Literature on Mixing and Mastering

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Re: Literature on Mixing and Mastering

Post by eggnchips » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:14 pm

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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.

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.
Is this the same book?: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0240 ... d_i=468294

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.

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Re: Literature on Mixing and Mastering

Post by blizt » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:39 pm

simonb wrote:
(..) 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.
This is the important stuff for me. I also was browsing amazon for some good books on mixing audio, but I was afraid that they will be all aimed to rock, pop, stuff etc. Wich is not that bad all but I assume a professional mixed electronic track that is going to get played through a massive soundsystem doesnt have the same needs, as say a arctic monkeys tune.

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Re: Literature on Mixing and Mastering

Post by Kleig » Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:35 pm

Thanks for the comments everyone! Definitely going to have a look at the book Hydrogen suggested.

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Re: Literature on Mixing and Mastering

Post by simonb » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:58 pm

eggnchips wrote:
simonb 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.

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.
Is this the same book?: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0240 ... d_i=468294

It's much cheaper you see.
I think so, that might be a newer edition since the date says Sept 2011. Wonder if there's much new content, I bought mine earlier last year so hopefully I've not missed out on too much! I might still give the Katz one a look, I'm fairly geeky about audio stuff (pretty much did a degree in it) so I'm sure I'd read it at some point

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Re: Literature on Mixing and Mastering

Post by kdgh » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:25 am

http://www.mixingwithyourmind.com/

Best book i ever read. It's about the logics of sound and mixdowns.
Why the use of verbs, eq's, speakerplacement, recording etc.

Fun to read, cause it isn't written like it's rocket science

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Re: Literature on Mixing and Mastering

Post by hydrogen » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:42 pm

kdgh wrote:http://www.mixingwithyourmind.com/

Best book i ever read. It's about the logics of sound and mixdowns.
Why the use of verbs, eq's, speakerplacement, recording etc.

Fun to read, cause it isn't written like it's rocket science
have you read some of the other books posted? this is the most expensive i've seen... $80 book!
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Re: Literature on Mixing and Mastering

Post by kdgh » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:15 pm

No and i think i don't need to anymore.

I read this book and got 4 years of music production on college.
expensive book, but really really really good. Maybe you should search the internet for some 'trailer' reads

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Re: Literature on Mixing and Mastering

Post by hydrogen » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:02 am

kdgh wrote:No and i think i don't need to anymore.

I read this book and got 4 years of music production on college.
expensive book, but really really really good. Maybe you should search the internet for some 'trailer' reads
sounds good. I've taken your word for it and put the order in.
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