Best Digital Audio Production Books

If you’re looking for the best music production books, there’s only a handful that make the list.

1. iPhone: The Missing Manual: The Book That Should Have Been in the Box

Author: by David Pogue
O'Reilly Media
720 pages

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The iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11R, and 11Max are faster than ever and have more powerful cameras. With the latest edition of this bestselling guide, you get a funny, gorgeously illustrated guide to the tips, shortcuts, and workarounds that will turn you into an iPhone master.

Written by David PogueMissing Manual series creator, New York Times columnist, and Emmy-winning tech correspondent for CNBC, CBS, and NPRthis update shows you everything you need to know about New iPhone features and the iOS 13 user interface. Pick up this beautiful full-color book and learn how to get the most out of your iPhone.

2. CTS Certified Technology Specialist Exam Guide, Third Edition

Author: by AVIXA Inc.
McGraw-Hill Education
608 pages

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Publisher’s Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The Most Complete, Up-to-Date CTS Exam Study SystemPublished with AVIXA, CTS Certified Technical Specialist Exam Guide, Third Edition provides comprehensive coverage of all objectives on the latest release of the AVIXA Certified Technology Specialist examthe leading internationally recognized audiovisual (AV) certification.

You’ll get learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, best practices, checklists, diagrams, photos, chapter review questions with in-depth explanations, and a full-color insert. Designed to help you prepare for the CTS exam, this authoritative resource also serves as an essential on-the-job reference.

Digital content includes: New sample CTS questions from AVIXACovers all current CTS exam objectives, including how to: Gather customer information Conduct a site survey Evaluate and recommend changes to a site environment Develop an AV project scope Design AV solutions Integrate AV solutions Operate AV solutions Manage an AV project Maintain AV operations Conduct maintenance activities Troubleshoot and repair AV solutions

3. The 60-Minute Podcast Startup: A Proven System to Start Your Podcast in 1 Hour a Day and Get Your Initial Audience in 30 Days (or Less) (The Agile Entrepreneurship Series Book 3)

Author: by Ramesh Dontha
June 24, 2021

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How to start and monetize a podcast in one monthWould you like to turn your podcast idea into a viable, revenue-producing show? Now you can, and Ramesh Dontha will show you step-by-step how. This podcast planner will help you launch and start monetizing your podcasts in under 30 days.

Ramesh is the host of iTunes Top 500 podcast The Agile Entrepreneurship Podcast, iTunes Top 250 podcast The Data Transformers, and BrightTALK top-ranking web series AI The Future of Business. In The 60-Minute Podcast Startup: A Proven System to Start Your Podcast in 1 Hour a Day and Get Your Initial Audience in 30 Days (or Less), Ramesh tells all.

He shares how to brainstorm, record, publish, distribute, and promote a podcast people enjoyall in one month or less!. Based on what works for him and dozens of other successful podcasters, Ramesh also teaches the best way to quickly monetize podcast episodes so the thing actually makes money.

This podcast workbook has daily lessons, excerpts from other podcast hosts, and daily to-do activities. Whether you want to see if podcasting is for you or you want to make podcasting your next income stream, The 60-Minute Podcast Startup offers simple steps to attract, entertain, grow, and monetize an audience in any niche.

4. Logic Pro X For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Author: by Graham English
For Dummies
416 pages

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Spend less time learning and more time recording Logic Pro X offers Mac users the tools and power they need to create recordings ready to share with the world. This book provides the know-how for navigating the interface, tweaking the settings, picking the sounds, and all the other tech tasks that get in the way of capturing the perfect take.

Written by a Logic Pro X trainer who’s used the software to further his own music career, Logic Pro X For Dummies cuts back on the time needed to learn the software and allows for more time making amazing recordings.

Record live sound sources or built-in virtual instruments Arrange your tracks to edit, mix, and master Discover tips to speed the process and record on an iPad Make sense of the latest software updates A favorite among Logic Pro X beginners, this book is updated to reflect the ongoing changes added to enhance Logic Pro X’s recording power.

5. Understanding Audio: Getting the Most Out of Your Project or Professional Recording Studio

Author: by Daniel M. Thompson
Berklee Press
484 pages

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(Berklee Guide).Understanding Audio explores the fundamentals of audio and acoustics that impact every stage of the music recording process. Whether you are a musician setting up your first Pro Tools project studio, or you are a seasoned recording engineer or producer eager to find a reference that fills in the gaps in your understanding of audio, this book is for you.

Understanding Audio will enable you to develop a thorough understanding of the underlying principles of sound, and take some of the mystery and guesswork out of how equipment setup affects the quality of your recordings. Projects at the end of each chapter will assist you in applying these principles to your own recording environment.

Learn about: * Basic and advanced audio theory * Cables and studio wiring * Recording studio and console signal flow * Digital and analog audio * Studio and listening room acoustics * Psychoacoustics * “In the Studio” insights, relating audio principles to real recording situations

6. The Music Producer's Ultimate Guide to FL Studio 20: Create production-quality music with FL Studio

Author: by Joshua Au-Yeung
336 pages

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Leverage the power of FL Studio 20 to create and compose production-quality songs and develop professional music production skillsKey FeaturesLeverage the power of FL Studio to create your own production-level musicDevelop widely applicable music production skills and learn how to promote your musicUtilize cutting-edge tools to fuel your creative ideas and publish your songsBook DescriptionFL Studio is a cutting-edge software music production environment and an extremely powerful and easy-to-use tool for creating music.

This book will give you everything you need to produce music with FL Studio like a professional. You’ll begin by exploring FL Studio 20’s vast array of tools, and discover best practices, tips, and tricks for creating music. You’ll then learn how to set up your studio environment, create a beat, compose a melody and chord progression, mix sounds with effects, and export songs.

As you advance, you’ll find out how to use tools such as the Piano roll, mixer console, audio envelopes, types of compression, equalizers, vocoders, vocal chops, and tools for increasing stereo width. The book introduces you to mixing best practices, and shows you how to master your songs.

7. Master Handbook of Acoustics, Sixth Edition

Author: by F. Alton Everest
McGraw-Hill Education TAB
640 pages

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Publisher’s Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The most complete and current guide to architectural acoustics principles and practicesDesign and construct audiophile-quality sonic environments of all sizes-from home theaters and project studios to large-scale recording studios.

Thoroughly revised to include new acoustical design techniques, Master Handbook of Acoustics, Sixth Edition, explains the art and science of room acoustics and architecture by combining theoretical instruction with matter-of-fact engineering advice. Written by renowned experts in the field and refined through several editions, this fully updated classic describes the fundamentals of acoustical properties, as well as the latest solutions to acoustical problems.

Throughout, this authoritative text provides clear explanations, describes hands-on techniques, and features numerous room designs that can be built as presented, or adapted to your particular needs. Understand how sound waves travel in free fields and in enclosed spacesLearn how human sound perception and psychoacoustics affect room designCalculate and predict reflections, reverberation times, and room modesPerform acoustical measurements and site surveys, and choose construction materialsDesign, build, and install treatment modules to optimize early reflections, reverberation, and diffusionDesign and build home theaters, home studios, control rooms, recording studios, and other acoustically sensitive spacesReduce HVAC noise levels, and achieve excellent sound isolation with proven wall, window, and door designsUnderstand the acoustics of auditoriums and concert hallsUtilize the supplied cost-effective plans and specifications for a variety of recording and listening rooms

8. YouTube for Real Estate Agents: Learn how to get free real estate leads and never cold call again

Author: by Karin Carr
92 pages

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Can YouTube marketing really bring you business? Let’s talk about real estate video marketing. In my opinion, YouTube is one of the BEST real estate marketing tools out there.Cold calling sucks. Let’s be honest – you don’t like receiving unsolicited sales calls any more than I do and neither do our potential buyers and sellers.

Door knocking sucks too. I don’t want to open my door for strangers these days purely for safety reasons. Nor do I want to be subjected to a sales pitch for something I didn’t want or need before I opened the door.

So why are we shocked that our prospects feel the same way? What if I told you that it was actually quite easy to learn how to get free real estate leads? Your YouTube channel isn’t just for branding anymore!

If you want to learn how to get real estate clients easily and without dropping a bundle of money on ads, then YouTube for Real Estate Agents is for you! On YouTube you get to promote your personality and your expertise, not just your listings, in a way that makes prospects excited and eager to work with exclusively with you.

9. GarageBand For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Author: by Bob LeVitus
For Dummies
464 pages

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Lay down some tracksno garage required! GarageBand has become the default musical sketchpad for both well-known artists and hobbyists musicians who want a simple way to record, edit, and share their own tunes. GarageBand For Dummies is your go-to guide to navigating the interface and making the tweaks to create your own songs.

Look inside to discover how to lay down a beat with the virtual drum kits, layer on sweet sounds with built-in virtual instruments, and attach simple hardware to record vocals or live instruments on a Mac, iPad, or even an iPhone.

Use built-in instruments to create a song Attach your guitar or mic to record live sounds Export your final product or individual tracks Add effects and edit your song GarageBand is the simplest way to create basic tracks without investing in costly hardware and learning a complex digital audio workstation software packageand this book shows you how.

10. CHEFMAN AIR FRYER Cookbook: TOP 250 Quick And Easy Budget Friendly Recipes. Fry, Bake, Grill, and Roast with Your Chefman Air Fryer

Author: by Deborah Kinney
178 pages

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CHEFMAN Air Fryer Cookbook For Beginners: Amazingly Easy Recipes to Fry, Bake, Grill, and Roast with Your CHEFMAN Air Fryer. The Chefman Air Fryer is an easy way to cook delicious healthy meals. Rather than cooking the food in oil and hot fat that may affect your health, the machine uses rapid hot air to circulate around and cook meals.

This allows the outside of your food to be crispy and also makes sure that the inside layers are cooked through. Chefman Air Fryer allows us to cook almost everything and a lot of dishes. We can use the Chefman air Fryer to cook Meat, vegetables, poultry, fruit, fish and a wide variety of desserts.

It is possible to prepare your entire meals, starting from appetizers to main courses as well as desserts. Not to mention, Chefman air fryer also allows home made preserves or even delicious sweets and cakes. Benefits of the Chefman Air Fryer- Healthier, oil-free meals- It eliminates cooking odors through internal air filters- Makes cleaning easier due to lack of oil grease- Air Fryers are able to bake, grill, roast and fry providing more options- A safer method of cooking compared to deep frying with exposed hot oil- Has the ability to set and leave as most models and it includes a digital timerEnjoy!

11. Step By Step Mixing: How to Create Great Mixes Using Only 5 Plug-ins

Author: by Bjorgvin Benediktsson

Bowker (May 9, 2019)
156 pages

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The 2nd Edition of the #1 Amazon Best-Seller For Musicians and Engineers Looking to Skyrocket Their Mixing Skills… Learn a Proven Step By Step Mixing Process That’s Helped Thousands of Musicians Like Yourself Make Amazing Mixes in Their Home Studio, Using Only EQ, Compression, Reverb, Delay, and Saturation”This is the NO BS guide to taking your mixes to the next level!

Bjrgvin has been teaching and writing about recording for a decade, and really understands that stuff that we all struggle with in the home studio. Step By Step Mixing takes you through the full process of making sure your mixes rock from ruff to radio ready!”-Lij Shaw, Award winning Producer and Podcaster of Recording Studio RockstarsLet Me Ask You This: Do you fight to make all your instruments fit together in a busy mix?

Do you struggle to EQ each instrument to sit in their frequency range without getting in the way of everything else? Do you tear your hair out finding the right compression setting for each track? Do you have a hard time using reverb and delay without cluttering up your mix?

12. Classical Recording: A Practical Guide in the Decca Tradition (Audio Engineering Society Presents)

Author: by Caroline Haigh
Focal Press
410 pages

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Classical Recording: A Practical Guide in the Decca Tradition is the authoritative guide to all aspects of recording acoustic classical music. Offering detailed descriptions, diagrams, and photographs of fundamental recording techniques such as the Decca tree, this book offers a comprehensive overview of the essential skills involved in successfully producing a classical recording.

Written by engineers with years of experience working for Decca and Abbey Road Studios and as freelancers, Classical Recording equips the student, the interested amateur, and the practising professional with the required knowledge and confidence to tackle everything from solo piano to opera.

13. CTS-I Certified Technology Specialist-Installation Exam Guide, Second Edition

Author: by AVIXA Inc.
McGraw-Hill Education
624 pages

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Publisher’s Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The Most Complete, Up-to-Date CTS-I Exam Study System Published with AVIXA, CTS-I Certified Technology Specialist-Installation Exam Guide, Second Edition provides comprehensive coverage of all exam objectives on the leading internationally recognized certification for audiovisual installation professionals.

Each chapter features learning objectives, best practices, diagrams, photos, and chapter review questions with in-depth explanations. Designed to help you prepare for the CTS-I exam, this authoritative resource also serves as an essential on-the-job reference. Online content includes:New CTS-I sample questions from AVIXALink to a library of installation and AV math videosLink to AVIXA standardsCovers all CTS-I exam objectives, including how to:Manage an AV projectInterpret AV documentationConduct pre-installation activitiesRoute, pull, and terminate cableMount AV equipmentBuild and wire racksInstall audio systemsInstall video systemsVerify systemsWork with networksPerform system closeoutMaintain and repair AV systems

14. Kindle Fire HD 10 (2021) User Guide: The Complete and Illustrated Manual for Beginners and Pro to Master the All-New Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet HD 10 … for Alexa (Latest Kindle Owner’s Manual)

Author: by Clarence Pierson
89 pages

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Complete Guide to Master Fire HD 10, FireOS, and AlexaThe new Amazon Kindle Fire HD 10 (11th gen) incorporates a 10. 1-inch screen that now has Full HD resolution. In addition, on the side edge of the tablet, there is a 2 MP camera for making video calls, and on the rear, there is a 5 MP camera.

It has Fire OS as its operating system, the Fire OS now offers the possibility of a Split Screen. It now has sound with Dolby Atmos technology, for better audio quality. There’s more to explore and master including tips and tricks to help operate the Kindle Fire HD like a Pro.

You don’t know where to start? Don’t worry; this ultimate and comprehensive manual will show you the step-by-step illustration with practical images on how to set up and master your Amazon Kindle Fire HD 10 (11th gen) including how to operate the FireOS.

This user guide also contains tips and tricks for both beginners and experts to optimize the user experience. Here’s what you’ll learn from this guide:Features of Fire HD 10 (11th Gen)Set up Kindle Fire HDUnregister Kindle Fire HDRemove Ads and Special OffersCustomize Your Language & KeyboardCustomize Background PhotoEnable VoiceViewPair Braille DevicesCustomize Home Screen SettingsSet Up Parental ControlsSet up Kindle FreeTimeInstalling Google PlaystoreShare Books with Family and FriendsReturn a Loaned Kindle BookTransfer Books to another DeviceBuy and Manage Newsstand ItemsPurchase and Listen to AudiobooksBuy, Rent & Download MoviesTurn On SubtitlesPurchase Book as a GiftDownload and Install AppsSetup Zoom AppListen to Music and watch VideosTake a PictureTurn on Show ModeSet up News, Weather, and Traffic InfoSet Time and Alarms Print from Fire TabletTurn On Game ModeSet up Alexa on Kindle FireSet up Alexa Hands-FreeSet up Alexa in Show modeSet up Drop-In and AnnouncementsUsing Alexa Hands-FreeShopping with AlexaTroubleshootingAnd many moreScroll up and click the Buy Now button to purchase this guide