Hal Leonard (Book). This how-to guide is ideal for musicians who are new to the complexities of digital recording, as well as for those who want to keep up with the fast-changing technology. Providing detailed guidance on using hard disk and DAT technologies, stand-alone workstations, computer-based DAWs, surround sound 5.1 and more, plus related hardware and software-based tools such as Softsynths, plug-ins and software samplers, this book also surveys two-track audio recorders/editors, host-based audio/MIDI programs and CD mastering. Its analysis of emerging technology helps readers make informed decisions for creating and operating a cost-effective, professional-level digital studio at home.
Book News Chappell (former editor of Guitar and Home Recording magazines) explains digital equipment options and recording techniques in this guide for musicians who want to produce affordable, high fidelity home recordings. Updated for 2003, the guide covers stand-alone workstations, computer-based and hard disk recording, loop-based recording, surround sound 5.1, MP3, MIDI, and software synths. Those searching for used gear will appreciate the book's coverage of older equipment and technologies. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)