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The Mixing Engineer's Handbook

The Mixing Engineer's Handbook, 2nd Edition by Bobby Owsinski The Mixing Engineer's Handbook
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Author: Bobby Owsinski
Publisher: Thomson Course Technology PTR
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 286
Pub. Date: 2006
Edition: 2nd
ISBN-10: 1598632515
ISBN-13: 9781598632514

About the Book:

Secrets of the top mixing engineers are revealed in this second edition of the bestselling Mixing Engineer's Handbook by Bobby Owsinski. In this edition, you will learn about the history and evolution of mixing, various mixing styles, the six elements of a mix, the rules for arrangement and how they impact your mix, where to build your mix from, and mixing tips and tricks for every genre of music. You will also learn the secrets of EQ and the "magic frequencies," along with tips and tricks for adding effects, EQ'ing reverbs, effects layering, calculating the delay time, and much more.

A lot has changed in the recording industry since the last edition was published, so the new edition provides completely updated information on tips for a loud mix, hypercompression, mixing for Internet distribution, warning signs of an amateur mix, MP3 encoding, streaming audio, audio codecs, de-essing, gating, surround sound mixing, and more. There is also a completely new chapter on how to get the most from mixing inside your computer, as well as a new section on the bass/drum relationship and how to make this difficult part of the mix easy.

The Mixing Engineer's Handbook wraps up with insightful interviews with the top engineers in the field, including George Massenburg, Allen Sides, Bruce Swedien, Elliot Scheiner, Andy Johns, Nathanial Kunkel, and several others. Join the tens of thousands of engineers who have used this book to master the art of mixing.

Key Features:
• The must-have book for anyone interested in making a professional studio-quality mix!
• Provides completely updated information on all advancements in the field since the last edition came out in 1999, including hypercompression, mixing for Internet distribution, tips for MP3 encoding, streaming audio, which codecs to use and why, de-essing, gating, and much, much, more.
• Features a new section on the bass/drum relationship and how to make what is generally considered the hardest part of the mix easy.
• Includes completely new chapters on mixing inside the computer with tricks on how to optimize your digital audio workstation.
• Includes insightful interviews with the top engineers in the field such as George Massenburg, Allen Sides, Bruce Swedien, Eliot Scheiner, Greg Penny, Nathaniel Kunkel, and many more!

About the Author:

Bobby Owsinski is a longtime veteran of the music industry, Bobby Owsinski has produced and composed for records, DVDs, motion pictures, and television shows. One of the first to delve into surround-sound music mixing, Bobby has worked on more than 200 surround projects and DVD productions for such diverse acts as Elvis, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, The Ramones, and Chicago, among many, many others. Currently a principal in the music production house Surround Associates and content creator 2B Media, Bobby has also penned several hundred articles for many popular music and audio trade publications and has authored books that are now staples in audio-recording programs in colleges around the world. A frequent moderator, panelist, and program director of a variety of music and professional audio industry conferences, Bobby has served as the longtime producer of the annual Surround Music Awards and is currently an executive producer for the Guitar Universe and Desert Island Music television programs.