New York, NY (December 15, 2014)—Aiming to show how to achieve commercial-level recordings even in small studios, author/engineer Mike Senior has written Recording Secrets for the Small Studio, a new book from Focal Press.
Senior, a professional engineer who has worked with Wet Wet Wet, The Charlatans, Reef, Therapy, and Nigel Kennedy, spells out a training course specifically designed for small-studio users based on the strategies of more than 200 famous names. The book provides a run-down of practical tasks to build live-room skills progressively from the ground up, revealing specialist studio tactics and illustrating how to approach a range of real-world recording situations. Technical concepts are introduced only as needed, while chapter summaries, assignments, and online resources are applicable for school and college use.
• Fundamental principles of mic technique that can be applied in any recording scenario—and how to avoid rookie mistakes that can compromise the sonics of lower-budget productions.
* Advanced techniques of industry insider, including creative phase manipulation, acoustics tweaks, monitoring workarounds, psychological tricks and more.
* How to make the most of limited budgets, equipment and session time,.
* Tricks and tips from engineers and producers including Steve Albini, Roy Thomas Baker, Joe Barresi, Tchad Blake, Bruce Botnick, Joe Chiccarelli, Neil Dorfsman, Jack Douglas, Geoff Emerick, Paul Epworth, Humberto Gatica, Nigel Godrich, Andy Johns, Eddie Kramer, Kevin Killen, George Massenburg, Hugh Padgham, Alan Parsons, Jack Joseph Puig, Phil Ramone, Bob Rock, Elliott Scheiner, Al Schmitt, Bruce Swedien, Butch Vig, Tony Visconti and others.
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