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The mixing engineer's handbook
Owsinski, Bobby.
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Publication Information:
Emeryville, Calif. : Mix Books; Intertec Publishing; distributed by Hal Leonard Corporation, [1999]

Physical Description:
xv, 219 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
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Central Library TK7881.4 .O97 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Secrets of the top recording engineers revealed at mixdown! Learn the evolution of mixing, regional mixing styles, the six elements of a mix, rules for arrangements and principles of building your mix! Learn the secrets of EQ and "magic frequencies" along with adding effects, EQ'ing reverbs, sonic layering of effects, calculating the delay time and much more! This book extensively covers stereo mixing with an expansive chapter on mixing in 5.1 surround. Plus, it includes an incredible third section filled with interviews with the top engineers in the field such as George Massenburg, Allen Sides, Bruce Swedien and over a dozen more!

Table of Contents

Part 1 Mixing In Stereo
1 The Evolution of Mixing
2 The Mechanics of Mixing
3 Element One: Balance ? The Mixing Part of Mixing
4 Element Two: Panorama ? Placing the Sound in the Soundfield
5 Element Three: Frequency Range ? Equalizing
6 Element Four: Dimension ? Adding Effects
7 Element Five: Dynamics ? Compression and Gating
8 Element Six: Interest ? The Key to Great Mixes
9 Monitoring
10 The Master Mix
Part 2 Mixing in Surround
11 Mixing in Surround
12 Why is Surround Better Than Stereo?
13 Data Compression
Part 3 Interviews
14 Joe Chiccarelli
15 Lee DeCarlo
16 Benny Faccone
17 Jerry Finn
18 Jon Gass
19 Don Hahn
20 Ken Hahn
21 Andy Johns
22 Kevin Killen
23 Bernie Kirsh
24 George Massenburg
25 David Pensado
26 Ed Seay
27 Allen Sides
28 Don Smith
29 Guy Snider
30 Ed Stasium
31 David Sussman
32 Bruce Swedian
33 John X. Volaitis
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