Backbeat Books publishes The Home Recording Handbook

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Backbeat Books has released The Home Recording Handbook, a real-world guide to recording at home by Dave Hunter.

The Home Recording Handbook

Gone are the days when home recording was limited to four tracks of tape hiss on a cassette porta-studio. Now, limitless digital multitrack recording and a vast array of outboard effects and processors are available to anyone with a computer. Add a few other essentials such as a microphone, some headphones and monitors, and anyone can have a home studio capable of making professional recordings worthy of airplay and release. What one might not have is the know-how to harness all that vast potential, which is where The Home Recording Handbook comes in.

In this latest entry in Backbeat’s best-selling handbook series, author Dave Hunter shows readers how to make pro-sounding recordings without pro budgets and expensive studios, and get great results with the gear they have. He takes readers through tracking, mixing, and mastering, showing how to make each effective with minimal gear. He includes tips for drums, bass, guitar, keyboard, vocals and more.

Packed with tips and techniques, The Home Recording Handbook is designed to open flat for use as an easy reference guide and is supported by specially recorded audio tracks on the accompanying CD. This is an essential volume for the working musician.

The Home Recording Handbook is available to purchase for $29.99 USD.

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Hal Leonard releases Tone Manual by Dave Hunter

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Dave Hunter Tone Manual

Hal Leonard has released the Tone Manual, a guide to electric guitar tone by Dave Hunter.

In the Tone Manual, Hunter breaks down the individual components of the electric guitar rig – guitar, amplifier, speakers, cabinets, effects and peripherals – and examines how each piece of equipment contributes to superior or inferior sound. He offers tips on improving and making the most of the gear you’ve already got – all with reference to interviews with name artists and manufacturers.

In addition, the Tone Manual discusses the evolution of the guitarist’s concept of “good tone”. It provides an extensive guide to recorded examples of playing generally considered “tonally superior,” citing examples from the early days of electric jazz, blues, country, and rock and roll; from the classic rock, blues rock, and heavy rock heyday of the late 1960s and early ’70s; and from myriad contemporary artists.

Throughout the Tone Manual, a series of more than 30 “Tone Tips” will offer quick, digestible, practical info bites to help readers improve their sound and better understand their equipment. The Tone Manual also includes helpful diagrams and a cover-mounted CD.

Tone Manual is available to purchase for $24.99 USD.

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