Recording audio books
Recording audio books influenced me tremendously when I was learning how to record. A good book about how to record is worth a lot. You can waste a lot of time figuring things out, and a book helps speed the process up. Reading a book won't give you experience and intuition about how to record, but it will drop you in the fast lane to learning success.
I have several books on recording and digital audio, and I'll explain them here and why I like them. Some are helpful in understand how digital audio works, what it does, and what that means to a recording engineer, and others help with practical techniques to use, such as where to put the microphone, or helpful suggestions about preamps.
First, I want to recommend Practical Recording Techniques, Fourth Edition: The step-by-step approach to professional audio recording.This book has a very helpful section on microphone technique for a beginner, and I still reference it. Also, a good discussion of stereo recording. Overall, it's a good introductory book to recording.
Next up is Modern Recording Techniques, Sixth Edition.This is a more detailed look at things, a bit more technical overall. Still, a good reference book. Be sure to check it out.
Lastly, Digital Audio.. This recording book focuses on digital audio and it's nature, what you need to know about it to record it.
These are only three available books, recording books that I read and learned from. Many more are out there, these are just the ones I'm familiar with. Do you have a book or resource that should be mentioned here? I'd love to feature other good products too. Send me an email with any improvements for here.
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