“Remarkably comprehensive in scope, written in down-to-earth language, Recording on a Budget thoroughly explains the recording process and helps the reader assemble a recording set-up tailored to his or her specific needs.” –Bill Anschell, pianist/composer/recording artist
“Brent has created an indispensable, one-stop resource; thorough, accessible and up to date. If I had to buy just one book as my ‘go to’ for anything to do with recording, this would be the one.” –Fran McKendree, performing/recording artist, producer, workshop leader
“Recording on a Budget is perfect for all musicians, educators or anyone else looking to increase their knowledge of audio recording. The book is concise and well thought-out. It is indispensible for everyone, from the novice to the home-studio owner.” –John H. Truebger, Multimedia Engineer, Eastman School of Music “
“A superb discussion of audio concepts presented in the context of what is necessary to know about producing quality music recordings in a budget-conscious setting. Whether a through-read or a reference, Edstrom’s Recording on a Budget is a valuable addition to the catalog of audio recording texts; highly recommended reading.” –Bruce H. Frazier, Western Carolina University
Audio recordings are the calling card with which musicians share and promote their work so a knowledge of recording techniques and technologies is essential to the 21st century musician. Recording On a Budget provides a comprehensive introduction to the recording arts from a budget-conscious perspective. Written by a professional musician and educator, this book is idea for musicians, educators, music students, songwriters and hobbyists.
A central theme of the book is that it is possible to make quality recordings with a modest selection of recording tools. Chapters cover the selection and use of all of the components of a project studio including microphones, mixer, computer, digital audio workstation software, and signal processors. Additional chapters provide a solid foundation in acoustics, audio recording, podcasting, mixing and mastering. The final chapter of the book features do-it-yourself projects that can be completed with a modest selection of tools.
January 11, 2016