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Postby futures_untold » Thu Aug 07, 2008 6:49 am

Hello again people.... :e:

Does anyone know of more music production books, magazines or authors we can add to these lists?

Thanks :)

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Music Production Magazines:

Computer Music - http://www.computermusic.co.uk/
Music Tech Magazine - http://www.musictechmag.co.uk/
Future Music - http://www.futuremusic.co.uk/
Sound on Sound - http://www.soundonsound.com/
Remix Magazine - http://remixmag.com/
Mix Magazine - http://mixonline.com/
Electronic Musician - http://emusician.com/
EQ Magazine - http://www.eqmag.com/
Audio Technology - http://www.audiotechnology.com.au/
Tape Op - http://www.tapeop.com/

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Must Read Music Books:

Sound FX by Alex Case
Music Theory for Computer Musicians by Michael Hewitt
Introduction to Sound Recording by Geoff Martin
Sound Synthesis and Sampling by Martin Russ
Power Tools for Synthesizer Programming by Jim Aikin
The Remixer's Bible: Build Better Beats by Francis Preve

Authors:

Curtis Roads http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/author/ ... asp?aid=93 - The Computer Music Tutorial (Really, really, really good book!)
Paul White - http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/sea ... ul%20White - Basic Series + more.
Rick Snowman - http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/sea ... k%20Snoman - The Dance Music Manual: Tools, Toys and Techniques.
Bobby Owsinski - http://books.google.co.uk/books?as_auth=Bobby+Owsinski - The Mixing/Recording & Mastering Engineers Handbooks.
Michael Paul Stavrou - http://www.mixingwithyourmind.com/

Publishers:

Thomson Course Technology - http://course.cengage.com/ (Click on the 'Music Technology' tab) - Series published include; Power!, Overdrive!, Ignite! and CSI Series + many more.
Backbeat Books - http://www.backbeatbooks.com/ – Power Tools Series + many more.
Wiley Publishing - http://www.dummies.com (Enter 'music' in their search bar) - For Dummies Series.
Penguin Books - http://us.penguingroup.com/ (Enter 'music' in their search bar) - The Complete Idiot's Guide Series + many more.
MIT Press - http://mitpress.mit.edu - Many books on music theory.
Focal Press - http://www.focalpress.com - (Enter 'music' in their search bar)

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Online Music Book Stores: (We need more links here... Do you know of any that we can add?)

http://www.mixbooks.com – Excellent source that sells only books about music! :)

http://www.amazon.com - Search for 'Music', 'Audio Recording' etc.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com - Search for 'Music', 'Audio Recording' etc.

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Collection of audio books on Google books - http://books.google.com/books?id=D6Jgd65p6n8C
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Postby .klimaxx » Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:50 am

lol i feel dumb saying it, but amazon have loads of good music production books..

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_ss_w_h ... es&x=0&y=0

there's some random yoga books there as well, but there's Music Theory for Dummies and many more..

also, apparently the Dance Music Manual is meant to be really good..

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dance-Music-Man ... 268&sr=1-2

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Postby kwality » Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:31 am

Tape Op is a really good one, and free if you live in the states. Audio Technology is an Australian one that isn't too bad - pretty rockist but they've done stuff with Klaus Hill and a few other more electronically inclined people.

Can't think of any more - I still haven't found the perfect one either.
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Postby jagle » Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:51 am

Tape Op is free worldwide

either that or Ireland is now America

but it is a good Magazine
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Postby jagle » Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:56 am

sorry

also for those intrested in mixing and mastering

bobby owsinski

the mixing and the mastering engineers handbook
also a recording engineers handbook

old books, but the ideas and concepts fantastic
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Postby b-lam » Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:51 am

heard very good things about 'mixing with your mind' but havn't read it myself...
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Postby futures_untold » Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:17 pm

Free book on synth programming ---> 'how to make a noise' by simon cann.
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Postby deadly_habit » Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:37 pm

mastering audio: the art and the science by bob katz
any of the *insert daw name here* power books put out by thompson course technology
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Postby futures_untold » Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:44 pm

Deadly Habit wrote:mastering audio: the art and the science by bob katz
any of the *insert daw name here* power books put out by thompson course technology


You haven't read the first post have you (smh) :cry: :P

But thanks for the input! :)
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Postby deadly_habit » Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:54 pm

futures_untold wrote:
Deadly Habit wrote:mastering audio: the art and the science by bob katz
any of the *insert daw name here* power books put out by thompson course technology


You haven't read the first post have you (smh) :cry: :P

But thanks for the input! :)

well you don't have the first one and it's a bible :wink:
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Postby futures_untold » Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:04 pm

Deadly Habit wrote:
futures_untold wrote:
Deadly Habit wrote:mastering audio: the art and the science by bob katz
any of the *insert daw name here* power books put out by thompson course technology


You haven't read the first post have you (smh) :cry: :P

But thanks for the input! :)

well you don't have the first one and it's a bible :wink:


Tru dat! :oops: :)
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Postby faun2500 » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:42 pm

http://www.digido.com/ - bobkatz Mastering Audio - The Art & The Science.

This book is amazing and not just for mastering. You can learn alot about sound and music from it too.


Its pretty fucking hardcore"!
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Postby shig » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:46 pm

futures_untold wrote:Hello again people.... :e:
Curtis Roads http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/author/ ... asp?aid=93 - The Computer Music Tutorial (Really, really, really good book!)


it's dated 1996, are the things written in it still up to date?
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Postby futures_untold » Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:30 am

Shig wrote:
futures_untold wrote:Hello again people.... :e:
Curtis Roads http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/author/ ... asp?aid=93 - The Computer Music Tutorial (Really, really, really good book!)


it's dated 1996, are the things written in it still up to date?


It basically explains the history of everything audio and everything digital audio. In depth. With pictures and diagrams.

Is it up to date? I don't know, I haven't read the latest version.

But reckon that if you actually read this book cover to cover, there wouldn't be much modern stuff you didn't understand. Anything you didn't understand you could research further online (or in the library lol) :)

I rate it hard, simply because it explains the functioning of every bit of kit I'm ever likely to use in a studio. It's kind of like reading a meta manual for an entire studio! :)

Go on google books and read some of the content to judge for yourself whether it is useful as a learning resource. At the end of the day, it could be the best tome on the planet but be written in a style that you find hard to follow. :shrug:
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Postby shig » Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:54 am

I never knew you could preview books with google, thanks for the tip :D it looks fucking immense, it's just a shame it's 50 quid. seems like an invaluable reference tool though.
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Postby futures_untold » Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:18 am

Shig wrote:I never knew you could preview books with google, thanks for the tip :D it looks fucking immense, it's just a shame it's 50 quid. seems like an invaluable reference tool though.


Yup, without google I prpbably wouldn't have got my degree (hihi)

I feel you on the price thing. Second hand it is still £40, so its one of those things on my 'to buy when I'm sorted/rich' list :)

Here are a few others from my list:

    Handbook for recording engineering, eargle, j

    Handbook for sound engineers, ballou, g

    The art of digital audio, watkinson, j
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Postby daft cunt » Tue May 26, 2009 11:27 am

You can add Bob Katz's Mastering Audio: The Art and the Science to books.
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Postby futures_untold » Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:44 pm

Not really a book, but fuck loads of quality info here ---> http://www.rane.com/library.html#gpm1_1
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