3rd October 2011
The Producer's Manual is intended to be a definitive guide to recording and mixing in the project studio. It features 350+ full-color pages with pro techniques, practical photos, detailed illustrations and hands-on walkthroughs on taking a mix from initial recording to final master, including:
- What one might need to know to get great recordings: from vocals and drums to guitars, bands and acoustic instruments. Choose the right mic, review classic recording techniques, learn how to tame spill and get the most from performers.
- In-depth 101-style guides to dynamics and compression, reverb, pitch correction, studio acoustics, monitoring and more.
- Taking the mix to the next level: explore the techniques and the pitfalls. Essential jargon-free theory backed by practical insights on everything from EQ through mixdown approaches to classic hardware.
- How to master when the budget doesn't stretch to professional mastering.
The Producer's Manual is supplemented by tricks and insights gleaned from over 20 years in the industry and interviews with some of the industry's biggest producers, including Tony Visconti, Alan Parsons and many more.