The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook – Bobby Owsinski – 1st Edition


Secrets of the top recording revealed at mixdown! Learn the evolution of mixing, regional mixing styles, the six elements of a mix, rules for arrangements and principles of your mix! Learn the secrets of EQ and “magic frequencies” along with adding effects, EQ’ing reverbs, sonic layering of effects, calculating the delay time and much more!

This extensively covers stereo mixing with an expansive chapter on mixing in 5.1 surround, where to build your mix from, and mixing tips and tricks for every genre of music and for adding effects. Plus, it includes an incredible third section filled with interviews with the top engineers in the field such as George Massenburg, Allen Sides, Bruce Swedien and over a dozen more!

Table of Content

Part I Introduction
1 Some Background
2 Mix Preparation
3 The Mechanics of Mixing
4 The Balance Element - The Mixing Part of Mixing
5 The Panorama Element - Placing the Sound in the Soundfield
6 The Frequency Element ? Equalizing
7 The Dimension Element - Adding Effects
8 The Dynamics Element - Compression and Gates
9 The Interest Element - The Key To Great Mixes
10 Monitoring
11 The Master Mix
11 Mixing In The Box
12 Mixing In Surround
Part II The Interviews