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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Introducing The Mixing Engineer's Handbook 3rd Edition

I'm pleased to announce the release of the third edition of the best selling book on mixing ever (I'm proud to say) - The Mixing Engineer's Handbook.

This version of the book differs from the previous in a number of ways:

1. The emphasis is slanted towards in-the-box mixing, since even so many of the pros are now doing it this way. Don't worry, traditional console mixing techniques are still retained, since the basic principles of mixing have so much in common no matter how it's done.

2. There's a whole new chapter on prepping your mix, which is a requirement in this digital age that we now operate in. The Advanced chapter includes:
  • Track cleanup
  • Adjusting track timing
  • Pitch correction
  • Sound replacement
  • Automation techniques
I don't think there's a book yet available that describes how the pros approach these elements, which are now such a necessary part of the sound of a modern mix.

3. New interviews with Andrew Scheps (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adele), Robert Orton (Lady Gaga, Carley Rae Jepsen), Bob Brockman (P Diddy, Christina Aguilera), Bob Bullock (Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire), and Ken Scott (The Beatles, David Bowie). These new interviews (along with the other 20 retained from previous editions) are incredibly helpful and fun to read. Worth the price of the book alone!

4. For those of you who use this book for teaching, a new Instructors Resource Kit is now available, containing a syllabus, lesson plans, Keynote and Powerpoint presentations to go along with the lessons, and tests.

Even if you own a previous version of The Mixing Engineer's Handbook (thank you!), I think you'll still find this new one worth owning as well. There's a wealth of new information, and as stated before, much of it is just not available anywhere else.

If you bought the book already, please let me know what you think!

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Audioshapers said...

Bobby's books have always been very insightful and helpful for bring out the best in our mixes. A thumbs up!

Peaches the Unmerciful said...

Just bought the book and as much as I've learned about mixing & engineering (which is never enough) I find this book is a great one-stop shop to remind myself of all the little details to keep track of in a mix. The interviews are fantastic and it's just a must-have for any engineer!


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