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Guerilla Home Recording: How to Get Great Sound from Any Studio - (No Matter How Weird or Cheap Your Gear Is) (Hal Leonard Music Pro Guides) [Paperback]

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3 Oct 2008
A clever resource for the ever-growing home recording market. The revised edition is updated with a greater focus on digital recording techniques, the most powerful tools available to the home recordist. There are chapters devoted to instrument recording, humanizing drum patterns, mixing with plug-ins and virtual consoles, and a new section on using digital audio skills. And since, many true "Guerrillas" still record to analog tape, we have retained the best of that world. This edition features many more graphics than in the original edition, further enforcing Guerrilla Home Recording's reputation as the most readable, user-frienly recording title on the market.

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  • Paperback: 251 pages
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation; 2nd Revised edition edition (3 Oct 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423454464
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423454465
  • Product Dimensions: 27.4 x 21.1 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 115,048 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for beginners 17 Mar 2009
Even though there are masses of forums out there on the internet to help so-called 'newbies' or people with little experience/knowledge in recording and mixing their own stuff, it still can seem daunting for these people talking to others who can sometimes be considerate, and sometimes patronising.
This book certainly helped me to grasp, in easy to understand plain English, the basics of how sound works and how to get the most out of the sounds you can generate in a typical, small home studio. It gave a helpful grounding on topics such as dynamics, frequencies and frequency slotting, expansion and compression, reverb and effects, amongst other things. The writer uses good analogies to explain what he's saying, so you don't get lost.
I think there is still a book to be written for those inexperienced people who want to write and record music by themselves at home using software such as Cubase, with little equipment and little knowledge but some musical talent, but this book is well worth the money. It points out things that you may not know and are too scared to ask, and also reinforces things you thought you knew, but weren't sure.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value for money 12 July 2011
I've been involved off and on with attempting to make music at home for close to 30 years now. I've also spent time (and a lot of money) in professional studios. I can get by with most things but I was looking for something to improve the quality of my results. I asked for suggestions on a couple of forums, and one of the common answers was this book.

There was something particularly appealing to me about this book's premise. I've got a load of gear. Some odd and some not. But most of my gear would be the stuff a professional studio or an aspiring engineer/producer would turn up their nose at.

I still felt that I hadn't got anywhere near exploiting the capabilities of what I had. I needed something that was going to help me learn how to use what I've got, rather than telling me why I needed to spend four figure sums on a new microphone or suite of professional mastering plugins.

Right from the start there is a bit of a kick in the teeth for somebody like me - someone with years of experience and a smattering of exposure to pro studios. Quite simply I was told to "get over myself". I've seen and heard what proper studios are like and I'm the classic wannabe. I'm trying to apply professional techniques to a cheap home studio and guess what? It sounds like a cheap home studio. To make a professional sounding recording with less than ideal tools needs a different approach. I'm going to have to forget some stuff.

Once I got over this initial scepticism, I began to get the point. There is a Machiavellian "the ends justifies the means" logic going on here. Concentrate on what the end result sounds like. If you used a technique that a pro would frown at to get the result that you like, it doesn't matter.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Into the clearing 9 Oct 2009
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Having recorded for some years now without tutoring I was never really sure that i was getting the best from all my efforts. This book goes, in a very readable way, into the finer points of eq, mastering and mixing and I found it invaluable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars useful ideas 17 Aug 2010
By roverex
This is a great book. I've been frustrated with my recording equipment for years. This book explains why things sound as they do and what you are trying to achieve when recording and mixing. Put a few things into practice and got immediate result. Other books have not had nearly the same impact. And my urge to buy new equipment to get that better sound has now gone.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A useful bit of kit..... 4 Dec 2011
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I'm using this to help me thread my way through recording with a cheapy version of Cubase 4, my laptop, a mike and a guitar/mike interface. Cheap and cheerful kit but this book is a helpful guide to making the best of what you've got and is just what i needed. I knew nothing about home recording prior to reading this and was able to pick up the basics fairly easily. If I can understand it anyone can.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great start 2 Aug 2010
I picked this book up after around 3 years of fumbling around recording equipment and getting reasonable results. As another reviewer has said on this product, the internet is a great source of knowledge, but it can be a harsh environment for beginners at times. This book is fantastic at giving you an overview of terminology and techniques. It might seem at first that you need very little equipment in order to go along with these techinques, however that isn't the case. What the book will do is help you to avoid all the unneccessary equipment purchases that beginners often do, and teach you how to make some great sounding music with a pretty minimal setup.

I didn't award the full 5 stars here because there are times where I feel the author stops short of fully developing a point. While this is great on one hand because it fuels people to continue experimenting and researching, there are a couple of times when it would have been more useful to have the full explanation / example.

On the whole I thoroughly recommend this to people who have started, plan to start or have a vague passing interest in home recording. It will serve you as a launch pad to great things!
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5.0 out of 5 stars and I have not been disappointed. It is clearly written and jammed...
I bought this book because of a recommendation from a songwriting friend, and I have not been disappointed. Read more
Published 1 month ago by AmandaJane
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
A great book, well written with some excellent diagrams. Highly recommended for people attempting to build their own home studio!
Published 5 months ago by danwrisar
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent introduction - and more.
I have always found sound recording to be more of a cliff face than a learning curve. But this book has really got me moving. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Vic Blake
5.0 out of 5 stars Sonic Cooking
Well written. Knows his stuff and approaches the skills involved with the attitude of a cook in a kitchen. Recommended.
Published 7 months ago by Harry Lyons
4.0 out of 5 stars So far so good
Like it. Has helped me very quickly understand quite a few things that I didnt know. Helped me record acoustic guitar better too
Published 9 months ago by mannsmixed
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book!
It's a truly great book for those wantingl to learn recording at home studio. Can't fault it and higly recommend.
Published 12 months ago by Pawel
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Product
This book is very useful indeed. It really helps you understand as to kind of equipment you will need to start off a studio as a beginner.
Published 13 months ago by Belagoz
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for most people
A useful summary of the important issues when recording a variety of sources on a variety of platforms. It covers all the basics and it's well-written.
Published 17 months ago by Mark Twain
5.0 out of 5 stars Opens Up The Mysteries of Mixing
This book covers a wide range of subjects within sound mixing and should be a good initiation for anyone looking to get started or wanting to develop their self-taught skills -... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Michael May
5.0 out of 5 stars Wish I'd Read This One First
An excellent book on home recording that is as useful for "newbies" as it is for those who may be a little further down the learning road. Read more
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