Hal Leonard publishes The Ultimate Church Sound Operator’s Handbook

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The Ultimate Church Sound Operator's Handbook

Hal Leonard has publishes the 2nd edition of The Ultimate Church Sound Operator’s Handbook, specifically updated for sound people in ministries and churches.

This important second edition of The Ultimate Church Sound Operator’s Handbook is written to specifically address the concerns and needs of the sound person who serves ministries and churches.

The modern church uses many of the same presentation tools that have become common in television, movies, and concerts, placing a unique set of technical expectations on its eager, willing, and primarily volunteer force. This updated handbook blends the relational and technical aspects of church sound in a straightforward and easy-to-understand manner, providing a leg-up to volunteer and staff church sound operators.

The Ultimate Church Sound Operator’s Handbook will help church sound operators gain the knowledge they need to faithfully serve their church membership, leaders, and musicians.

The book costs $39.99 USD.

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Hal Leonard launches Book Series MusicPro Guides Giveaway

Recording Secrets Behind 50 Great Albums

Hal Leonard has announced that its MusicPro Guides is offering a chance to win free books and a Skype call with the author.

To celebrate another great year at the Audio Engineering Society convention, MusicPro Guides is giving away prizes on our YouTube channel. If you didn’t attend AES or simply couldn’t make it to the Hal Leonard booth, don’t worry, you can still enter the giveaway!

Simply visit youtube.com/musicproguides by November 12th and subscribe to our channel. If you are already a subscriber, enter the giveaway by commenting on the video on the front page of our channel. Then, visit our channel again on November 27th to see if you won. We’ll post a video announcing the four winners.

MusicPro Guides giveaway prizes

  • The complete Mixerman book collection, Desktop Mastering and Electronic Musician Presents the Recording Secrets Behind 50 Great Albums, 2 Quick Pro Guides, and 1 other software book of your choice.
  • GRAND PRIZE: a Skype call with Bruce Swedien and a copy of Q on Producing by Quincy Jones and Bill Gibson.

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Hal Leonard publishes the 2nd Edition of Engineering & Producing

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Hal Leonard Books has published Engineering & Producing, the second edition of the fifth book in the Hal Leonard Recording Method by Bill Gibson.

Bill Gibson Engineering & Producing 2nd Edition

The first four books of the Hal Leonard Recording Method cover microphones, mixers, recording vocals and instrument; working with samples and loops, and modern sequencers, along with how digital recording software and plug-ins work in the studio.

This edition takes a giant step forward, examining modern concerns of engineers and producers. This detailed guide addresses some of the most important new considerations, such as social media, aggregators, making money in the current business climate, earning royalties from streaming and Internet radio stations, professional organizations and songwriter affiliations, and more.

See what it takes to be a great producer, and learn how to inspire awesome performances; pick up some tricks for selecting the best tracks to keep in your session, and discover what it takes to develop a production plan.

The accompanying DVD-ROM provides several detailed screen shots, illustrations, and video and audio examples. If you study this method and practice the included techniques, you’ll be well on your way to rounding out your recording education and producing great sounding recordings.

New in Engineering & Producing 2nd Edition

  • Extensive use of QR Codes, which link directly to associated websites and resources via your smart device’s QR Code readers. This expands the content of the book far beyond the printed page.
  • New and updated media examples included wherever appropriate.
  • Loads of new material about changes in the audio industry and what it takes to engineer and produce today.
  • What engineers and producers need to know about new delivery systems, social networking, marketing, independent releases, the current state of the major label world, and more.
  • Multiple appendices that provide substantial industry resources, musicians’ associations, and other tools for the modern engineer and producer.

The book is available to purchase for $39.99 USD.

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Learn Mixing & Mastering with the updated 2nd edition Bill Gibson’s book

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Hal Leonard Mixing & Mastering 2nd Edition

Hal Leonard Books has published Mixing & Mastering by Bill Gibson.

This updated second edition is Book 6 of The Hal Leonard Recording Method. It is designed to help the reader complete the recording process by crafting powerful and compelling musical works ready for release.

It’s extremely important that the instrument and vocal tracks in a recording sound their best and work together to form a cohesive blend. Mixing & Mastering demonstrates techniques and procedures that result in a polished mix and powerful master recording, using current plug-ins, software, and hardware.

Readers will learn how to prepare the mastered recording for CD/DVD replication, streaming, and digital distribution in stereo or surround. Updated illustrations, photographs, and audio and video examples on the accompanying DVD will reinforce understanding of what is needed to mix and master like the pros.

The book is available to purchase for $39.99 USD.

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Hal Leonard publishes Recording Software & Plug-Ins

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Hal Leonard Books has published Recording Software & Plug-Ins, the third book in the Hal Leonard Recording Method by Bill Gibson.

Hal Leonard Recording Software & Plug-Ins

This updated second-edition is Book 3 of The Hal Leonard Recording Method. Once you’ve learned how to use microphones and mixers (Book 1), and to record instruments and vocals (Book 2), discover how to get the most out of your recording software and plug-ins.

No matter what software you use – Cubase, Logic, Digital Performer, SONAR, Reason, Ableton Live, Pro Tools or Studio One – they all share common concepts and features. Recording Software & Plug-Ins teaches you what you need to know to be able to navigate any software program so you can be ready to work in all of them. And it includes a concise and thorough explanation of the digital recording process along with techniques to combine exciting new technologies with classic analog systems and tools. This amazing book and DVD-ROM package uses detailed illustrations, screen shots, audio and video examples to get you fully immersed in understanding, using, and making great music with your recording software and plug-ins.

Recording Software & Plug-Ins is available to purchase for $39.99 USD.

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