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Modern Recording Techniques
David Miles Huber
0240806255
February 2005
Textbook Paperback
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H.W. Sams
Practical information on state-of-the-art audio topics! This successful book discusses effective recording techniques for better sound results. Includes digital audio and random access audio. Discusses the use of digital technology in audio production. Offers comprehensive coverage of recording techniques. Ideal for the practicing or aspiring recording engineer. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review
Published reviews of earlier edition:
I would recommend it highly to anyone getting into recording at the home or project-studio level as it will give you a really good grounding in the theory and industry practice which underpins the design of all that equipment and software you spend so much money on!
mightywight.net


Queens Reigns Supreme: Fat Cat, 50 Cent, and the Rise of the Hip Hop Hustler
Ethan L. Brown
1400095239
November 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. This engrossing portrait of the trigger-happy hip-hop demimonde explores the origins of the gangsta-rap ethos in southeast Queens, home to legendary narcotics gangs and many of rap's biggest stars, including 50 Cent and Ja Rule. New York magazine music editor Brown begins by chronicling the careers of three Queens drug kingpins during the 1980s crack epidemic, when maintaining a fearsome reputation for violence was a must for doing business. He continues through to the 1990s, when a younger generation of hip-hop artists and impresarios idolized such criminals and adopted their twisted moral economy of street cred. Rappers dissed rivals' lack of a criminal background while burnishing their own; the war of rhymes occasionally escalated into gunplay between hostile entourages; prison stints and...


Life and Def
Russell Simmons
0609807153
Sept 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Legendary entrepreneur Simmons's career bio reads like a history of the hip-hop movement, from his first stint as a DJ and promoter in the mid-1970s, through his cofounding of Def Jam Records and groundbreaking 1980s work with Run-DMC, the Beastie Boys and Public Enemy, to his wildly successful cable showcase Def Comedy Jam and his fashion label Phat Farm. But surprisingly, the tone of his memoir, written with accomplished author George (The Death of Rhythm and Blues), is rather flat. Simmons shares tales of his youth in Queens, early New York street-hustling days with DJs like Kurtis Blow, and partying in the Caribbean with Naomi Campbell and Robert De Niro, describing his life as full "of decisions and danger with deep moral and emotional consequences." Long on details and short on self-analysis, the stories...


Sound Reinforcement Handbook
Gary D. Davis
0881889008
January 1989
Textbook Paperback
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Everything You'd Better Know about the Record Industry
Kashif
1885726031
Dec 1996
Hardcover
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Midwest Book Review
Everything You'd Better Know About the Record Industry is "must" reading for anyone seeking to engage the music business professionally. Everything You'd Better Know About The Record Industry is about how to find success in the music business and how to make money doing it. by answering all the questions -- especially those that the novice wouldn't even know to ask! Included are over 150 pages of contracts and their explanatory notes, information on obtaining recording and publishing deals, understanding how royalties are calculated, choosing the right manager, and what it takes to start your own record company. Comprehensive and comprehensible, this is an urgently recommended addition to the reference shelves of every music department and community library collection.


Goldmine Record Album Price Guide
Tim Neely
087341375X
September 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Goldmine Record Album Price Guide promises unmatched quality, quantity and accuracy for most genres of record collecting. In today's downloadable-digital world the vintage LP remains a popular collectible arena with a wealth of fans. The same fans that know and trust the expertise associated with Goldmine. More than 50 years of collectible albums, from rock 'n' roll, R & B, country, rockabilly, doo-wop, surf, punk, jazz, comedy and classical are featured in this updated and expanded 4th edition. With more than 65,000 listings in up to three grade conditions, this comprehensive guide also gives collectors up-to-date checklist pricing for maintaining a precise inventory. Additional features include a record label identifier and a stunning 16-page full-color section. -A 16-page special section, plus 200 black and white...


All Music Guide to the Blues
Vladimir Bogdanov
0879307366
Apr 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Fully updated to reflect today's revitalized blues world, this guide is any blues fan's lifeline to the best blues past and present. It reviews and rates 7,000 recordings in all major styles across the blues map.


The Savvy Studio Owner: A Complete Guide to Setting up and Running Your Own Recording Studio
John Shirley
0879308400
August 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
From smaller, project-style facilities to million-dollar majors, this guide covers all aspects of starting and running a professional sound recording studio. The book combines serious business planning, studio design, and audio engineering as interconnected aspects of starting and running a studio — and includes numerous examples and applications that throw light on such daily workings of a studio as recording, marketing, sales, employee management, and taxes.


Goldmine Jazz Album Price Guide
Tim Neely
0873498046
Oct 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Collectors of jazz on vinyl know how difficult it can be to find pristine copies of original classic jazz recordings, and ever-changing market values can make pricing those albums even more difficult. With this fantastic, updated 2nd edition, collectors will be able to accurately price records using the most current market values. This all-encompassing reference features all types of jazz issued on 33 1/3 rpm long-playing records, including Dixieland, bebop, big band, swing, West Coast, fusion, modern and many others. It includes over 40,000 albums released between 1948 and today, valued in three grades of condition, as well as a thoroughly illustrated label guide for easy distinction between first editions and later pressings. Collectors will discover thousands of records not listed in any other price guide!


Official Price Guide to Records
Jerry Osborne
0375720790
November 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Featuring current prices for more than one million records, this is the only source collectors will need.
The most up-to-date and accurate price guide to vinyl on the market today, The Official Price Guide to Records, 17th Edition covers every genre of music, including rock & roll, country & western, soul, pop, jazz, blues, easy listening, new wave, punk, alternative, R&B, and more. This guide is packed with valuable information on singles and albums by more than 50,000 artists released since 1902.

Special sections on:
• First pressing identification.
• Record grading.
• Promotional issues.
Tips on:
• How to grade a record and cover.
• How to care for your collection.
• The best sources for the best record...


The Rough Guide to Classical Music 4
Rough Guides
1843532476
Aug 2005
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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BBC Music Magazine, UK
"No idiot's guide...well designed with plentiful illustrations...above all it's got character...and vents some refreshingly idiosyncratic views."

Book Description
Synopsis This expanded and completely revised fourth edition is a unique handbook, spanning a thousand years of music from Gregorian chant via Bach and Beethoven to current leading lights such as Thomas Ades and Kaija Saariaho. There are concise biographical profiles of more than 200 composers and informative summaries of the major compositions in all genres, from chamber works to operatic epics. Topics such as the influence of jazz, notation, conducting, the madrigal, and why Stradivarius made such great violins are covered fully in feature boxes. The Rough Guide has been praised for its mix of well-known...


Mastering Audio: The Art and the Science
Bob Katz
0240805453
March 2003
Paperback
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Review
"The definitive work on mastering...an indispensable resource for anyone working with audio... If you only buy one book on audio, this has to be it - it should be required reading for anyone involved with recording, producing or mastering music."
Sound on Sound magazine

"As one of the most complete books on the final stage in the recording process...this book clears up any potential misconceptions for newbies and veterans alike." Electronic Musician Magazine, July 2003

"This book is sure to become the 'Industry Bible' on mastering audio. Highly recommended."
Christopher Hambly, www.audiocourses.com

Review
"The definitive work on mastering...an indispensable resource for anyone working with audio... If you only buy one book on audio, this has to be it - it should be...


A Phat Death
Norman Kelley
1888451483
Sept 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
"Want a scathing social and political satire? Look no further than Norman Kelley's second effort featuring 'bad girl' African-American PI and part-time intellectual Nina Halligan-it's a romp of a read . . ."-Publishers Weekly (starred review of The Big Mango, the previous Nina Halligan Mystery)A hit on a notorious hip-hop star plunges Nina into the vortex of a violent power struggle to control a valuable commodity in the recording industry, namely black music.Norman Kelley is the author of the Nina Halligan mystery series-Black Heat (Amistad/HarperCollins) and The Big Mango (Akashic)-and the -editor of R&B (Rhythm and Business): The Political Economy of Black Music (Akashic).

About the Author
Norman Kelley has written for Newsday, the Village Voice, The Nation, and New York...


All Music Guide to Soul
Vladimir Bogdanov
0879307447
Aug 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Offers entertaining and informative reviews that lead readers to the best recordings by their favorite artists and help them find new music to explore. Informative biographies, essays, and "music maps" trace soul's growth from its roots in blues and gospel and its flowering in Memphis.


A & R
Bill Flanagan
064150151X

Hardcover
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Book Description
From the Publisher The business of A& R (artists and repertoire) people at a record company is to sign new acts and nurture their careers, and lately no one in the industry has been hotter than Jim Cantone. Now the big time calls, and Jim accepts an offer to become head of A& R at industry giant WorldWide Records, founded and still run by the legendary maverick Wild Bill DeGaul. Little by little, though, it dawns on Jim that he has walked into a vipers' nest, and he must choose between picking up a dagger in a bloody palace coup against DeGaul or standing by him and losing everything. Never before in fiction has the music business been so thoroughly nailed, but A& R is as much Julius Caesar as it is The Player: for all its great wit and dead-on insider texture, it's as wise about human nature as it is about one very...


Handbook for Sound Engineers
Glen Ballou (Editor)
0240807588
April 2005
Paperback
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Review
"The audio industry has seen many changes since the previous edition, particularly in the digital area, all of which are included in this edition." - audioXpress

Review
"The audio industry has seen many changes since the previous edition, particularly in the digital area, all of which are included in this edition." - audioXpress

HOWARD W SAMS & CO
The most complete audio information available! Ideal for all audio professionals. "Includes the latest technological advancements. Explains MIDI, cinema sound, transformers, and compact discs. Condenses years of information and technology to one source. Details sound system design and proper installation techniques for many applicati". --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. (this review taken off...


Warman's American Records
Chuck Miller
0873498143
Oct 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This updated edition of the authoritative Warman's vinyl reference now features full color! New chapters on psychedelic rock and children's records are included, as well as new sections on artists like Bob Dylan. The latest pricing information is a must for serious collectors, and it's all included in this handy reference. Collectors and vinyl enthusiasts will enjoy this broad view of the collectible records field, which features categories in rock 'n' roll, country, blues, jazz, doo-wop, soul, funk, disco, heavy metal and much, much more. A special section on record care provides important advice on maintaining a collection. The book also features an easy-to-use index for tracking down any listing in seconds. Features over 12,000 updated price listings for records from the 1920s to 2004. Now in full-color, including...


The Golden Moment
Keith Hatschek
0879308664
Oct 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
An enlightening guide to recording-studio techniques and practices, The Golden Moment collects ten years of interviews conducted and articles edited by Keith Hatschek for the authoritative quarterly Pro Studio Edition. The book provides tips and insider information on all facets of the recording process, from studio acoustics, mixing, and microphones to digital recording, vintage equipment, and working with bands. Notable engineers and producers from a wide array of backgrounds share the tricks of the trade, including Joe Barresi (Melvins, Bad Religion), Mitch Easter (REM, Suzanne Vega), Richard Dodd (Wilco, Green Day), and Ed Cherney (Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton).


Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles
Geoff Emerick
1592401791
March 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Emerick was a fresh-faced young engineer in April 1966 when producer George Martin offered him the chance to work with the Beatles on what would become Revolver. He lasted until 1968, when tensions within the group, along with the band members' eccentricities and the demands of the job, forced him to quit after The White Album, exhausted and burned out. In this entertaining if uneven memoir, Emerick offers some priceless bits of firsthand knowledge. Amid the strict, sterile confines of EMI's Abbey Road studio, where technicians wore lab coats, the Beatles' success allowed them to challenge every rule. From their use of tape loops and their labor-intensive fascination with rolling tape backwards, the Beatles—and Emerick—reveled in shaking things up. Less remarkable are Emerick's personal recollections...

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