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Hal Leonard Publishes 'Zen and the Art of Recording'

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Hal Leonard Books, the musician's best source of books on the music business, audio technology, instrument history, and more, has published Zen and the Art of Recording, the third installment in Mixerman's "Art Of" series of books. The entire series, which also includes Zen and the Art of Producing, Zen and the Art of Mixing, and The Daily Adventures of Mixerman, is now available both in print and in multimedia e-book format with over an hour of bonus video content for each title.

In Zen and the Art of Recording, Mixerman distills the inescapable technical realities of recording down to understandable and practical terms. Whether musician or self-taught recordist, whether at home or in a full-blown studio complex, you'll discover a definitive blueprint for recording within the current realities of the business, without ever losing focus on the core consideration - the music itself. As Mixerman writes: "The moment you start to think in musical terms, your recordings will improve a hundredfold."

"Mixerman has done it again," says Ron Saint Germain, a producer, engineers with over 300 million in sales that includes U2, Whitney Houston, 311, and more. "With his signature humorous and entertaining style, he imparts a world of invaluable information for the aspiring recordist and musician in an easy to absorb (not overly technical) common sense manner."

"Zen and the Art of Recording describes an approach rather than a recipe," adds Bob Olhsson, who has worked with Stevie Wonder, Jackson Five, Marvin Gaye among others. "This is important because in the real world nothing works the same way every time. This is an excellent overview of the issues to be considered along with a broad variety of proven techniques for addressing them."

With an engaging narrative infused with his inimitable style, Mixerman provides personal lessons to musicians, engineers, songwriters, DJs, studio owners, and anyone else who wants an insider's look at how records are made. Zen and the Art of Recording is an absolute must-have for anyone who enjoys recording music and wants to get better doing it.

Zen and the Art of Recording
$24.99 (US)
Inventory #HL 00127033
ISBN: 9781480387430
Width: 5.5"
Length: 7.5"
291 pages

For more information, please visit http://www.halleonardbooks.com - Hal Leonard Books, An Imprint of Hal Leonard.