Every session, every gig, every day, recording engineers strive to
make the most of their audio signal processing devices. EQ,
Compression, Delay, Distortion, Reverb and all those other FX are
the well-worn tools of the audio trade. Recording and mixing, live
and in the studio, engineers must thoroughly master these devices
to stay competitive sonically. Its not enough to just know what
each effect is supposed to do. Sound FX explains the basic and
advanced signal processing techniques used in professional music
production, describing real world techniques used by experienced
engineers, and referencing popular music examples released
internationally. The reader learns not just how to, but also what
if, so they can better achieve what they already hear in the
productions they admire and chase what they only hear in their
imaginative minds ear. Sound FX will immediately help you make more
thorough, more musical use of your sound FX.
The accompanying website www.soundfx-companion.com includes audio
exaples of FX featured in the book.
A chapter dedicated to each key effect:
Compression & Limiting
Expansion & Gating
More than 100 line drawings and illustrations.
Accompanying website featuring examples of all FX covered in the
Discography of FX at the end of each relevant chapter.
From the Sound FX Intro:
The most important music of our time is recorded music. The
recording studio is its principle musical instrument. The recording
engineers and music producers who create the music we love know how
to use signal processing equipment to capture the work of artists,
preserving realism or altering things wildly, as appropriate. While
the talented, persistent, self-taught engineer can create sound
recordings of artistic merit, more productive use of the studio is
achieved through study, experience and collaboration. This book
defines the technical basis of the most important signal processing
effects used in the modern recording studio, highlights the key
drivers of sound quality associated with each, shares common
production techniques used by recording engineers with significant
experience in the field, references many of the touchstone
recordings of our time, and equips the reader with the knowledge
needed to comfortably use effects devices correctly, and, more
importantly, to apply these tools creatively.
* Mixing and Recording, studio and live -- for everyone who uses
signal processing in audio.
* Defines the technical basis of the most important signal
processing effects used in the modern recording studio
* Highlights the key drivers of sound quality associated with each
* Equips the reader with the knowledge needed to comfortably use
effects devices correctly, and, more importantly, to apply these
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