Audio Engineering 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Music Production, 2nd Edition

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Audio Engineering 101, Second Edition is a real world guide for starting out in the recording industry. If you have the dream, the ideas, the music, and the creativity, but don't know where to start, then this book is for you!

Straight from an author with first-hand experience, this popular book is filled with practical advice on how to navigate the recording world that will help you succeed in the exciting, but tough and confusing, music industry. This book covers all you need to know about the recording process, from the characteristics of sound, to a guide on microphones, to analog versus digital recording. Dittmar covers all the basics: equipment, studio acoustics, the principals of EQ/compression, music examples to work from, and often overlooked topics such as internships, people skills, and insider tips on how to succeed in the industry.

This new edition offers full technology updates, an expanded section on job opportunities, plus a new section on educational programs that offer credentials. The book comes with a full suite of companion audio, video, and instructor materials. The book includes QR codes so you can upload from anywhere!

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 What is Sound? Seven Important Characteristics

Chapter 2 How to Listen. Remember When Your Parents Told You to Listen? Well, You Should Have Listened!

Chapter 3 EQ Points of Interest. Frequencies Made Easy.

Chapter 4 Mixing Consoles. So Many Knobs, So Little Time.People skills. Recording Isn't All Technical!

Chapter 5 Signal Flow. The Keys to Directing Audio Traffic.

Chapter 6 Microphone Guides and Their Uses. Hey, Is This Thing On?

Chapter 7 Signal Processors. Toys You Could Play with for Days!

Chapter 8 Studio Session Procedures: How a Recording Session Happens and in What Order.

Chapter 9 Basic Acoustics… How to Make Your Recording Space Sound Better.

Chapter 10 The History of Audio: It Helps to Know Where You Came From.

Chapter 11 People Skills. Recording Isn't All Technical!

Chapter 12 Now That I Am Dangerous, Should I get an Internship?

Chapter13 Jobs. What Can I Do With These Skills?

Chapter 14 FAQs. Hear it from the Pros.

©2018, 244 pages

Appendix A: Balanced Versus Unbalanced; More On Decibels

Appendix B: Audio Connectors