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Any recommendations on books about "mixing"?

Post by Kevin Nolan »

Wondering if there are any recommendations on excellent books on "mixing"? I'm looking for one book - a bit like Bob Katz book on Mastering - that covers the subject comprehensively and that is widely respected.

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Try Mike Senior's book Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio. I learned a huge amount from it.
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Post by Hugh Robjohns »

That was going to be my suggestion too.
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Post by Dr Huge Longjohns »

I'd highlly recommend Zen and the Art of Mixing by Mixerman. I have read a gazillion books on mixing and, for me, the problem is that most of them tell you how to work the equipment (how to set up a compressor, how to eq a kick drum etc etc) but don't tell you how to actually make a mix that makes you tap your toe or sing along ie the real musical/performance aspects of the process which, imho, are far more important than whether you use and LA2A or 1176 on the third acoustic guitar overdub.

Bob Katz's mastering book is actually a great book on mixing too because he too talks about musicality eg using a compressor to enhance the rhythmic groove.
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Post by muzines »

Here's another left-field one - "Mixing With Your Mind"

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Post by Kwackman »

Not a book, but worth taking a look at Eddie's tutorials (he's from this parish), he's also available for one-on-one teaching.
https://samplecraze.com/tutorials/
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Post by blinddrew »

Just another +1 for Mike Senior's book - and the companion 'Recording' volume.
He's also produced a set of videos that go with it and take you through the steps discussed in each chapter.
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Post by Trent in WA »

Another vote for the Senior book here. It is remarkably good. One thing I like about it, comparatively speaking, is that a lot of mixing books encourage you to take a kitchen-sink approach to mixing, whereas Senior's approach has you asking, at each step, "Is this processing necessary?" That's only after you've set the basic balance for your tracks. I wish I'd read it and his companion book on recording before launching into the pandemic album project I've been working on – it would've saved me a lot of time.
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Post by CS70 »

+1 for Mike’s book, with the caveat that I haven’t read any other! But that is a brilliant book.
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Post by Kevin Nolan »

Thank you for the fabulous recommendations - I'll follow them all :-)

Mike Senior's book is clearly the winner here - thanks for pointing this out !!

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Kevin Nolan wrote:Thank you for the fabulous recommendations - I'll follow them all :-)

Mike Senior's book is clearly the winner here - thanks for pointing this out !!

Cheers!

I do agree on Mike Senior's, it's the best of all!!!.

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worshiptuned wrote:
Kevin Nolan wrote:Thank you for the fabulous recommendations - I'll follow them all :-)

Mike Senior's book is clearly the winner here - thanks for pointing this out !!

Cheers!

I do agree on Mike Senior's, it's the best of all!!!.

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