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Home Recording reference books which are highly recommended.

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Home Recording Shot in the Arm Boosters and Guides

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Tips for Recording Musicians by John Harris: There are so many lovely-jubbley books out there on this thorny home recording subject, but unfortunately many of them don't Cut the Mustard but they do Cost the Earth.

This one does the former and avoids the latter extremely well. It's basic, so no glossy photos and ads, just tons of well illustrated use-able Information. Nicely written by an experienced craftsman. I have it in my collection and have used it often. Also strongly recommended by the same author ...

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Recording the Guitar Another winner from Harris. Same as above but delves even deeper into the notoriously hard to record ...twang-doodley-deedley Gee-tar!.. hey Ned I didn't know you played...

This is a strong reference and workshop worthy of it's place in any Muso's Tool-Box. Basically It's jammed with clear and concise instructions on how to capture great guitar sounds in your Home Recording Studio with hands-on techniques and tips to try.

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Home Recording for Musicians for Dummies by Jeff Strong:

If your familiar with this excellent series, then you'll know what to expect. I've been through many Dummies-books and haven't come across a dud one yet.

"Get in, get out information", and "Explanations in plain English" are just two of the descriptions I've come across that have been used to describe "The Dummies Way". To qualify for this list it must be a good-'un. To sum it up...Practical. 

Heavy-Weights Division

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Mastering Audio: The Art and the Science by Bob Katz:

"As one of the most complete books on the final stage in the recording process...this book clears up any potential misconceptions for newbies and veterans alike." Electronic Musician Magazine, July 2003.

This 319 page Cornucopia (got that one from me Thesaurus, hee-hee), provides a thorough grounding in All Home Recording Skills.

UniGTR+++% suggests that this book, excellent though it is, requires the reader to be familiar with recording and general terms to get the best out of it. It's not a book for beginners but rather those who have some knowledge and experience in the recording area, and would like to advance on the basics.

Reviewers are throwing around that word "Bible" already!                                                

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The Mixing Engineer's Handbook by Bobby Owsinsky: An essential collection of hands-on mixing techniques.

No vague discussion here, just solid, relevant and exciting techniques, tips and tricks, that you can apply to your own mixes.

Comes highly recommended and it's just what the Rock n' Roll Doctor ordered.

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