Mixing musicâ€”the process of combining and shaping the component parts of a song into a polished, completed recordingâ€”was once considered an unteachable art. The first edition of Bobby Owsinskiâ€™s The Mixing Engineerâ€™s Handbook destroyed that myth forever, breaking the craft of mixing down into discrete, understandable steps and showing musicians, audio engineers, and producers exactly how to get great results in the studio. The book has since become the go-to text on mixing for recording programs in colleges and universities around the world.
Now available in a completely revised fourth edition, The Mixing Engineerâ€™s Handbook remains the best, most up-to-date source for mastering the art and science of creating pro-quality mixes
Topics covered include:
â€˘ The six elements of a mix, from achieving balance to creating interest
â€˘ The secrets of equalization and â€śmagic frequenciesâ€ť
â€˘ Advanced techniques expected of todayâ€™s mixer, like track cleanup, adjusting track timing, pitch correction, sound replacement, and automation tricks
â€˘ Easy-to-grasp methods for adding effects, sonic layering, calculating delay, and much more
The book also features interviews with some of the music industryâ€™s most successful and celebrated audio engineers/producers/mixers, who share their expertise, insights, and philosophies about mixing.
Learn the art of mixing from start to finish, and pick up tips and techniques from the pros, with The Mixing Engineerâ€™s Handbook, Fourth Edition.