
by Peter McLan, et al


Music Sales Corp
Paperback - 320 pages
(December 1994)

$19.96


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5 out of 5 stars
Mike Smallridge , April 12, 2000 5 out of 5 stars
Very helpful information!
A quality tech book with settings to try for your home recording. Hey, settings that work. Most writers in this arena are afraid or just don't write their personal preferences. This book gives you tons of preferences for recording the bass, guitar, drums, vocals, etc... A quality read! Read more

 


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How to Make and Sell Your Own Recording
by Diane Sward Rapaport, Loreena McKennitt (Preface)


Prentice Hall
Paperback - 258 pages
5 edition (April 19, 1999)


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4 out of 5 stars
Chris Lunn, Victory Review, June 1999
This [How to Make and Sell Your Own Recording] is the latest, up-to-date information on such broad items as selling on the Internet through download or through amazon.com; pricing wholesale; what to put on the record label; web site design needs; pre-mastering; microphones and much more. At the end... Read more

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Audio Made Easy : (Or How to Be a Sound Engineer Without Really Trying)
by Ira White


Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
Paperback - 64 pages
(February 1997)




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3.5 out of 5 stars
Nickolas Means, April 27, 2000 5 out of 5 stars
Excellent jumping-in point for novices
If you are either a beginner or intermediate sound tech, this is an excellent book. It starts off basic and then moves on into more advanced concepts such as complex gain-staging and equalizing. It is an excellent book for the casual sound engineer who has never had any formal training and is... Read more

 


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All You Need Is Ears
by George Martin, Jeremy Hornsby (Illustrator)


St. Martin's Press
Paperback
Reprint edition (January 1995)

$11.96
$2.99

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3 out of 5 stars
John Slater , April 17, 2000 2 out of 5 stars
a big letdown
First, let me say that I absolutely love the Beatles and am a huge fan and admirer of George Martin - that's why I bought this book. However, it has been a huge disappointment for me. It manages to take a fascinating subject and make it boring. It didn't really reveal any new Beatles facts and is... Read more

 


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Audiopro Home Recording Course : A Comprehensive Multimedia Audio Recording Text
by Bill Gibson


Mix Bookshelf/ Mix Books
Paperback - 250 pages
Vol 2 Book & CD edition (April 1998)

$47.96


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Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
lblevins@netva.com , June 18, 1999 5 out of 5 stars
A MUST! for anyone doing home recording.
This is the best written, easy to understand book that I've read on audio recording. Bill Gibson has a tallent for writing and teaching, that few have, namely: what you read is written in such a way that you both understand and remember it. I've tested his equipment settings in my studio and they... Read more

 


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The Home Studio Guide to Microphones
by Loren Alldrin, et al


Mix Bookshelf/ Mix Books
Paperback - 166 pages
(February 1998)

$27.96


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5 out of 5 stars
The author, Loren Alldrin , April 13, 1998
Want to know the secret to great recordings?
Here's a hint: it's not in your latest 24-bit effects processor or whiz-bang
digital recorder.
Instead, great recordings start with the right microphone positioned well.
Sound simple? It is.

In The Home Studio Guide to Microphones, you'll learn how mics work, how they
differ and which mic to use... Read more


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Making and Marketing Music : The Musician's Guide to Financing, Distributing and Promoting Albums
by Jodi Summers


Allworth Press
Paperback - 208 pages
(May 1999)

$15.16
$3.79

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3.5 out of 5 stars
Scott Stapp, Vocalist for Creed
If I could tell you why we were successful, I'd write a book and sell 2 million copies. I can't, but this book can. Read more

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