The Producer's Manual: All You Need to Get Pro Recordings and Mixes in the Project Studio (Paperback)
Sound on Sound editor Paul White delivers the definitive guide to recording and mixing in the project studio. Featuring 350+ full-color pages packed with pro techniques, practical photos, detailed illustrations and hands-on walk-throughs, The Producer's Manual brings together everything you need to take a mix from initial recording to final master. From vocals and drums to guitars, bands, and acoustic instruments, this is all you need to get great recordings. Choose the right mic, review classic recording techniques, learn how to tame spill and get the most from performers. The book features 101-style in-depth guides to dynamics and compression, reverb, pitch correction, studio acoustics, monitoring, and more. You'll also learn how to master your own material when the budget doesn't stretch to professional mastering. The Producer's Manual is supplemented by tricks and insights gleaned from over 20 years in the industry and interviews with some of the biggest producers, including Tony Visconti, Alan Parsons, and many more.