Essential Books Every Audio Engineer/ Producer Should Read


Recently on Gearslutz the slutz err… users have been discussing some essential audio engineering reads. I made a list of what they came up with and passed it around to a few friends and we whittled it down and added to what we feel are Musformation’s Essential Books Every Audio Engineer/ Producer Should Read. While we don’t believe your mixes are going to turn into hits by reading any of these, they are all fun reads for those times when you want to pick up a book. Here we go, in order of how essential of a read they are:
  1. All You Need Is Ears by George Martin
  2. Mixing With Your Mind by Michael Paul Stravou
  3. Sound Recording by John Eargle
  4. Behind The Glass 1 & 2 by Howard Massey
  5. Modern Recording Techniques by Huber & Runstein
  6. The Daily Adventures of Mixerman by Mixerman
  7. The Mixing Engineers Handbook by Bobby Owsinski
  8. The Art Of Mixing by David Gibson
  9. Assistant Engineers Handbook by Timothy Crich
  10. Guerilla Home Recording by by Karl Coryat

Jesse Cannon is the editor of Musformation. He produces records at his studio Cannon Found Soundation. Follow him on Twitter at @JesseCannonMusF. For more info please visit his website.