From the Mix offices comes features editor Sarah Jones' first foray into the book publishing world. Her Assistant Engineer Handbook begs the question, “Why would anyone want the assistant engineer gig?” From in-depth discussions and tips from our industry's leading authorities and players, Jones details countless reasons why a budding audio professional does want this gig, with useful tools to aid in the career search. Schirmer Trade Books ($19.95).
Producer David Franz's Recording and Producing in the Home Studio: A Complete Guide (Berklee Press, www.berkleepress.com) takes artist/songwriter/band/producers through each production step at a home studio. Readers gain more information from diagrams and cost-effective setup suggestions to create their own personal studio, in addition to a guide to popular mics and a “how-to” on miking instruments. Franz addresses the role of DAWs and covers mixing, editing and mastering in popular software programs. Distributed by the Hal Leonard Corporation.
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