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Making the Ultimate Demo Paperback – 1 Jul 2000

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Intertec Publishing Corporation; 2nd Revised edition edition (1 July 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0872887286
  • ISBN-13: 978-0872887282
  • Product Dimensions: 27.8 x 21.6 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,530,662 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Electronic musician associate editor Gino Robair explains the essential steps for making a demo tape, including how to target the audience, put together a gear checklist and prepare a room for recording. He also gives advice on choosing and using a mixer, power amps, patch bays and mics. Other topics include analogue versus digital, demo formats (CD-R, DAT and cassette), home studio maintenance techniques, and the fundamentals of multitracking, overdubbing, track bouncing, dynamics processing, and recording instruments. Robair also covers what to do when the demo is finished, looking at demo shopping, stalking the deal makers, press kit etiquette, lawyers, A-and-R reps, managers, self publishing and starting your own label.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Martin Turner HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 1 Feb. 2003
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Remember all those Sound on Sound / Electronic Musician/ EQ magazine articles about project studio recording that you thought were so brilliant and have got in a pile somewhere? Remember how much better they were than most of the books they seem to have in the shops?
You don't? This probably isn't your kind of book.
You do? You wish you could get at them easily?
Well, under one cover Gino Robair puts absolutely tonnes of stuff about making the most of the space and equipment you have or can afford without more-or-less telling you that whatever you have isn't good enough.
The book takes you through the whole process, looks at equipment, making the most of the rooms in your house, EQ and effects, tricks for recording all the usual instruments, philosophy of mixing, and the business side of getting the job done.
Excellent value. Couldn't recommend it enough.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Introduction to all kinds of recording skills 4 Oct. 2000
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This book is not only very modern and up-to-date, but it covers all the important aspects of recording that anyone attempting to make a demo needs to know. It discusses different types of microphones, as well as mic placement, mixing skills, home-studio products, and how to set up a perfectly acoustic studio. A great over-all book.
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