What are the best audio engineering trade publications?
Mon, 12 Jun 2006 06:33:26 GMT
As a student of audio engineering, and working toward a degree
in commercial music with a recording concentration, I'd like to
know which periodical magazines people in the industry find most
valuable and worth collecting, or at least keeping an eye on for
good information that we can use to improve our craft. My interest
What's on your professors' office desks?
When you visit a shop that does the kind of work you want to do, what do
they read there?
When you search web-search based on keywords that interest you right now, what
I think I know some answers, but this answer to you is along the lines of
"Give a hungry man a fishing pole, not just a fish".
A line and hook may help too.
Ah, very helpful leads...makes sense to ask the pros what
they read, huh? Thanks for the reminder to go with the nearest
sources first *S*
is in the broader spectrum of studio-oriented recordings of all sorts,
not only for bands/ensembles, though my hope is to do a good
deal of that kind of recording in my professional life. Any and all
feedback (no pun intended!) will be greatly appreciated.
Strange. You study audio engineering and your school does not
have the best audio engineering trade publications for reading?
One of the problems is what does the original poster mean by "audio
( snip posturing drivel)
** Eric could hardly have made it any clearer what HE meant.
He did that in the para quoted right above your words.
Forget to read it - did you ?
There are certainly two rather different definitions. One definition
is that alluded to by other respondants, i.e., that set of activities
performed in the capture, processing, recording and production
of sound, while another is the engineering, i.e., the physical,
eletrical and acoustical thoery, the design and production of
audio equipment and processes. They are VERY different
pursuits, though there are certainly common, overlapping
Yes, the first definition applies, in my case. I currently attend a
junior college, one that boasts a fine music department, yet many
of us students find some crucial aspects to be lacking. The availability
of reference material is one. I don't know anyone outside my classes
with whom I can discuss the technical aspects of the recording process,
but I'm very interested in finding publications that are well-respected
by people who make a living in studio recording.
So, devoid of a clear definition, it's difficult to answer the question
in any definitive way, though I must say that in those professional,
accredited instutions engaged in teaching the latter definition
above, this question seldom, if ever, arises, because the places
are absolutely swimming in the relevant publications, books
and other resources.
If, then, the answer to this is not obvious or apparent to the
originalm poster at whatever institution being attended, I would
hazard to suggest there's something very suspect about that
institution. Why iosn't there a library at hand, or a professor or
three with their own libraries of exactly this material?
Is this some place like Full Sail?
It's interesting what web-search shows up:
I was puzzled by that too. It would help if the OP indicated what sort of
articles he's looking for.