Leona Lewis, Lily Allen, and Colbie Caillat all became famous after their self-produced music was posted on the Internet. And now anyone who’s ever practiced in front of the mirror for hours wants to try it too. This guide shows aspiring musicians how to turn their computers into a music studio.
Professional musician Marc Schonbrun leads you step-by-step through the basics of home recording, including:
Tips on how to make—and stick to—a recording budget
The best digital recording software
Microphones, mixers, and electronic hardware
Recording for individual instruments and virtual instruments
Mixing, mastering, and advanced recording techniques
For a fraction of the cost of recording, you can become their own engineers. You’ll learn to create tracks complete with digital effects, virtual instruments, and sound quality that rival professional studios. In no time, you’ll be ready for your time in the spotlight!
Marc Schonbrun is an educator, writer, and performer in the San Francisco Bay Area. Marc’s musical resume ranges from classical to jazz trio and rock concerts. He is an active lecturer on guitar and music technology, and he frequently tours the country educating musicians and teachers. He is the author of several books on music, including The Everything Reading Music Book with CD, The Only Guitar Book You’ll Ever Need, The Everything Music Theory Book with CD, and The Everything Essential Music Theory Book, among others. He lives in San Jose, CA.