Do you want to record some ideas? Make a demo with a band? Record a song for a record producer? Record some backing tracks for a gig? Just have some fun making music? This book shows you how to do all this and more. Home recording on a computer used to be a choice, now it's a must. Tape is outmoded, achieves poor results and lacks the adaptability and range afforded by digital recording. The Home Recording Handbook is a truly comprehensive, accessible guide - perfect for beginners, fantastic for musicians who are trying to keep up with technology and a great inspiration to anyone thinking of the best way to make music more easily. The last two years have seen an explosion of technological change, bringing faster computers, cheaper software and affordable pro-standard sounds. Finally, anyone can make music on their computer. You don't even have to be able to read music or play an instrument. If you do, then using a computer will make you quicker and more productive. This brilliant new book brings together all the techniques, simplifies the jargon and will quickly show you how it's done. You too can make music using the methods of David Bowie, Derek Carter, Faithless and Massive Attack. Classical musicians can also use the techniques with ease. The Book is split into two main sections. The first 224 pages help the reader to quickly find what they want to do, explain the basics and allow you to choose what you want to learn next. The two-colour section is a comprehensive resources glossary of facts and information.