Before coming across his book, I was unfamiliar with producer, engineer and sound designer Cristofer Odqvist. There’s nothing better than a great book in the studio when you want to clear your mind or take a break, and Making Sound: Creative Music Production Tips and Philosophies is a perfect option as it can just as easily be read beginning-to-end as opened up and read at any point.
The book (physical copy $35, ebook $28) consists of 15 chapters packed with real-world techniques for sound design, music production and mixing. The book is a great read, but it’s also organized well, so if you need advice for a specific topic (e.g., getting the bottom end right, working with reverbs, or creating movement for mono synths), the book has at least one if not several tips or tricks to get you moving in the right direction.
Odqvist’s ideas are innovative and useful. While some people will get more from this book than others, I don’t think there an engineer alive who won’t receive some benefit from reading it. I’ve been doing this a long time and it’s rare to come across something this inspiring and fresh.
Making Sound • www.makingsound.co