Good mixing book

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  1. w3stie

    w3stie Poster Extraordinaire

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    I downloaded The EQ and Compression Formula by Nathan Nyquist - only $3.79 aud from Amazon. I highly recommend this to anyone trying to come to grips with basic concepts and techniques in using the two most important tools in mixing : EQ and compression.

    Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Beginning with the end in mind

    Part 1 Equalisation

    The front and back mixing paradigm
    4-zone mixing theory
    Broad strokes first
    The rule of 300
    EQ controls explained
    EQ in action
    Slingshotting
    The real secret to mixing nobody told you
    Frequency sweeping

    Part II Compression
    The 4 truths about compression
    Compression controls explained
    The best way to learn your compressor
    When and how to use compression
    Using EQ and compression together
    The reality of compression
    Reaching the next level

    Its a very slim volume / short book, but it gets straight to the point. Well worth the money IMO.
     
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  2. Martin R

    Martin R Friend of Leo's

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    The Art of Mixing by David Gibson is good for visualizing frequencies and understanding how a mix works.
     
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    Rolling Estonian Friend of Leo's

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    Mixing secrets for the Home Studio by Mike Senior, great resource that covers a ton of ground.

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    w3stie Poster Extraordinaire

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    Yes I’ve also got that one. A good reference.
     
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    24 track Doctor of Teleocity

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    also try :
    Mastering Audio " the art and science third edition" Bob Katz

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    24 track Doctor of Teleocity

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    there should be a resource library thread on this site it would help with so many questions!

    I will check out the other books listed!
     
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