The Blackbird Academy Foundations book covers basic to advanced recording concepts 24/11/17
Hal Leonard Books has released The Blackbird Academy Foundations: Must-Know Audio and Recording Principles, which they say is designed to build your music engineering and audio production skills.
They say that the principles are directed at beginners to more advanced music creators, remixers, musicians, songwriters, singers, and those curious about what it takes to record, overdub, and mix quality music. Those who aspire to music, from ages 10 and up, will gain operational skills and understanding of basic to advanced recording concepts including:
Microphone recognition and advanced placement
The keys to achieving great results when recording
Essential analog and digital gear used in audio production
Using a digital audio workstation
Understanding analog to digital, and digital to analog, conversion
Using plug-ins and analog processing when recording, overdubbing, and mixing
Developing software skills, such as tuning processing, editing, and mixing
Console basics and operation
Using auxiliary tracks and buses
Using shortcuts to build speed
Learning how to listen
Hal Leonard says that those more advanced will also achieve benefits from reading what was written around the gear and workflow at Blackbird Studio, the world-renowned production facility located in Nashville, Tennessee. Blackbird has produced hundreds of hit records from a variety of artists, including Taylor Swift, Jack White, Martina McBride, The Black Keys, Kings of Leon, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, and many more. A spokesperson told us, "Readers will learn an impressive range of valuable information only known in the inner circles of production at the heart of Music City USA."
About the Author: Kevin Becka has been a recording engineer for over 25 year, working with the top names in music, including Kenny G., Quincy Jones, Michael Bolton, George Benson, George Lynch, and more. An experienced educator, Becka is currently the co-director and instructor at the Blackbird Academy in Nashville. He has also taught advanced recording at Belmont University, taught surround recording and lecurered at the Danish Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen, Denmark, and was director of education and an instructor at the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences for ten years. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.