Theoretical Guidance

As far as I know, you can not teach yourself how to create music. Making music is one thing, but recording, mixing and mastering are involved as well. It’s not a coincidence that there are a lot of professionals that make their living by doing this. Getting to this professional level takes time and you can not do this alone. But, as a start, you can get some passive help.

That is why I have some theoretical guidance.

Already some years ago I was looking into recording some music, however, I never got that far. But I still have a book lying around that has quite some useful information. It’s called ‘Modern Recording Techniques’ – the 7th edition by David Miles Huber. This book has over 600 pages that describe a lot of useful stuff, from basics to practical tips. So far I’ve only read a few chapters, but it has already added a lot of value. Important chapters contain the following topics:

Modern Recording Techniques
Modern Recording Techniques
  • Sound and hearing
  • Studio acoustics and design
  • Microphones: design and application
  • Digital audio technology
  • Digital audio workstation
  • MIDI and electronic music technology
  • The art and technology of mixing
  • Signal processing
  • Noise reduction
  • Monitoring
  • Mastering

All this information should give me a lot of basic knowledge and could help in creating my first song.

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