PC Recording Studios For Dummies

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Here's how to make sound decisions about a desktop studio

Get the lowdown on equipment, design your studio space, and setyour music free!

If you've been dreaming of making music with your computer, wake upand get started! Musician Jeff Strong clears a path for you throughall the confusing options, helping you sort out hardware andsoftware choices, coax the sound you want from your equipment, workwith equalizers and processors, and start your creative juicesflowing!

Discover how to
* Choose the right system and install software
* Optimize studio sound for recording and mixing
* Understand audio interfaces, sound cards, and MIDI gear
* Compare popular programs
* Mix and master your tracks
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About the author

Jeff Strong is the author of Home Recording for Musicians For Dummies as well as Pro Tools All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies and is President of the REI Institute, a MusicMedicine research organization and therapy provider. Jeff graduated from the Percussion Institute of Technology at the Musician’s Institute in Los Angeles in 1983, and has either worked in or owned a recording studio since 1985. Every week, he records dozens of custom-client CDs by using the kinds of audio recording software covered in these pages. He has also released eight commercially available CDs, four of which can be found at www.reiinstitute.com.
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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
May 9, 2011
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Pages
404
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ISBN
9781118085516
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Language
English
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Genres
Music / General
Music / Recording & Reproduction
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This content is DRM protected.
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Invaluable advice that will be music to your ears!

Are you thinking of getting started in home recording? Do youwant to know the latest home recording technologies? HomeRecording For Musicians For Dummies will get you recordingmusic at home in no time. It shows you how to set up a home studio,record and edit your music, master it, and even distribute yoursongs.

With this guide, you?ll learn how to compare studio-in-a-box,computer-based, and stand-alone recording systems and choose whatyou need. You?ll gain the skills to manage your sound, take fulladvantage of MIDI, mike common instruments, do overdubs and replacemissed notes, understand the mastering process, and prepare yourmusic for duplication.

Explains how to put together all the things your home recordingstudio should haveShows you how to perform multitrack recording and venture intoMIDI sequencingDetails ways to clean up your tracks by becoming an expert atmixing and editingAddresses choosing the gear that suits your projectWalks you through adding computers and software to yourrecording tools and enhancing sound with professional editingtipsFeatures instructions for setting up microphones, connectingelectronic instruments, and orking with MIDI and electronicinstrumentsIncludes advice for editing tracks, mixing, mastering, anddistributing your songs

Whether you?re a beginning musician or a pro, Home RecordingFor Musicians For Dummies teaches you home recording basics soyou can begin recording music at home and create great CDs.

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