Is this the same book?: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0240 ... d_i=468294simonb wrote:I read this last year, definitely the best book on mixing I've read. It explains things really well in a way that helps you understand the fundamentals rather than quick recipes; I went through it slowly, taking notes and listening carefully to all the audio examples and trying things out with my own sounds/tunes and I definitely feel it's helped my mixing, I'm taking more care instead of randomly turning controls and hoping it helps which I'm sure we're all guilty of a bonus is that the author seems to understand the needs of electronic and dance producers - traditionally a lot of these sort of books are aimed more at band/instrument recordings.hydrogen wrote:http://www.amazon.com/Mixing-Audio-Conc ... 0240520688
It's worth reading as much as you can, and practising of course, but I'd suggest that book for a solid start.
As for mastering (and general audio knowledge) I've heard Bob Katz - Mastering Audio is very good, it's on my to-buy list. I've not got many aspirations to be a mastering engineer but even then it's meant to be a very useful read.
It's much cheaper you see.
I bought Bob's Mastering audio book but didn't find it very useful to be honest. It goes too much into fact's and figures.
If you want to improve your sound then go for the mixing literature.