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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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Hal Leonard publishes Power Tools for Pro Tools 10

Hal Leonard Power Tools for Pro Tools 10

Hal Leonard Books has published Power Tools for Pro Tools 10, a book by Glenn Lorbecki.

Power Tools for Pro Tools 10 provides a detailed look inside one of Avid’s most exciting Pro Tools releases yet. Instructor, certified Pro Tools trainer, and award-winning producer/engineer Glenn Lorbecki will walk you through the best ways to get the most of out of Pro Tools 10. See and experience the new features incorporated in this powerful software offering, all the way from the new ways it handles data, memory, and gain functions to some seemingly small updates that make a huge difference in your productivity.

This focused and comprehensive guide provides excellent instruction in the newest Pro Tools 10 features; at the same time, it establishes a foundation of technical and creative protocol that will help beginning and intermediate users – as well as seasoned professionals – establish the most expedient work flow while recording, processing, and mixing the highest quality audio.

The accompanying DVD-ROM contains video and audio examples along with sessions files that powerfully support the text. The multitrack Pro Tools session contains full rhythm section and vocal tracks, professionally recorded and skillfully explained in the text and videos.

The book is available to purchase for $39.99 USD.

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Hal Leonard publishes Mixing & Mastering with Cubase

Hal Leonard Mixing & Mastering with Cubase

Hal Leonard Books has published Mixing & Mastering with Cubase, a book by Matthew Loel T. Hepworth.

Cubase provides the user with many more tracks than bands from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s ever had at their disposal. Many iconic records were produced on 2-, 3-, and 4-track recorders, whereas the track count of Cubase 6 is limited only by the power of the host computer. After the tracks have been recorded, they must be mixed and mastered to sound polished and professional. But for the new user, the processes of editing, adding effects, EQ, mixing, and mastering can be challenging.

Mixing and Mastering with Cubase was written with the new user in mind. It starts by teaching you how to manipulate all the tracks and events in the Cubase Event Window. You’ll learn how to use volume and pan controls to create depth and audibility, add EQ to help every track sit in the mix, and add effects such as compression and reverb to produce smooth and polished results. Finally, you’ll learn how to add mastering treatments for a punchy, shiny, and loud mix that will compete with the pros. In the end, you might know the project was mixed and mastered in your home, but no one else has to.

Cubase has been used to create countless hit records. With what you learn in this book and a little luck and hard work, yours could certainly be next.

The book is available from Hal Leonard for $16.99 USD.

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Dot Bustelo’s Logic Pro for Recording Engineers & Producers available at Hal Leonard

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Hal Leonard Logic Pro for Recording Engineers & Producers

Hal Leonard Books has announced it has published Logic Pro for Recording Engineers and Producers by Dot Bustelo.

This Quick Pro guide is designed to help engineers and producers who are already proficient in another DAW software platform, make the transition to Logic Pro. Text, illustrations, and examples are geared toward demonstrating the creative, practical, and technical benefits provided by Apple in this well-developed application. Everything in this book is to instruct someone who is already somewhat proficient in the modern recording world on how to use this powerfully exciting and creatively conceived software tool. Whether you’re an active engineer/producer, or someone who just wants to go deeper into Logic Pro, this Quick Pro Guide is written specifically for you!

Dot Bustelo’s signature approach to teaching Logic has been sought out by musicians and recording engineers working in every musical genre. She has helped them – and through this book will help you – learn many of the tips, tricks, and insider techniques that have propelled Logic Pro to its industry-leading status as the best tool for unleashing creativity in recording and producing. In Logic Pro for Recording Engineers and Producers, Dot provides the highly effective methodology for creating in Logic Pro that she has shared with countless high-profile and Grammy Award-winning producers and engineers. Here’s just a sampling of what some of music’s most successful artists say about Dot’s approach to Logic:

Phil Tan, multi-Grammy-winning engineer for Rihanna, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, and many more: “I think the book will be very helpful to guys like me, who see the benefits of being bilingual in Pro Tools and Logic… the right-to-the-point approach makes it easy to read and should get the reader going in Logic quickly and without fuss.”

James Valentine, Maroon 5: “Dot was the first one to introduce me to Logic… She knows this software inside and out, and she breaks everything down in an easy-to-understand way. And she knows the best insider techniques that will make your recording more efficient and creative.”

Nathanial Motte, 3OH!3: “Dot has shown me tricks in Logic that have opened creative doors that I didn’t even know existed.”

The book is available to purchase for $16.99 USD.

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Hal Leonard publishes Zen and the Art of Producing

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Hal Leonard Books has published Zen and the Art of Producing by Mixerman.

Zen and the Art of Producing by Mixerman

Following the popular Zen and the Art of Mixing, this new book provides valuable insights for both neophyte and veteran alike. Mixerman reveals all that goes into the most coveted job in record-making – producing.

In his signature style, Mixerman provides us a comprehensive blueprint for all that the job entails – from the organizational discipline needed to run a successful recording session, to the visionary leadership required to inspire great performances. As Mixerman points out, “It doesn’t matter if you’re producing a country album or a hard-rock album: the goal is to communicate with the audience in a manner they understand.”

“This book addresses the actual task of producing brilliantly. I wish every young artist and engineer I’ve worked with had read it!” – Bob Olhsson (Stevie Wonder, Jackson Five, Marvin Gaye)

“Producing a record, and doing it well, is crucially important, insanely difficult, maddeningly subtle and exquisitely complex. And all of that is to be found in this book.” – William Wittman (Cyndi Lauper, Joan Osborne, The Fixx)

“Informative and entertaining, this is a book that any ‘wanna be producer’ (and several established producers) should keep in their racks to constantly use as reference.” – Ron Saint German (Jimi Hendrix, Mick Jagger, Living Colour)

“The production equivalent of a Kama Sutra for the double-jointed.” – Aardvark (Johnny Reed, Ren and Stimpy, Byron)

Zen and the Art of Producing is a fun-to-read guide that teaches you everything from team building and the necessary social skills, to how to pick successful projects and deal with the mechanics and the money side in an ever-changing industry.

The book is available to purchase for $24.99 USD.

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PreSonus intros two new Studio One 2 books

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Hal Leonard Power Tools for Studio One 2

PreSonus has announced the release of new books about Studio One by two highly respected music-industry publishing companies.

Alfred Publishing was first up with its new volume, Teach Yourself Studio One Version 2.0, by David Terry. A followup on the company’s earlier book about Studio One 1.x, this book is focused on getting you started and also serves as a refresher for those with some knowledge of the program. The book includes a DVD with more than 75 minutes of instructional video. It won Music Inc. magazine’s “Best in Show” award at the 2012 Winter NAMM show. It lists for $19.95 and is available here.

For those who want a more in-depth book that includes the advanced features of Studio One Professional 2, Hal Leonard Books is offering Power Tools for Studio One 2, vol. 1, by Larry the O. The first in a two-volume set, the 320-page book includes a DVD-ROM packed with video and lists for $39.99. However, from now through September 15, 2012, U.S. customers can receive 35% off when ordering from musicdispatch.com by entering promo code ONE2 at checkout.

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Hal Leonard publishes The Power in Cubase – Tracking Audio, MIDI, and Virtual Instruments

Hal Leonard Book The Power in Cubase

Hal Leonard Books has published The Power in Cubase by Matthew Loel T. Hepworth.

This comprehensive, thoughtful, and engaging guide is written to help the new user master the ins and outs of Cubase.

Consider this: Cubase is a program that will turn your computer into a complete recording studio. That is, Cubase can create virtually every button, knob, switch, and fader found in a “real” studio, including a few components that don’t exist in the hardware realm. Imagine the challenge of sitting at a large mixing desk and being expected to use all that technology to produce professional recordings. Well, by installing Cubase on your computer, that’s exactly what you’ve expected of yourself. Knowing how daunting that task sounds, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, if not disillusioned.

The Power in Cubase: Tracking Audio, MIDI, and Virtual Instruments will help you get started so that you can use Cubase to your full benefit. It is specifically written to allow a new user to quickly get started with Cubase while avoiding a myriad of pitfalls. First, you’ll learn the process of installation and proper studio configuration. Next, you’ll learn the foundations of rudimentary Cubase operations. You’ll also learn how to avoid common mistakes that can ruin a recording. Finally, you’ll learn how to properly record MIDI, instrument, and audio tracks. Whether they’re your own tracks or those of a client, you’ll achieve recordings in your own home or project studio that were recently considered unobtainable without a big studio. And you’ll discover Cubase is easier to learn than you may have expected.

The book is available for $16.99 USD.

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