Audio recordings are the calling card with which musicians share and promote their work, so a knowledge
of recording techniques and technologies is essential to the 21st century musician. Recording On a Budget
provides a comprehensive introduction to the recording arts from a budget-conscious perspective. Written
by a professional musician and educator, this book is ideal for musicians, educators, music students,
songwriters and hobbyists.
A central theme of the book is that it is possible to make quality recordings with a modest selection of
recording tools. Chapters cover the selection and use of all of the components of a project studio including
microphones, mixer, computer, digital audio workstation software, and signal processors. Additional chapters
provide a solid foundation in acoustics, audio recording, podcasting, mixing and mastering. The final chapter
of the book features do-it-yourself projects that can be completed with a modest selection of tools.
Most musicians have developed their ears to a high level so a special focus is placed on the development of
recording technique through experimentation and the application of critical listening skills. The book is
supported by an online resource of nearly 250 audio excerpts detailing all of the primary topics of the book.
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