The Recording Engineer's Handbook, 3rd Edition

  • Bobby Owsinski
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  • ISBN-10: 1305381041
  • ISBN-13: 9781305381049
  • DDC: 621.3893
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 283 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released August 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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This completely updated edition of a music-industry classic, THE RECORDING ENGINEER'S HANDBOOK, THIRD EDITION, is the most comprehensive book available on the subject of audio recording.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
1: Recording.
2: How Microphones Work.
3: Common Microphones.
4: Basic Recording Equipment.
5: DAW Recording.
6: Microphone Placement Fundamentals.
7: Basic Stereo Techniques.
8: Preparing the Drum Kit for Recording.
9: Recording Drums.
10: Miking Individual Instruments.
11: Recording Basic Tracks.
12: Recording Overdubs.
13: Surround Miking Techniques.
14: The Interviews.
15: Chuck Ainlay.
16: Steve Albini.
17: Michael Bishop.
18: Bruce Botnick.
19: Ed Cherney.
20: Wyn Davis.
21: Frank Filipetti.
22: Eddie Kramer.
23: Mark Linett.
24: Mack.
25: Al Schmitt.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Bobby Owsinski

A long-time music industry veteran, Bobby Owsinski started his career as a guitar and keyboard player, songwriter and arranger, eventually becoming an in-demand producer/engineer working not only with a variety of recording artists, but on commercials, television and motion pictures as well. One of the first to delve into surround sound music mixing, Bobby has worked on over a hundred surround projects and DVD productions for a variety of superstar acts. Combining his music and recording experience with an easy-to-understand writing style, Bobby has become one of the best-selling authors in the music recording industry with 19 books that are now staples in audio recording, music, and music business programs in colleges around the world, including the best-selling Mixing Engineer’s Handbook, Recording Engineer’s Handbook, and Music 3.0:A Survival Guide For Making Music In The Internet Age. A frequent moderator, panelist, and program director for a variety of industry conferences, Bobby has served as the longtime producer of the annual Surround Music Awards, and is one of the creators and executive producers for the “Guitar Universe” and “Desert Island Music” television programs. Visit Bobby's production blog at, his Music 3.0 blog at, and his website at