Bruce Bartlett has been a recording engineer, audio journalist, and microphone engineer (www.bartlettaudio.com) for over 30 years. He has written more than 1000 articles on audio topics for magazines and websites including ProSoundWeb, Live Sound International, L2Pnet, Recording, and the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, as well as 9 books, including Recording Music on Location, 2nd edition (Focal Press). A member of the Audio Engineering Society and SynAudCon, he holds a degree in physics and several patents on microphone design. He is also a musician and runs a commercial computer-based recording studio. Jenny Bartlett is a freelance technical writer.
[This] is a comprehensive text, written clearly so concepts are easy to understand and apply. It is a good resource for my students both for the class and afterward, as they pursue their careers. Although I hadn't used the companion website before, now that I've looked at it more closely, I already plan to incorporate it into my classes. -- Tom Wolfe, University of Alabama School of Music Bartlett's book covers all the major areas for my Recording 1 students with simplicity and just enough depth, taking a logical approach to everyday recording applications. It's a solid stepping-stone and excellent guide to start your recording career. -- Jeremiah Slovarp, Faculty & Technical Director, School of Music at Montana State University and Emmy Award Winning Sound & Recording Engineer Bartlett's 7th edition carries on its reputation of handling the fundamentals of sound recording with reader-friendly writing, helpful illustrations, and the expertise that's made it a classic in audio education for so many years. - Stanley R. Alten, Syracuse University I have used this text (and previous editions of this text) as I find it well written, easy to understand/accessible to new learners and is available at a moderate cost to the learner.Great Job! -- David Haggadone, Lansing Community College I like that the language is accessible to beginners, and I think the breadth of topics is great for an intro course. The companion website also makes my job as an instructor easier -- Colleen M. Clark, Salisbury University I've been teaching with Bartlett's Practical Recording Techniques since the 4th edition because it is accessible to all of my students, who really run the gamut when it comes to prior knowledge and/or experience. It also covers both studio and concert hall approaches -- both of which I deal with in various classes throughout the year. The 7th edition not only taught me some new things but also gave me fresh ideas and perspectives for further utilizing it in my classes. -- Kevin Harbison, recording engineer, Technical Director of Grusin Music Hall, University of Colorado Boulder Whether you are recording others or capturing your own muse, this book can help you find your way. Bartlett combines an expert's knowledge and an aficionado's love of music, and he's produced a book and accompanying online materials that both seasoned professionals and absolute newbies can learn a lot from. -- Flawn Williams, Georgetown University Department of Performing Arts