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Mixing Audio (9780240520681)

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010



Mixing Audio: Concepts, Practices and Tools

Mixing Audio: Concepts, Practices and Tools

ing remains one of the most illusive arts of recording practice and can take a life time to master. Looking at practices, concepts, tools and mixing instruments the author provides a comprehensive insight to the art and science of mixing.

Whether a hobbyist of professional this book covers basic concepts to advanced techniques as well as tips and tricks and is a vital read for anyone wanting to succeed in the field of mixing.

The book is accompanied by the website, featuring a sample chapter, illustrations, audio and a user forum.

* Rounded, extensive and complete coverage of music mixing
* Includes a DVD with over 700 audio samples and 4 sample mixes
* Covers new topics and mixing trends such as computer centred mixing

Mastering Audio (9780240808376)

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010
Mastering Audio: The art and the science

Mastering Audio: The art and the science

Written by an award winning, highly respected professional, Mastering Audio gives you a thorough introduction to the unique procedures and technical issues involved in mastering.

Suitable for all levels of students and professionals, it is ideal for anyone who wants to increase their mastery of digital and analogue audio: musicians, producers, A&R, mastering, recording and mixing engineers.

Fully updated to cover the latest technologies, Mastering Audio discusses audio philosophy and art: sequencing, levelling, processing; how to make a record album radio-ready; mixing as it relates to mastering. Divided into 5 parts, the book begins with the basics – monitoring, mastering techniques, useful tutorials and the fundamentals of dithering and decibels and moves on to more advanced concepts – jitter and clocking, monitor collaboration as well as multi channel audio, micing and acoustics. Leading-edge audio concepts are explained in an easy-to-grasp holistic style.

Including practical tips and real world experiences, Bob Katz explains the technical detail of the subject in his informative and humorous style.

* Written by a well respected engineer who has engineered albums which have won the Grammy
* Provides you with information on the latest techniques and processes used in mastering
* Covers equipment, training and the business of mastering and answers all the frequently asked questions

Books in Audio CDs

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

There are many different reasons as to why someone may want to listen to an audio CD. It can give you the opportunity to have free hands to do something else while you are listening, you may not be that great of a reader and prefer to listen instead or maybe you are planning a long distance drive and you can listen to a good novel while you are on your way. Whatever your reason, there are many different types of audio CD’s that you can listen to.

Options to Choose From
No matter what your preference is, there is something for everyone to listen to. There are biographies & memoirs, children’s books, horror, comedy, music, languages and even business, finance and law. As you can see, there is a great variety of the different types of audio CD’s that you can choose from. There are titles that you can choose from such as Easy Learning Spanish (Collins Easy Learning Audio Course), Just So Stories, Harry Potter and even “Doctor Who”: The Day of the Troll. Other great titles include The Wolves in the Walls, Tudor, The Secret Angel Therapy Meditations and Twilight.

  • Do authors make all of their books available for CD?
  • What horror books are available on audio CD?
  • Are they easy to follow?
  • Is an audio read from the book word for word?

If you have never purchased a book on audio CD before, you may have a lot of questions on whether or not it would be of benefit to you. It can be very beneficial if you have children and you are going for a long drive with them in the car. The audio CD can help to keep them occupied so they are not asking where you are going or are we there yet every ten minutes. And what if you are taking a business course and you are having trouble fitting in reading because your schedule is so busy. An audio CD could perfect for you to listen to when you are on your way to work and on your way home in the evening. This way you don’t have to worry about being able to sit down after a long day at the office. There are evening learning books such as Effective Birth Preparation (Hospital or Birth Center): A Self Hypnosis.

Reasons Why Audio CD is Great

  • Why would I want to listen to a book instead of read it?
  • Can I pause the CD while I am listening to it?
  • What benefit will I get from a CD instead of a book?

These are all questions that you may be asking yourself if you are considering this option. One of the great things is that you can multi-task while you are listening to your book. If you know someone that is blind than it can be a great gift to them so that they don’t have to miss out on the newest books from their favorite authors. Some of the great books on audio CD that you could give as a gift are Spine Chillers, The Woman in Black, The Skulduggery Pleasant series, which are all great horror stories. If you have a friend that is a romantic than you could look more along the lines of The Return Journey or The Jane Austen Collection which includes Sense and Sensibility.

Categories to Pick From
Another category that you can choose from is travel. These CD’s give you the opportunity to learn about other countries that you may be thinking about visiting or a story that takes place somewhere far away that you have never been. There are crime stories, thrillers that can put you on the edge of your seat and even a great mystery that will keep you guessing till you get to the end. If you are a history buff than you can listen to stories about the past and gain insight to things that you may not understand about the present.

One of the great options that you have to choose from is the music audio CD’s. Not only can you hear about the lessons that you need to learn in order to play your instrument but you also get the benefit of being able to hear samples of music on how things should sound. That is a benefit that you cannot get from just reading a book.

Making Your Decision
In the end, the decision is yours if you want to get a audio cd or just read a book the old fashioned way. You will find that there are many benefits to choosing the option of being able to listen to your stories and studies as opposed to reading that you may decide that it is the only way that you want to read a book ever again.

  • Is listening to a audio CD better for me than reading?
  • How long does it take to get a audio CD?
  • Do I have to be put on a waiting list in order to get the one?

These are all very valid questions, especially if you have never gotten one before. You will find that you can also join in on discussion groups to talk about a specific audio CD that you and others have listened to. It gives you the opportunity to be able to share your opinion with others while hearing what someone else has to say as well. Being able to share your point of views can make for a great debate and also give you insight to a part of the CD that you had not thought about.

Joining in on a discussion group also give you the opportunity to be able to ask questions about a part that you did not understand or maybe you thought was a little confusing. Getting the help from others can help you to enjoy the audio cd more than you thought you would in the beginning.