Learn from the best, these are the top selling books and guides on home recording and music production right now. Hopefully investing a small amount now on a good manual will save you hours of frustration.
Recording, mixing and producing your own music, video voiceovers and movie soundtracks is a rewarding, and potentially lucrative, hobby. However, the learning curve can be quite steep, especially when you just got started. So this is a list of the top 10 books on audio production. I have more than a few books on my shelf. So useful when you want to get beyond the basics, and look up stuff about microphones, speaker position, effects and production techniques.
Although YouTube is full of how-to videos (and I have my own channel where I have uploaded some), the great thing about a good book is usually the author has taken the time and trouble to break complicated processes down into simple steps in a logical way.
The list below is always up to date, and so these are the books that are helping you right now to make better recordings in your home studio.
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- David Miles Huber, Robert E. Runstein
- Edition no. 9 (11/05/2017)
- Used Book in Good Condition
- Geoff Emerick, Howard Massey
- David Byrne
- Recorded Books
- Audible Audiobook
- Maureen Droney, AL Schmitt
- Hal Leonard Books
- Hardcover: 232 pages
- The book features information on both the audio theory involved and the practical applications explaining from microphones to loudspeakers.
- Edition no. 2 (01/01/1988)
- Mike Indovina
- Kindle Edition
- Edition no. 1 (12/29/2018)
- W W Norton Company
- John Seabrook
- W. W. Norton & Company
- Music Theory For Computer Musicians
- Many DJs, gigging musicians, and electronic music producers understand how to play their instruments or make music on the computer, but they lack the basic knowledge of music theory needed to take their music-making to the next level and compose truly professional tracks
- Beneath all the enormously different styles of modern electronic music lie certain fundamentals of the musical language that are exactly the same no matter what kind of music you write
- Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
- Bill Gibson
- Hal Leonard
- Eilon Paz
- Ten Speed Press
- Edition no. 1st Edition (09/15/2015)