This pair of books from the esteemed Hal Leonard imprint are essential to
just about anyone in the music business from guitarist to producer. This 2nd
Engineering and Producing is the fifth title in the Hal Leonard Recording Method series. In it is virtually everything you need to know about production and engineering in the modern world, on everything from the technical aspects of making music to the actual musical and organizational elements. You'll read about
The Producer's role
How to get a performance out of an artist
How to record pristine vocal and guitar tracks
How to book studio time
How to sell your music through online sites, and much more
An accompanying DVD-Rom includes all the audio-video examples described in the book, laid out in a simple fashion and easy to follow.
Power Tools for Pro Tools 10 offers a close-up look at Avid's most innovative Pro Tools release to date.
Author Glenn Lorbecki is an engineer/producer and documented Pro Tools trainer who takes the reader from start to finish in learning this new system.
He describes how the new features allows the user to playback and record; edit; mix; automate; and a lot more. If you're reading this review, you're already a Pro Tools user, and you'll want to check this out.
Both of these books are essential to the producer/engineer in this digital world of recording. After reading them, you still may not be making hits, but you'll certainly have to tools to do so.