How to achieve commercial-grade recordings from Mike Senior

   By Sarah C   Categories: GeneralRecording

Recording Secrets for the Small Studio by Mike Senior is an intensive training course specifically designed for small-studio enthusiasts who want a fast track to release-quality results.

User-friendly explanations introduce technical concepts on a strictly need-to-know basis, while chapter summaries, assignments, and extensive online resources are perfect for school and college use.

In the video below Mike Senior explains the key features and provides a selection of recordings using the principles incorporated in his book. Judge the results for yourself!

There are also an extensive range of free online resources for Recording Secrets for the Small Studio  available from Mike’s companion website.

Extensive Audio Examples: More than 300 audio demonstrations to illustrate important points in each chapter of the text. Files are available not only in 192kbps MP3 format for quick auditioning (with accompanying Javascript/Flash play button), but also in 16-bit/44.1kHz WAV format, allowing critical comparison of more subtle effects within your own DAW system.

The ‘Recording Secrets’ Mic Position Library: A growing database of instrument recordings, extensively multimiked with identical microphones so as to provide an unrivalled insight into the art of microphone placement.

Free Backing-track Downloads For Overdubbing Practice: More than a dozen of the most popular projects in the ‘Mixing Secrets’ Free Multitrack Download Library specifically formatted for overdubbing practice — so you don’t have to produce whole projects from scratch until you feel ready to!

Bonus PDF Documents: Expanding on subjects mentioned in the book, these include a printable stereo protractor, instructions for folding mutual-angle templates from A4 paper, and suggested implementations of real-world small-studio communications systems and low-frequency shuffling for coincident stereo recordings.

Information For Newbies: An Overview Of Music Studios & The Recording Process for those new to the subject, a couple of good Jargon-busting Glossaries, and some Suggestions For Entry-level Recording Systems.

Further Reading: Additional on-line reading material relating to the subjects covered in the book — check out the ‘Further Reading’ section on each chapter page








About the Author

Mike Senior is a professional engineer who has worked with Wet Wet Wet, The Charlatans, Reef, Therapy, and Nigel Kennedy. He specialises in adapting the techniques of top producers for those working on a budget, writing regularly for Sound On Sound magazine’s ‘Mix Rescue’, ‘Session Notes’, and ‘Mix Review’ columns. He is also the author of the best-selling Focal Press book Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio.


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