The studio arrangement experts at Sonarworks afresh launched an ebook series aimed at allowance musicians and engineers get the most of out their home studio. If you dabble in music assembly and/or recording, these free PDFs should be advised must-read material.

There are currently two titles accessible in the series, “Successful Studio Set Up” and “Creation and Translation.” The first deals with many of the decisions engineers are faced with when architecture a studio – such as whether to use acoustic treatments and what kind of studio monitors you should use – while the second focuses on allowance artists and engineers construe the sound they want admirers to hear into the one they absolutely do.

The gang at Sonarworks are among some of the most accomplished staffs in the world when it comes to pro audio companies. Their Studio Reference software is, in my opinion, a binding basic for any home studio. But these ebooks don’t just rely on the company’s expertise, they affection cogent contributions from abundant industry legends. Book one, for example, has capacity accounting by studio engineers Barry Rudolph (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mick Jagger, The Beach Boys) and Adam Kagan (Gladys Knight, Lil Wayne).

Each PDF appearance well-written, easy-to-digest chapters. The first is 48-pages long and manages to cram a deluge of all-important advice that anyone because ambience up a recording/production studio needs to know (or review, as the case may be). The advice goes far beyond the basic tips you’ll find in short-form accessories and online guides.


The vast majority of the first two PDFs are filled with clear, abridged advice that engineers can use. There are sections answer why pieces of accouterments such as adviser controllers or headphone preamps are often optional, but sometimes necessary. But it’s not all just a glut of data. There’s also adorning quotes and allusive letters from some of the music world’s better names. A half-page image of Frank Ocean on page eight of book one, for example, accompanies the afterward quote:

Some people focus more on sonics. Some people focus more on story. I focus on both sonics and story, but music sometimes, just music itself, can turn into more of a maths problem. I guess aggregate in life is a math problem, but it can be more about an empiric route to accepting the agreement that you want, and this vibe, sonically.

That’s as good an account of what these books are about as any. Once you’ve absitively to make the leap from “demo sessions” to “I’m alive on an album,” you’re going to need to help to ensure you’re not cheating your art by crumbling time and money.

These books can help you get things right the first time (or balance from rookie mistakes). Best of all, they’re absolutely free. You may end up on a commitment list for Sonarworks products, but I reckon most engineers and musicians will enjoy these emails.

You can get the first book here and the second here. These two titles are the first of many to come, according to the company’s blog:

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