Montclair, NJ (September 20, 2011)—Hal Leonard Books has published Instrumental & Vocal Recording by Bill Gibson.
The book is an updated second edition of Book 2 in the 6-book Hal Leonard Recording Method series and includes a DVD ROM and online media.
Following Book 1 in the series, Microphones & Mixers, this book moves readers into recording instruments and vocals to make their own audio productions. Gibson explains the general concepts of acoustics before diving into specific instruments and vocals. Chapters are devoted to Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums and Percussion, Electric and Upright Bass, Pianos, Real and Synthesized Strings, Brass, and Woodwinds, and there is an extensive chapter on Vocals. Each chapter is filled with photos, diagrams, charts and audio examples to reinforce the concepts presented in the text. Gibson includes a test at the conclusion of each chapter for maximum comprehension.
This second edition of Instrumental & Vocal Recording addresses new equipment and software concerns that affect the way excellent recordings are made. Updated text, illustrations, photos and video examples add to the previous edition, plus new techniques and considerations are presented as they pertain to additional recording scenarios.
Gibson has spent more than 30 years writing, performing, recording, producing and teaching music. He has written more than 30 books and produced several videos covering audio concepts. He is currently an instructor at the Art Institute of Seattle and teaches online sound courses for Berklee College of Music in Boston, for which he has developed the curriculum. Gibson lives in Seattle, Washington.
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