Hey what’s good fam, it’s Friday, time for some Big Fish
Today I’m not reviewing a new instrument or collection of samples
Today I’m reviewing a book!
Now before you turn and run the other way, give me a few minutes, as I think you’ll like this one
I’m reviewing “The Producer’s Manual” from Sample Magic
It’s probably not what you think…but let’s check it out and see
What is The Producer’s Manual?
This is a huge 350+ page book written by Paul White, editor at Sound on Sound.
The book aims to cover all aspects of mixing, recording, and even mastering your music.
It covers everything from the history of recording, to mics, to all the common types of fx processors and more.
You get information about studio acoustics, various settings on compressors, filters, eq, limiters, reverbs and all that.
He shows step by step instructions on setting up various things like parallel compression, parallel dynamics, proper mic distance for vocals, how to record guitar, acoustic instruments, bands…man…it’s a ton of stuff
- format: soft-cover book
- price: $46.95
Thoughts on the book?
I really love this book.
Not only is it a joy to look at thanks to it’s awesome design and layout, but it’s also easy to read/digest.
The information is organized in a way that makes it easy to grab what you need.
Small paragraphs, lots of descriptive pictures, step by step tutorials, pro tips and little quotes, all add up to a wonderful collection of information.
This is not a “how to make a beat” book, this is a book that will give you a better understanding of everything from what fx you choose to how you layout your track and preparing for vocals.
It’s really got the contents of a mixing/engineering and music production course….right there in the book.
Now I’m not saying schooling is wrong, but even if you’re in school for music recording/production, you should have this book.
And if you’re one of the many who like to “go it alone” this book is a MUST have.
It is written in a way that makes it easy to understand, not talking over your head or expecting you to know a bunch of fancy terminology.
Even if you don’t know a certain word…there’s a glossary.
I give this book 5 out of 5 subs, it’s really an indispensible book that I think anyone involved in music production, recording, or mixing should have
It really caters to the home, bedroom, and project studio folks as well, but is useful for professional studio producers and engineers as well.
Bottom line is, get the book, period.
Check out some demo pages to get an idea: The Producer’s Manual sample pages
Then get on over to Big Fish and get you a copy before it’s gone: http://www.bigfishaudio.com/detail.html?514153
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