A clever resource for the ever-growing home recording market. The revised edition is updated with a greater focus on digital recording techniques, the most powerful tools available to the home recordist. There are chapters devoted to instrument recording, humanizing drum patterns, mixing with plug-ins and virtual consoles, and a new section on using digital audio skills.
Mastering Audiogives you a thorough introduction to the unique procedures and technical issues involved in mastering. Suitable for all levels of students and professionals, it is ideal for anyone who wants to increase their mastery of digital and analog audio: musicians, producers, A&R, mastering, recording, and mixing engineers.
Getting Started with Music Production is for anyone interested in developing a more efficient and creative approach to music production, and it's structured so thoughtfully that it can be used as a textbook for a modular, activity-oriented course presented in any learning environment
This website offers a lot of advice for people thinking of making their own recording studio at home. Written in a casual style, it covers a broad range of subjects and makes specific recommendations for equipment. While any guide like this has its own biases and idiosyncrasies, the advice here is generally solid and helpful.
LinkedIn Learning had many great courses and tips on Audio Production. If you aren't already logged in at LinkedIn Learning you will need to select "Sign in" then "Sign in with your library card" then enter "www.linkedin.com/learning-login/go/winnipegpubliclibrary" as the library ID and finally use your WPL card number and PIN to sign in.
The Intermediate Audio Guide is a special focus on Microphones, Mixers, Recorders, Cables, and Wireless Systems. You may already know from the MP Command Course the basic principles of Audio, but this 5 part module goes much further using pro audio gear. Learn about Electret Mics, Dynamic Mics, Condenser Mics, Mixers, Lowcut and Pads, Hard Disk Recorders, Mic Suspension Mounts, Audio Snake Cables, Wireless Systems and much more.
You've heard it said - in video and film, AUDIO is 70% of what you see! Through detailed explanation, hands-on demonstration, and tongue-in-cheek cinematic illustrations, Emmy-award winning producer Barry Green and professional sound man Matt Gettemeier guide you through the fundamentals for getting great sound in your film or television project.
Music industry master Michael White teaches audio mixing.
Internet Forums offer a valuable source of information and allow for interactions with other audio producers. They are often a great place to ask questions and get feedback from people with varying levels of expertise.
This forum tends to be more focused on electronic music production, but contains a lot of good general information as well. A number of music software companies host their official support forums on this site.
Audio Production Software
Most audio production involves a computer, a microphone, and audio production software. There are a number of options available depending on your needs, ranging in price from free to thousands of dollars. Audio editing software offers basic editing capabilities (recording, cutting, shifting, deleting, pasting audio) and may offer the ability to apply audio effects to your audio. Digital Audio Workstation software is generally more powerful and complex, usually including the ability to record multiple tracks of audio at once, and to edit and mix many tracks of audio together and to apply effects in various ways to your tracks.
Audacity is a free, open-source audio editor, available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It allows you to edit audio and add effects like reverb, compression, and more. Aside from being free, it's powerful and easy to use, and there are a lot of free tutorials online for it.
Ardour is free, open-source digital audio workstation software, available for Linux, Mac, and Windows. If you're downloading the program from their website, they do ask for a small donation to keep development going.