An enlightening guide to recording studio techniques and practices, this book collects ten years of interviews and articles edited by Keith Hatschek for the authoritative quarterly Pro Studio Edition. The book provides tips and insider information on all facets of the recording process, from studio acoustics, mixing, and microphones to digital recording, vintage equipment, and working with bands. Notable engineers and producers from a wide array of backgrounds share the tricks of the trade, including Joe Barresi (Melvins, Bad Religion), Mitch Easter (REM, Suzanne Vega), Richard Dodd (Wilco, Green Day), and Ed Cherney (Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton).
(Berklee Press). Get the most out of Digidesign's Pro Tools software with this comprehensive home studio guide that will show you how to create the highest quality recordings by honing your production skills and engineering techniques. With a complete explanation of the entire production process, you'll find out everything you need to know to make your music projects stand out from the rest. You'll learn how to: mix and master recordings like the pros; run a recording session and produce great songs; set up your home studio and improve its efficiency; set up mics to capture superior sounds; master the intricacies of Pro Tools with keystroke shortcuts and technical instruction; record real-sounding MIDI tracks; and much more. Ideal for producers, engineers, songwriters and artists. The Second Edition is fully updated for the new features of Pro Tools 6.X software and all Digidesign home studio hardware products. A new chapter on Digital Audio Editing was added to the book, and new hands-on projects have been added in every chapter. Additionally, there are new, more advanced Pro Tools sessions with audio examples that explain many in-demand Pro Tools techniques.
During the Great Depression, Lee Hays, the son of a Southern Methodist minister, used his music to life the hearts of sharecroppers and miners and union organizers. He helped bring black music to America's consciousness. He could make people laugh in times when there seemed little to laugh about. An Arkansas traveler and radical minstrel, he commented wryly on events and impaled reactionary southern congressmen on their own words. A kind of Mark Twain of the left, people said. But Lee Hays, for all his great size and talents and humor, was also a difficult man, plagued by self-doubts and a driving need to discombobulate any person or group that struck him as self-satisfied. Lonesome Traveler is the story of a prodigious talent with a zeal for changing the world. With Pete Seeger he formed the popular folksinging group the Weavers, which sang songs of social justice just as a tidal wave of red-hunting hit America. The rest of his legendary story will anger, touch, and delight. Doris Willens, a former newspaper columnist, lyricist, and playwright, divides her time between New York City and Northport, Long Island.
You could be the greatest player in the world, but until you get in front of a live audience, your talent means nothing. Written in straight-forward language by professional gigging musicians, Making Money Making Music guides artists through every aspect of achieving financial success through lucrative cover gigs. This easy-to-use reference shows readers how to start or join a cover band, choose the right cover songs, land the first gigs or get better ones, handle marketing and promotion, use proper sound and lighting systems, put on a killer show, and much more.
Reviews the twenty-five-year history of the Grateful Dead, a rock 'n' roll institution, offering photographs along with interviews with band members, friends, and notable "Dead Heads"
(Music Sales America). Grow from an amateur to a professional using this helpful book of tips and tricks to the art of multitracking. This well-rounded approach covers recording techniques for analog and digital tape-based methods of working, as well as tapeless systems.
William Ferris, director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, has written a book as deep as the blues: rich in conversation, reference, history, and firsthand experience with blues musicians and the culture that informs the music. The poetry, games, house parties, religious and secular traditions of black life in the Delta are explored in living prose that is also a work of immense scholarship.