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Misleading title, way too general
on 26 August 2014
I was looking for a book that dealt specifically with recording techniques such as mic placement and so on, and looking at the preview pages there appeared to be some detail on this. However I was disappointed when I actually got the book, it's way too general. It is well written, he has a nice style but it tries to cover everything, from the intimate workings of reel to reel tape machines to the details of midi setups. I would have liked to see more detail on actual recording and less general info, though if you're interested in getting a general picture of the recording industry past to present then it's an interesting read.
There are some little gems in there, but a lot of filler if you already are experienced and are looking for some more depth on certain aspects of you craft.