March 8th, 2011 by alephnaught
- Title: Zen and the Art of Mixing (Technical Reference)
- Author: Mixerman
- Paperback: 350 pages
- Publisher: Hal Leonard (October 15, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1423491505
- ISBN-13: 978-1423491507
If you’re into making music you need to read this book.
Mixerman knows what he’s writing about – he claims extensive mixing experience and it shows. His/her writing style is friendly and accessible. I love that the book starts with some definitions and assumptions – those lay the groundwork for what good mixing means.
For me, the best chapter is on Mechanics; I was reminded of a number of things I should have been doing as I mixed my work but wasn’t. With DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) you can have access to lots of ‘equipment’ – in my old home studio I had one compressor, for example….
I can’t recommend this book highly enough, once I started it I had to keep picking it up and reading it until I was done.
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