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Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio
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Mike Senior
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Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio

Mike Senior



Music recording & reproduction;
Audio processing


416 pages

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Discover how to achieve release-quality mixes even in the smallest studios by applying power-user techniques from the world's most successful producers.

Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio is the best-selling primer for small-studio enthusiasts who want chart-ready sonics in a hurry. Drawing on the back-room strategies of more than 160 famous names, this entertaining and down-to-earth guide leads you step-by-step through the entire mixing process. On the way, you'll unravel the mysteries of every type of mix processing, from simple EQ and compression through to advanced spectral dynamics and fairy dust effects. User-friendly explanations introduce technical concepts on a strictly need-to-know basis, while chapter summaries and assignments are perfect for school and college use.

Learn the subtle editing, arrangement, and monitoring tactics which give industry insiders their competitive edge, and master the psychological tricks which protect you from all the biggest rookie mistakes.

Find out where you don't need to spend money, as well as how to make a limited budget really count.

Pick up tricks and tips from leading-edge engineers working on today's multi-platinum hits, including Derek MixedByAli Ali, Michael Brauer, Dylan 3D Dresdow, Tom Elmhirst, Serban Ghenea, Jacquire King, the Lord-Alge brothers, Tony Maserati, Manny Marroquin, Noah 50 Shebib, Mark Spike Stent, DJ Swivel, Phil Tan, Andy Wallace, Young Guru, and many, many more...

Now extensively expanded and updated, including new sections on mix-buss processing, mastering, and the latest advances in plug-in technology.

By:   Mike Senior
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   2nd New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 191mm, 
Weight:   885g
ISBN:   9781138556379
ISBN 10:   1138556378
Series:   Sound On Sound Presents...
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   August 2018
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Table of Contents Part 1 Hearing & Listening Chapter 1 Using Nearfield Monitors Chapter 2 Supplementary Monitoring Chapter 3 Low-end Damage Limitation Chapter 4 From Subjective Impressions To Objective Results Part 2 Mix Preparation Chapter 5 Essential Groundwork Chapter 6 Timing and Tuning Adjustments Chapter 7 Comping and Arrangement Part 3 Balance Chapter 8 Building the Raw Balance Chapter 9 Compressing for a Reason Chapter 10 Beyond Compression Chapter 11 Equalizing for a Reason Chapter 12 Beyond EQ Chapter 13 Frequency-Selective Dynamics Chapter 14 The Power Of Side Chains Chapter 15 Toward Fluent Balancing Part 4 Sweetening to Taste Chapter 16 Mixing with Reverb Chapter 17 Mixing with Delays Chapter 18 Stereo Enhancements Chapter 19 Master-buss Processing, Automation, and Endgame Chapter 20 Conclusion Appendix 1 Music Studios and the Recording Process: An Overview Appendix 2 Who's Who: Selected Discography Appendix 3 Quote References Appendix 4 Picture Credits

Mike Senior is a professional engineer who has worked with Wet Wet Wet, The Charlatans, Reef, Therapy, and Nigel Kennedy. He specializes in adapting the techniques of top producers for those working in small studios and on a tight budget. He has transformed dozens of amateur productions for Sound On Sound magazine's popular 'Mix Rescue' column, proving time and again that you can achieve commercial-grade results with affordable gear-once you know how!

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