Recording Advice provides a common sense approach to explaining all
the technology available to make your own home music or sound recordings.
Volanski bases the book on his experience with running a home sound
studio for over 20 years. The book is written in an easygoing style,
with good explanations, that covers a comprehensive overview of what
is necessary to have a studio depending on your needs, including room
layout, power requirements, and equipment now available for even the
smallest budgets. He also describes the different file formats that
music can be saved to on a computer, and the technology alternatives
that are now available for mixing and mastering sound recordings.
He also even recommends locations where the best deals can be found,
what to look for, which also includes for pre-owned equipment. He
also clears up the confusion with making your own recordings using
a computer and external devices such as digital/tape recorders, mixers,
equalizers, etc. For someone that is already familiar with the technology,
he provides tips on such areas as insurance, how to burn CDs, grounding,
ways to reduce audible noise, the differences between various types
of microphones, adding equipment, troubleshooting, and online sources
for detailed information.
Besides specializing in home sound recording for over 20 years,
John Volanski has a background in electrical engineering, that has
involved him in many electrical and audio projects, including virtual
reality. He has also written articles for Avionics, AfterTouch,
and Electronic Musician. The author's web site is available at http://www.johnvolanski.com
Book Reviewer: Carl Burnham
Published by: Pacific Beach
Retail Price: $19.95
a unique, front-row perspective, Napa Valley includes breathtaking
images taken by the international photographer, Charles Feil in his
own homemade gyroplane, as it glided over this picturesque and fertile
valley. A history of twenty-eight of the area's wineries covers each
of their unique stories. The landscape unfolds before your eyes as
you read of the rich wine heritage of the region. A perfect coffee
table book and reference for the Napa Valley area.
Feil is also author of six other books.
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