Home Recording Power!
||Author: Ben Milstead|
List Price: $29.95
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Publisher: Muska & Lipman Publishing (01 May, 2001)
Sales Rank: 27,278
Average Customer Rating: 4.62 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 2 out of 5
Mac Users Beware!
I thought - cool - this is just what I need to start up my home recording studio with my Mac. Unfortunately, author Ben Milstead has nothing relevant for the Mac user and in fact discourages potential computer buyers against the Mac. All the "hands on" uses the Windows operating system and Sonar software. Nothing for the Mac user here. If I would been aware of this beforehand, I would have not purchased the downloaded version, instead opting for a more friendly Mac book. I think the description should have mentioned the non-Mac slant. The other half of the book I can use is good, but I feel I got only half my monies worth. The old adage of "Buyer Beware" is still one of importance in the digital age. Mac users stay away from this book, as I am sure there are better alternatives for us non Windows users out there.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Not bad at all.
This book contained many tips that would have been far to easy to learn the hard way by botching up tracks without it. Granted if you are an experienced home recording person with a couple of years under the belt, this book would probably tell you everything you already know.
I am recommending this book to all fledgling home musicians with their own recording outfit and to those who are thinking about doing it. It should be known that you should have a little knowledge in the area though, it will make the text in the book easier to absorb. Thanks.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Down to earth and comprehensive.
For any beginning or experienced home recording enthusiast. This book is, without question, the most comprehensive and easy to understand reference I have found. (I have a collection of 5 other home recording book publications by various authors.)
Mr. Milstead takes the time to explain nearly every aspect of home recording from space design, to MIDI setup (including a brief tutorial), mic placement for various instruments, project management, recording/mixing, and a host of other subject areas that offer invaluable advice for those of us who are new to this field and those with professional experience who may need reminders. His subtle sense of humor and levity makes the learning process considerably more enjoyable.
"Hat's off" to Mr. Milstead for writing such an effective reference. His book has a permanent place in my home studio.
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