Reviews for the current edition.
"If you're serious about recording - whether you're an amateur enthusiast, a student, a musician or an audio professional - you'll find this book an informative, in-depth, cover-to-cover read and a useful reference manual...an excellent read and a must-have reference book."
-Music Tech magazine
"Modern Recording Techniques is in its sixth edition, which fact is a testament to the quality of the material on offer here...it's presented in a very user friendly way, with a plethora of illustrations of everything connected with recording. This way, the theory is broken down into easily digestible chunks. One of the best things in an already terrific book is the range of DIY tutorials, where you are presented with practical examples of principles and how they work...Modern Recording Techniques has become the bible of recording for many engineers, and it's not difficult to see why. Always helpful, clear and friendly, learning has never been so easy or so much fun. An essential buy for all studio owners."
-Music Mart magazine
Published reviews of 5th edition:
?I would recommend it highly to anyone getting into recording at the home or project-studio level as it will give you a really good grounding in the theory and industry practice which underpins the design of all that equipment and software you spend so much money on!?
?No worries when this handy reference is nearby. It covers the basics about everything, from room acoustics to running a session. If you're a beginner, grab it now. If you think you know it all, you might still learn a thing or two.?
"This is quite a surfeit of riches. ...If I were going into the professional recording business...this volume would be my choice."
? John Sunier, Audiophile Audition Audiophile Audition, May 2000
"This book is a must if you plan on doing anything at home besides hooking up a DAT machine directly to the output of your sampler. It gives in-depth information on mic placement and techniques, and provides you with the know-how that you'll need the first time you go to a real recording studio. If you're going to jump in to the deep end of the pool right away, it makes sense to take water wings, just in case."
? SYNC: Resources for the Electronic Musician
"A comprehensive, readable, up-to-date guide to all facets of recording."
? MIDI Classics®
"Practical information on state-of-the-art audio topics. ...Ideal for the practicing or aspiring recording engineer."
"The authors ? both industry professionals ? explore everything from microphone placement and studio design to desktop CD recorders and signal processing."
? Book News, Inc.
David Miles Huber is widely acclaimed in the recording industry as a digital audio consultant, author and guest lecturer on the subject of digital audio and recording technology. As well as being a regular contributing writer for numerous magazines and websites, Dave has written such books as The MIDI Manual (Focal Press) and Professional Microphone Techniques (ArtistPro.com). He also manages the Educational Outreach Program for Syntrillium software (www.syntrillium.com), makers of Cool Edit 2000 and Cool Edit Pro. In addition to all this, he's a professional musician in the ambient dance/relaxational field, having written, produced and engineered CDs that have sold over the million mark. His latest stuff can be checked out at 51bpm.com.