Mixing Audio: Concepts, Practices, and Tools, Third Edition is a vital read for anyone wanting to succeed in the field of mixing. This book covers the entire mixing process - from fundamental concepts to advanced techniques. Packed full of photos, graphs, diagrams, and audio samples, it teaches the importance of a mixing vision, how to craft and evaluate your mix, and then take it a step further. The book describes the theory, the tools used, and how these are put into practice while creating mixes.
The companion website, featuring over 2,000 audio samples as well as Pro Tools/ Multitrack Audio Sessions, is a perfect complement to the third edition.
The new edition includes:
A new 'Mixing and The Brain' chapter that provides a cognitive/psychological overview of many aspects related to and affecting mixing engineers (and, to a narrow extent, listeners).
Updated figures and text reflecting recent software updates and trends.
Roey Izhaki holds a BA in Recording Arts and has been mixing since 1992. An audio engineering academic lecturer for 10 years, he has given mixing and audio seminars across Europe.
Part I. Concept and Practices 1. Music and Mixing 2. Some axioms and other gems 3. Mixing and the brain 4. Learning to mix 5. The process 6. Related issues 7. Mixing Domains and objectives Part II: Tools 8. Monitors Key concepts 9. Phase 10. Modulation Mixers 11. Busses 12. Processors & Effects 13. Groups 14. Solos 15. Meters 16. Software Mixers 17. Mixing Consoles (Possibly Appendix) Level Domain 18. Faders 19. Pan pots 20. Dynamic Range Processors 21. Compressors 22. Limiters 23. Gates 24. Expanders 25. Duckers 26. Other Frequency Domain 27. EQs 28. Distortions 29. Other Time Domain 30 Delays 31 Delay-based effects 32. Reverb 33. Drum Triggering 34. Automation Part III: Sample mixes 35. Show Me (Rock n' Roll) 36. It's Temps Pt. II (Hip Hop/Urban/Grime) 37. Donna Pomini (Techno) 38. The Hustle (DnB) 39. Hero (Rock) Appendix A: The Science of Bouncing Appendix B: Notes to Frequencies Chart Appendix C: Delay Time Chart Index