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The Art of Mixing: A Visual Guide to Recording, Engineering, and Production, Second Edition [Paperback]

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Get ready for an in-depth exploration into the aesthetics of what makes a great mix! David Gibson?s unique approach to mixing gives you a visual representation of the dynamics of the sounds involved in creating a musical mix. Through this three-dimensional, colorful explanation, you are introduced to a framework that will help you understand everything that an engineer does?enabling you to not only recognize what you like, but how to achieve it in your studio. Expand your recording techniques by learning what your recording equipment does and how it all works together in a simple, visual manner. From bluegrass to big band, new age to heavy metal, classical to hip-hop, jazz to rap, and alternative rock to techno, Gibson has mapped out everything that can be done to create various effects in all standard mixes. Once you have a perspective on what can be done, you have the power to be truly creative on your own: to make art out of technology.

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Pages   299
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 8.25" Height: 10.5"
Weight:   2.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 28, 2005
Publisher   Artistpro
ISBN  1931140456  
ISBN13  9781931140454  
UPC  073999959840  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! David Gibson is an award-winning religion writer and a committed lay Catholic. He writes frequently about Catholicism for various newspapers and magazines and has produced television documentaries on the Church for CNN. Gibson worked in Rome for Vatican Radio for several years and is widely regarded among his peers as having the best sources among American Catholics and their bishops, as well as Vatican insiders.

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The Art of Teaching  Dec 23, 2007
That's the first time a write a review. I'm a beginner in sound mixing and I found this book to be simple and yet complete enough to reveal the complexity of mixing. Actually, it opens doors for you to experiment and open you mind (and ears) to the broad possibilities that sound mixing can offer.
Good idea - but get over it!  Oct 19, 2007
David Gibson's book is based on the standard practice of imaging used by professional mixing engineers. His idea to make visual representations of all aspects of the mixing process is a good one but it seems to be the sum total of the book. Once you understand the essential premise, there is very little else to be gained. Certainly for a beginner it is very useful. A lot of basics are covered, but he is guilty of trying to over-simplify what is a very complex artform. Also, the language used in the book is off-putting in its bubbly, informal style. It is a pity that this idea is so badly executed because it has enormous potential as a teaching tool in conjunction with concrete musical knowledge.
the art of space  Mar 13, 2007
it's a really amazing book on the ART of mixing. i'm a home recorder newbie, and found this book very useful, when i tried to figure out the way spacing sounds in the universe of beauty. it focuses on a pretty well-defined aspect of the stuff, and helps to improve your own vision how instruments should work in your imagination. but if you're looking for technical information, you'd better to buy this book and another one together. btw, it's clear and simple, so i've already read it 3times.
Mixing guide for DJ  Jan 22, 2007
My son wanted this and has been using it quite a bit since Christmas. I think he really likes it.
Definately worth the read  Jan 10, 2007
This book is a helpful reference to anyone who wants to learn more about mixing music whether your new to Recording or an expert.

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