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Hal Leonard Presents: Recording Fundamentals with Dave Darlington

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Chapter 1: Introduction

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    Preparation (9:10)


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    Concepts (8:58)


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    Components (8:34)


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    Preproduction (10:52)


Chapter 2: Connections

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    Computers (7:39)


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    Mixers (9:32)


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    Monitors (8:51)


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    Signal Routing (7:20)


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    Outboard Gear (8:54)


Chapter 3: Audio and Sound

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    Basics (8:58)


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    Specs & Bits (8:32)


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    Sampling (7:26)


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    Treatments Pt. 1 (7:52)


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    Treatments Pt. 2 (7:59)


Chapter 4: Microphones

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    Basics (6:34)


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    Dynamics & Ribbons (8:43)


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    Condenser Mics (8:43)


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    Guitar Pickups (8:49)


Chapter 5: The DAW

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    DAW Basics (7:55)


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    DAW Setup Pt. 1 (8:41)


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    DAW Setup Pt. 2 (10:06)


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    Reverb & Delays (12:21)


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    Mods & Formats (9:32)


Based on the knowledge and experience of award-winning veterans of the music production and record industries, Recording Fundamentals with Dave Darlington provides all the essentials you need to help you make recordings in your studio that compare to those from the top facilities in the business.

Hosted and written by two-time Grammy®-winning recording engineer/producer David Darlington, and co-written and directed by producer and music-technology veteran Rusty Cutchin, the series covers all the fundamentals from basic sound and electronics to mixing, mastering, and distribution while providing insider tips and tricks gleaned from a combined 80 years of music making, recording, and educating with some of the biggest names in the business.

Recording Fundamentals focuses on the small studio and the way musicians get things done in the modern world, working “in the box” in spaces from bedrooms to full-blown pro studios. But this series shows you the full range of traditional and modern recording techniques. (Subsequent series include how to capture an entire live band in a smaller recording space and how to mix an EDM track like the pros.)

Along the way, Darlington provides great insight into what’s really important in getting the right sound, ensuring that your recording sessions go smoothly, and focusing on the important issues that will make you a better producer, recording engineer, or musician. Through the use of engaging graphics, time-tested instructional material, and contemporary audio examples, the series moves and cuts through the clutter with the right information to get you what you need to make great music.

Shot at Darlington’s Bass Hit Studio in the heart of New York City, Recording Fundamentals shows you the way things get done in a fast-paced environment without rushing you through the process or wasting time on esoteric data you may never need.

By the end of the series, you’ll have picked up the most important facts about preproduction, the components of a recording system, digital audio workstations (DAWs), monitor speakers, signal routing, outboard gear, converters, sampling, acoustics, microphones, guitar pickups, compression, reverb, delays, plug-ins, and much more.

More important, you’ll learn how to use these tools and techniques in the right way-- the way that makes the music sound better, which sometimes means not using them at all! With Recording Fundamentals, the emphasis is always on the music, with enough technology to help you make it the best it can be!


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Maidenas
Submitted 1 year ago

Very helpful !

Nicely Explained!

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Logic Pro

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garethbee
Submitted 1 year ago

good so far

good info

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Ableton Live, Studio One

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krafidStudio
Submitted 1 year ago

Nice one even though i know most of it!

I like your approach.

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DAVID DARLINGTON is a two-time Grammy®-winning recording engineer (Wayne Shorter, Eddie Palmieri) who was the composer of the music for the HBO series Oz. He holds a degree in music from the University of Florida, where he performed as a bassist with the Jacksonville and Tampa symphonies. He later toured with C+C Music Factory and Seduction, and co-wrote Phyllis Hyman's #1 hit “Don’t Wanna Change the World.” Internationally recognized as a mix and mastering engineer and educator, he’s recorded hundreds of records in every genre. He owns Bass Hit Studio in Manhattan.

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Hal Leonard Presents: Recording Fundamentals with Dave Darlington is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful ! Nicely Explained!
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from good so far good info
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Nice one even though i know most of it! I like your approach.
Date published: 2017-05-22
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