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interesting and informative articles relating to home recording,
home recording equipment and preparing to record with your own
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The discussion forums and groups
below relate to recording techniques, mixing, mastering and using
music making software.
Sound On Sound
Discussion groups include music
recording technology, music making on PC, Macintosh, Atari,
Linux and web. Also available are forums on studio design
& acoustics, guitar technology and live sound, as well a forum
for discussing all business-related aspects of the "music
Popular bulletin board with wide
variety of forums. Equipment forums include microphones,
the rack, guitars, keyboards & sound modules, drums &
percussion. Also general boards with discussion relating
to recording techniques, mixing and mastering, MIDI, DJ,
songwriting and studio building.
Software & Computer Support Board
Discussion regarding computers, studio and music
related hardware and software for MAC and PC.
n-Track Studio 4
Music recording software suitable for beginners
official Cubase support network provided by Steinberg.
- Mac Music
Solutions, questions, & discussion
with other macmusicians
- PC Music
Technical PC forums for aspiring and
MARSH Song Critique Forum
ProSoundWeb's MARSH forum
where you can have your songs, mixes
and arrangements evaluated by some of the top working
professionals in the audio biz. The moderators all offer a
very strong understanding of what goes into a good song and a
good mix. Log in to the main
MARSH index for wider discussions relating to recording.
(MARSH stands for 'Musicians', Artists' & Recordmakers'
Superfine Hang-out' -- need we say more?)
Studio-Central Community Forums
Visitors the Studio-Central community forums get
together to talk about their home studios, gear,
projects, and help each other
out. "Newbies" as well as
professionals participate in these forums.
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Self-Recording Resource Sites
Browse the sites below for
interesting and informative facts for musicians seeking to record
their own music or build a home recording studio.
This website focuses on the working side of a life in music.
Their "In The Studio" pages cover topics such as recording on a
budget, and building a home recording studio from scratch.
ProSoundWeb.com is a
web community for all aspects of the professional sound industry
including live sound, installed sound, recorded sound, lighting,
and industry business trends. PSW features the cream when it
comes to knowledgeable forum moderators.
The Recording Website
recording begins and advances at Recording Website, where
you can learn the basics, get and give recording advice and get
a wealth of recording resources, such as tips and articles.
Information about acoustics, wiring and production tips
for project studios, sound systems, and audiovisual
installation. The aim of Studio Tips is to cover everything from
soundproofing your practice room to building a studio from the
set of articles documenting bass guitarist, Mark TAW's plan and
subsequent execution to build a home recording studio.
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Videos, DVD's and Books
If you are interested in buying books, DVD's or videos about
self-recording and producing your own music, browse below to find a selection from
our associates at
Amazon.com, the world's largest
online retail store.
The Everything Home Recording Book.
In this highly accessible work,
accomplished musician and teacher Marc Schonbrun guides you
step by step through the basics of home recording.
From setting up your studio
and editing tracks to creating your own professional demo,
The Everything(r) Home Recording Book features vital
tips such as buying recording equipment, how to record on
digital and non-digital media, and how to mix your
recordings like a pro. You can also find out how to
improve acoustics, add effects and choose the right
microphone for the job.
Recording In The
- Complete Guide To Studio Gear and Software. by
Thomas E Rudolph & Vincent A. Leonard Jnr. Creating
high-quality digital recording does not require buying the
most expensive equipment, but it does require buying the
right equipment and knowing how to use it. This book
provides professional advice and recommendations on studio
equipment, software and the latest technologies, plus
practical tips for creating, editing and mastering digital
recordings. Perfect for professional musicians, music
educators and hobbyists who want to explore the world of
Audio - Getting The Most Out Of Your Project Or Professional
Recording Studio. by
Daniel M. Thompson An immensely practical and comprehensive
volume exploring the fundamentals of audio and acoustics
that impact every stage of the music making process.
Perfect for musicians setting
up their first ProTools project studio or seasoned recording
professionals eager to fill in the gaps of their audio
knowledge. From start to finish, explanations of
concepts, processes, and technical definitions are
abundantly clear and free of unnecessary techno-babble.
Mastering Audio - The Art and The Science. by
Bob Katz. This
book explains leading-edge audio concepts in an
easy-to-grasp, holistic manner, including an ear-opening
investigation of the mysteries of jitter, dither and word
lengths, high sample rates, distortion, headroom, monitor
calibration, metering, depth perception, compression and
expansion, equipment interconnection and much more.
Mastering Audio is for
everyone who wants to increase their mastery of digital and
analog audio: musicians, producers, A&R, mastering,
recording and mixing engineers, and students. This
book is sure to become the 'Industry Bible' on mastering
audio. Highly recommended
McGuinn's Guide To Home Recording On A Computer.
For beginners who want to make their own home recordings.
Using his compelling song "May The Road Rise" as an example,
he replicates the process by which he records a song, from
conception to final product.
On this DVD, he demonstrates,
step-by-step, how he lays down the basic tracks, overdubs
his vocals, adds harmonies and guitar riffs, doubles the
parts and comes up with a complete recording. Finally,
you'll see how Roger mixes the result to a two-track sterro
file and burns it to a CD.
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