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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Recording Engineer's Handbook 3rd Edition Is Here

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I'm happy to announce the release of the 3rd edition of the Recording Engineer's Handbook, the best selling book that covers all aspects of recording music.

The new edition is updated to better reflect the fact that so many people are now recording at home directly into their DAW. It also includes a new chapter on prepping the drum kit for recording, an essential operation when it comes to getting a great drum sound.

Still included are the interviews with many of the legends of recording, like Al Schmitt, Chuck Ainley, Ed Cherney, Frank Fillipetti, Eddie Kramer, Michael Bishop, Steve Albini, Bruce Botnick, Wyn Davis and Mark Linett, that covers just about any genre of recording.

You'll also enjoy the Microphone chapter that covers all of the history behind all of the classic mics that we've come to know and love, as well as the new classics, and the classic clones. Of particular interest is the interview with David Bock of Bock Audio Designs, one of the most knowledgeable and passionate proponents of both old and new mics, and why they sound the way they do.

Best of all, you'll discover multiple miking techniques for just about any instrument you can think of, as well as simple drum miking techniques using one, two, three and four microphones that get a great sound. There's even techniques for getting that classic Ringo Beatle's sound, a reggae drum sound, and the big Tommy Lee snare cannon sound.

Instructors that use The Recording Engineer's Handbook as a text book will be happy to learn that an Instructor's Resource Kit is now available (drop me a line for the link), complete with weekly lesson plans, tests, and Keynote and Powerpoint presentations.

You can read more about The Recording Engineer's Handbook at, as well as read a number of excerpts. You can also buy the book on Amazon (available for the Kindle too) or at most book and music stores.

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Jef Knight said...

Kudos on another fine editon!
And, especially, that you have expanded it to include teaching resourses. That's brilliant, Bobby!

Anonymous said...

I can't find it in the Kindle edition.

Will I have long to wait?


Bobby Owsinski said...

Your wait is over.


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