Learn the basics of digital recording, each step of the signal path, and everything from microphone placement to mixing strategy through the eyes and ears of 'The Immortal' Roger Nichols, master engineer. From scientifically analyzing the differences between condenser, ribbon, and dynamic microphones, to sharing his secrets to an amazing mix, Nichols delivers something for everyone interested in the science and art of audio engineering---no matter what your experience level. The DVD-ROM includes Pro Tools session files, personally set up by Roger, to give you hands-on training. The Roger Nichols Recording Method gives you the unique experience of learning directly from Roger---exactly as he would have taught you at one of his famous master classes. It's the ultimate experience of having an eight-time GRAMMY -winning engineer sit down in your studio to teach you from his personal experiences and techniques. This book is excellent for beginners but is still full of gems for seasoned pros who want to know how Roger Nichols always managed to get that sound. Topics include: * Plan your recording sessions like a professional engineer and producer * Choose the right microphones and learn how Roger would place them for a session * Test microphone patterns; learn about critical distance placement and the 3 to 1 rule * Understand how digital audio really works to choose the right format for your sessions * Learn about the signal path from microphone/instrument levels, channels strips, and plugins * Record multiple takes, overdubs, punch-in techniques, and get tips on editing digital audio files * Learn Roger's personal tips for mixing, using automation, creating your final mix, and more!
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| Format ||Book & DVD-ROM|
| Category ||Pro Audio Textbook|
| Shipping Weight||1.30 lbs |
|Alfred Publishing Item ||00-40830|
|Product Code ||YL00-40830|
| ISBN 10 ||0739095056|
| EAN ||9780739095058|
Roger Nichols : Author
Title: About Roger Nichols
Title: AC Harmonics
Title: All Recording Methods Break Down to Two Basic Categories
Title: Analog vs. Digital
Title: Automating Vocal Levels
Title: Balanced Power to the Rescue
Title: Basic Levels for Your First Mix
Title: Bit Depth
Title: Bounce to Disk
Title: Burn CD of Final Mix
Title: Channel Strip
Title: Chapter Eight: Caveat Sampler; Ille Nunquam Cedunt!
Title: Chapter Eighteen: Mixing
Title: Chapter Eleven: Recording Formats--Understanding How Digital Audio Works
Title: Chapter Fifteen: Overdubs
Title: Chapter Five: What Is Recording?
Title: Chapter Four: Noise from Your Electrical Connections
Title: Chapter Fourteen: New Concepts
Title: Chapter Nine: Microphones
Title: Chapter Nineteen: Beginning Automation
Title: Chapter One: Why Learn the Art and Science of Audio and Recording?
Title: Chapter Seven: My Detailed Audio Production Definitions
Title: Chapter Seventeen: Editing in a DAW
Title: Chapter Six: My Thoughts on Recording Formats
Title: Chapter Sixteen: Punch-In Techniques
Title: Chapter Ten: Connecting an Audio Source
Title: Chapter Thirteen: Recording Multiple Takes
Title: Chapter Three: Planning a Recording Session
Title: Chapter Twelve: Signal Chain
Title: Chapter Twenty: Your Final Mix
Title: Chapter Two: Determine Your Recording Needs
Title: Clean Up Your Mix
Title: Comping Tracks
Title: Compressors in the Mix
Title: Condenser; Ribbon; and Dynamic Microphones
Title: Console/Recording Device
Title: Creative Editing
Title: Critical Distance
Title: Destructive/Nondestructive Recording
Title: Digital Audio Formats
Title: Divine Digital Recording
Title: Do I Need a Mixer?
Title: Do I Prefer a PC or a Mac?
Title: Edits to Clean Up Audio
Title: Effects: Compressors and Limiters
Title: Effects: Delays and Echoes
Title: Effects: EQ
Title: Effects: Noise Gates
Title: Epilogue - This Is a Service Business
Title: EQ Balance
Title: Every Link in the Chain Is As Important As the Ones Before and After It
Title: Exercise 9.1: Recording a Microphone Signal
Title: Fiber Channel
Title: File Format
Title: Firewire 400/800
Title: From Roger Nichols
Title: Gain Structure
Title: Gain Structure
Title: Grounding and Noise
Title: Hard Disk Recording
Title: Harmonizers: Octave Dividers; Aural Exciters
Title: Headphone Mix
Title: Headphone Mix
Title: Hidden Tracks
Title: How Many Simultaneous Tracks Do I Need?
Title: How Many Tracks Do I Need?
Title: In Conclusion
Title: Inactive Tracks
Title: Keeping Notes
Title: Launch Pro Tools
Title: Lighting Load Centers
Title: Listening to Other Mixes
Title: Loop Record with Overdubs
Title: Make Notes on Your Mixes
Title: Mbox Features and Connections
Title: Microphone Level and Instrument Level
Title: Microphone Patterns
Title: Microphone Performance in Reverberant Sound Field
Title: Microphone Performance in the Direct Sound Field
Title: Microphone Pickup Angle
Title: Mix Processors
Title: Mixing Back to Two Tracks of Multitrack or DAW
Title: Now What?
Title: On the Level
Title: Other Recording Systems
Title: Overdubbing Tracks to Existing Material
Title: Overview Of Accomplishments
Title: Power Quality
Title: Practicing Punch-Ins
Title: Pre-Roll and Post-Roll
Title: Print to External Recorder
Title: Pro Tools Session Files
Title: Quick Punch
Title: Receptacle Load Centers
Title: Record The Instrument in Stereo
Title: Recording Alternate Takes
Title: Recording an Acoustic Guitar
Title: Recording Fader Moves
Title: Recording Modes/Recording Regions
Title: Recording Session Setup
Title: Rejection Is Good
Title: Reverb Sends and Settings
Title: Reverb: Hello;;; Hello... Hello...
Title: Roger Nichols Discography
Title: Roger Nichols Remembered
Title: Roger's Obsession with All Things Sound
Title: Sample Rate
Title: Self-Instruction Guide for The Roger Nichols Recording Method
Title: Set Start Point for Recording
Title: Should I Consider a Studio-in-a-Box?
Title: Should I Use a Laptop or Desktop?
Title: Snap; Crackle; and Pop Music
Title: Sound Waves and Pond Ripples
Title: Speakers and Monitoring
Title: Spend Time Mixing
Title: Standard Distance
Title: System Upgrades
Title: Test the Microphones with Instruments
Title: Test the Pattern of the Microphone
Title: Testing Additional Microphone Types
Title: The 3:1 Rule
Title: The First Taste of Mixing
Title: TV and Film Credits
Title: Virtual Channel Strip
Title: What Computer Audio Interfaces Do I Need?
Title: What Computer Hard Drives Do I Need?
Title: What Recording Software Will I Use?
Title: What's My Budget?
Title: When Recording
Title: Will I Record Everything Directly or with Microphones?
Title: Will I Sequence or Play Parts Live?
Title: With Pre-Roll
Title: With Quick Punch
Title: Without Pre-Roll
Title: Word Clock
Title: Your Work Is Never Done
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