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The best way to reduce noise in your recordings is to prevent it entering your sound material at all. Here are some simple tips:
Turn off your refrigerator, furnace, or air conditioner during the recording session.
Be mindful of telephones, cell phones, pagers, ticking clocks, lawnmowers, etc.
Avoid locating the recording session near airports, trains, fire stations, noisy dorm halls etc.
If at all possible, avoid recording outdoors where noise is difficult to control.
Hang blankets on the walls to dampen a live room, or record in a room with carpeting.
If possible, record in a basement to help isolate your session from outside noise.
Record late at night to reduce traffic noise leaking in from outside.
Avoid fluorescent lighting and keep cell phones a good distance away from any equipment.
Books about Audio Recording and Editing
Modern Recording Techniques, 9th edition by David Miles Huber; Robert E. RunsteinModern Recording Techniques is the bestselling, authoritative guide to sound and music recording. Whether you're just starting out or are looking for a step-up in the industry, Modern Recording Techniques provides an in-depth read on the art and technologies of music production. It's a must-have reference for all audio bookshelves. Using its familiar and accessible writing style, this ninth edition has been fully updated, presenting the latest production technologies and includes an in-depth coverage of the DAW, networked audio, MIDI, signal processing and much more. A robust companion website features video tutorials, web-links, an online glossary, flashcards, and a link to the author's blog. Instructor resources include a test bank and an instructor's manual. The ninth edition includes: Updated tips, tricks and insights for getting the best out of your studio An introduction to the Apple iOS in music production Introductions to new technologies and important retro studio techniques The latest advancements in DAW systems, signal processing, mixing and mastering
Call Number: TK7881.4 .H783 2018
Publication Date: 2017
A Quick Start Guide to Podcasting: Creating Your Own Audio and Visual Material for iPods, Blackberries, Mobile Phones, and Websites - eBook by Cresta Norris; Mark HarnettWhether you are a farmer's wife or a fundraiser, an artist or an artisan, a musician or a manufacturer, a shop or a service, a global corporation or a neighbourhood charity, podcasting can enhance your website. No matter what kind of business you are in you will find A Quick Start Guide to Podcasting is useful. It will help you to give your brand more than an internet presence: it will give it a voice. It will help you to establish an identity, corporate, commercial or individual, reach a different demographic than you have previously been able to tap into and crucially, entice potential customers or clients to your website. All you need to start is a little imagination - and even if you're stumped for ideas, the examples in A Quick Start Guide to Podcasts should help to set your imagination free.
Publication Date: 2010
Recording Unhinged: Creative and Unconventional Music Recording Techniques by Sylvia Massy; Chris F. A. JohnsonThis book dares you to "unlearn" safe record-making, to get out from behind the windshield, stick your head out the sunroof, and put the pedal to the metal! Sylvia Massy and her cohort of celebrity music industry producers, engineers, and recording stars discard fixed notions about how music should be recorded and explore techniques that fall outside the norm and yield emotionally powerful, incredibly personal, gut-wrenching, and even scary recordings. Joined by Hans Zimmer, Al Schmitt, Bruce Swedien, Jack Joseph Puig, Dave Pensado, Tchad Blake, Bob Clearmountain, Linda Perry, Michael Franti, Michael Beinhorn, Bob Ezrin, Geoff Emerick, and many others, this book has the stories, tips, recipes, photos, advice, diagrams, exercises, illustrations, and jokes that you won't find in any other instructional manual. And what about that cover? Recording Unhinged contains many eye-popping illustrations by Sylvia herself. As if being a celebrated producer isn't enough, Sylvia's iconic illustrations bring real and imaginary recording situations to life. Catchy Bass Lines? Engineering Marvels? How to Mic a Chicken?!! Do a swan-dive into the unknown and make studio magic with inspiration from Recording Unhinged.
Call Number: ML3790 .M353 2016
Publication Date: 2016-05-01
Producing Great Sound for Film and Video: Expert Tips from Preproduction to Final Mix by Jay RoseIn Producing Great Sound for Film and Video, Fourth Edition audio guru Jay Rose revises his popular text for a new generation of filmmakers. You'll learn practical, time-saving ways to get better recordings, solve problems with existing audio, create compelling tracks, and boost your filmmaking to the next level! Here you'll find real-world advice and practical guidelines for every aspect of your soundtrack: planning and budgeting, field and studio recording, editing, sound effects and music, audio repair, processing, and mixing. Rose's combination of solid technical information and a clear, step-by-step approach has made this the go-to book for producers and film students for over a decade. New in this edition: Insights and from-the-trenches tips from top professionals Instructions for getting the best results from new DSLRs and digital recorders An all-new companion website www.GreatSound.info with downloadable diagnostics, examples, and exercises for you to try What you need to know about new regulations for wireless mics and broadcast loudness An expanded "How Do I Fix This?" section to help you solve problems quickly Whether you're an aspiring filmmaker who wants better tracks, or an experienced professional looking for a reference, Producing Great Sound for Film and Video, Fourth Edition has the information you need. Please visit the book's companion website for more information and companion files: http://www.GreatSound.info