Updates to The Hal Leonard Recording Method

The six-volume Hal Leonard Recording Method, the world’s first and best-selling recording method that takes the aspiring professional from the beginning of the signal path to the final master mix, has been revised and updated with the release of the second editions. The series provides easy-to-understand explanations of the entire recording process, addressing both standard equipment and the latest software and technology; hundreds of photographs and illustrations; and much more.

These new editions feature free downloads of dozens of audio and video examples that amplify the material taught in the books. “This will fast become the norm with all of our products that traditionally come with CD or DVD content, making access to them easy and downloadable directly to your preferred media player,” says Bill Gibson, author and Music Pro Guide series editor for Hal Leonard.

The entire Hal Leonard Recording Method will be available at the Hal Leonard booth (#364) at the Audio Engineering Society Convention to be held Oct. 21-23 at the Javits Center in New York. The updated Book 2 will also be available. Visitors to the Hal Leonard booth will be able to enter a drawing for a chance to win the complete six-book set.  The drawing will take place Sunday, Oct. 23, at 1 p.m.

In the update to Book 1, Microphone & Mixers, 2nd Edition ($39.99), Gibson helps readers take their first steps in a truly organized path through the entire recording process.  Topics include:

  •  How professional microphones work, which to choose and why
  • Understanding the signal path from microphones to mixers and how to operate these critical tools to capture critical recordings
  • Explanations of the most up-to-date tools and techniques involved in using dynamics and effects processors.

Book 2, Instrument & Vocal Recording, 2nd Edition ($39.99), addresses new equipment and software concerns that affect the way excellent recordings are made.  Updated text, illustrations, photos, and video examples add to the power of the earlier edition, and new techniques and considerations are presented as they pertain to additional recording scenarios.

Readers will learn what they will need to know about capturing the best vocal and instrumental tracks possible, no matter the studio or equipment in it.

The other books in the Hal Leonard Recording Method also are being updated and revised and will be released in this order over the next six months:  Book 3 Recording Software & Plug-Ins, Book 6 Mixing and Mastering, Book 4 Sequencing Samples & Loops, and Book 5 Engineering and Producing.

Available for purchase here from Hal Leonard Books.


Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group, the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporations, publishes books on the performing arts under the imprints Hal Leonard Books, Backbeat Books, Amadeus Press, and Applause Theatre and Cinema Books.

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