The Insider's Guide to Home Recording: Record Music and Get Paid.pdf
The last decade has seen an explosion in the number of home-recording studios. With the mass availability of sophisticated technology, there has never been a better time to do it yourself and make a profit. Take a studio journey with Brian Tarquin, the multiple-Emmy-award winning recording artist and producer, as he leads you through the complete recording process, and shows you how to perfect your sound using home equipment. He guides you through the steps to increase your creative freedom, and offers numerous tips to improve the effectiveness of your workflow. Topics covered in this book include the following: Studio location, set up, and alteration Equipment--microphones, plug-ins, amps, mixers Recording software Mixing techniques Roles and responsibilities of artists, producers, engineers Getting the best performance from hired musicians And much more! Experienced and novice musicians alike will learn a multitude of tips, tricks, and techniques to control the studio environment and create excellent sounds. Novices, or those just starting to record on home equipment for the first time, will learn everything from setting up a studio properly, to operating the mixers and processors, to improving the acoustics of your work environment. This guide will help every musician, producer, or engineer to build a successful home-recording business.
Brian Tarquin has won three Emmys and established himself as a top-rate composer and recording artist. After launching his own imprint, BHP Music, Ltd., he produced and released tracks by Jeff Beck, B. B. King, Santana, Jimmy Page, Joe Satriani, Zakk Wylde, Stanley Clarke, Tommy Bolin, and Steve Vai on the Guitar Master Series. In 2014 Tarquin produced, composed, and performed on Guitars for Wounded Warriors, featuring such icons as Steve Morse, Billy Sheehan, Gary Hoey, Bumblefoot of Guns N' Roses, Reb Beach of Whitesnake, Hal Lindes of Dire Straits, Chris Poland of Megadeth, and Chuck Loeb.