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A good introduction to the subject
on 16 August 2004
Never having read anything on mixing, I was intrigued into buying this book to see what hints and tips I could pick up. As an introduction it's excellent, offering practical advice including down-and-dirty guideline figures for which frequencies to think about boosting for vocals, how best to go about mixing, what equipment is ideal (as well as what will just do, if you're on a budget) and so on. It is aimed at both home recording enthusiasts and those with more professional studios to play with (I mean, of course, work with!)
The sections are: Planning, Mixing Tools, Recording Vocals, Balancing, Mix Automation. One word of warning: of the book's 189 pages, a good third are taken up with an extensive glossary which is repeated in the other books of this series - and it didn't include the one term I wanted to look up! But still, as stated, as an introduction to the subject it fits the bill, and is well-enough priced to meet the needs of the curious home-recorder wanting to make their efforts sound that little bit more professional.