Getting started with home recording can be pretty intimidating, especially if the kind of information you read in magazines and books can sometimes goes over your head. The jargon can at times seem impenetrable, and self‑taught engineers often find that gaps in their knowledge prevent them from progressing further. For those struggling to grasp the basics, Sound on Sound are launching Music Technology: Basics & Beyond, the second title in our series of SOS Smart Guides. Written by our esteemed Editor‑in‑Chief Paul White, Basics & Beyond has been made specifically with the aim of providing a solid foundation from which to expand your studio knowledge, and it covers everything you need to know about the fundamentals of music production.
From cable and connector types to the underlying principles of EQ, compression and mixers, Basics & Beyond does exactly what it says on the tin, providing an ideal starting point for aspiring engineers, and leaving them fully equipped with the knowledge to move on to more advanced production techniques. And on top of its 170+ fact‑filled pages, people who buy Basics & Beyond will be entitled to download a selection of top‑quality instructional videos from Berklee Music Online.
Available now, Music Technology: Basics & Beyond costs just £5.99, and can be bought here.
Top recording magazine Sound On Sound, have a very useful and comprehensive glossary of terms used in the recording and music technology world.
If you're new to recording and want to know what all the jargon means, then head over and check it out.
If you are starting out the vast array of microphones on offer can be daunting, especially if you are just dipping your toe in the water.
Microphone legends Shure offer some great short videos to give you some advice. There's videos showing you comparisons between different mics in their range.
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