New York, NY (February 16, 2016)—Having worked on everything from projects with Snoop Dogg to the PBS mainstay Downton Abbey, audio engineer Peter Dowsett has compiled his thoughts on recording in a new book, Audio Production Tips: Getting the Sound Right at the Source.
The book aims to provide practical and accessible information detailing the production processes for recording today’s bands. Dowsett lays the framework to discuss the technical requirements of optimizing the sound of a source, discussing critical listening, pre-production, arrangement, drum tuning, gain staging and many other areas of music production. Broken into two parts, the book first presents foundational concepts, followed by more specific production advice on a range of instruments.
The book also offers discussion of music theory, arrangement and its applications; real life examples with key references to the author’s music production background; concepts that are presented alongside the production of a track captured specifically for the book; and a detailed companion website, including audio, video, Pro Tools session files of the track recording process, and videos including accompanying audio that can be examined in the reader’s DAW.
Dowsett has worked at Metropolis studios with clients including Pharrell Williams, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, Downton Abbey, Nick Jonas, and Dappy, among others. In a live sound environment, he has toured with Ugly Kid Joe, Fozzy, Twisted Wheel and Beholder and has engineered major festivals including Download, Sonisphere, Wacken Polish Woodstock, and Lockerse.
Audio Production Tips
Audio Production Tips: Getting the Sound Right at the Source on Amazon