Resources

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Further Resources

On this page you will find all the course materials and extras listed in the Further Resources boxes in the book. Additionally, at the bottom of each chapter’s numbered list is an exclusive web-only section where I have listed additional resources you might find useful for working through each chapter.

Pro-Tools Session Files

Luna Kiss – ‘Take Her Away’ (Un-manipulated drums for editing practice)
Luna Kiss – ‘Take Her Away’ (Finished Mix)
Luna Kiss – ‘Take Her Away’ (Stems, Mix and Final master for comparison)

Drum Example Session
Guitar Example Session
Vocal Example Session

Chapter 1 – Production Philosophies, Your Ears and Critical Listening

Dave Moulton, Golden Ears. (1)

Jason Corey, Audio Production and Critical Listening: Technical Ear Training. (2)

Harman’s How to Listen program. (3)

Luna Kiss – ‘Take Her Away’. Here is the fully finished track that the course in this book is based upon. (4)

Chapter 2 – Project Management and Pre-Production

Audio production tips track sheet word file. (5)

Chapter 3 – Basic Music Theory

Accented metronome of 2/4 at 160 bpm. (6)

Accented metronome of 3/4 at 90 bpm. (7)

Accented metronome of 4/4 at 90 bpm. (8)

Accented metronome of 6/8 at 80 bpm with dotted crotchet pulse. (9)

Accented metronome of 6/8 at 80 bpm with quaver pulse. (10)

Accented metronome of 9/8 at 80 bpm with dotted crotchet pulse. (11)

Accented metronome of 9/8 at 80 bpm with quaver pulse. (12)

Accented metronome of 12/8 at 80 bpm with dotted crotchet pulse. (13)

Accented metronome of 12/8 at 80 bpm with quaver pulse. (14)

MIDI playback with a virtual instrument in Pro Tools. (15)

David Miles Huber and Robert E. Runstein, Modern Recording Techniques. (16)

MIDI file of G major as consecutive notes. (17)

MIDI file of G natural minor as consecutive notes. (18)

MIDI file of G harmonic and melodic minor as consecutive notes. (19)

Link to EarMaster ear training program. (20)

MIDI files of each mode based around C Ionian. (21)

MIDI files of each mode based around the tonic note of C. (22)

MIDI file of A major triad. (23)

MIDI file of A minor triad. (24)

MIDI files of sixth chords in A. (25)

MIDI files of seventh chords in A. (26)

MIDI file of Adim. (27)

MIDI file of Aaug. (28)

MIDI files of Asus4 and Asus2. (29)

MIDI file of A7(flat 5). (30)

MIDI file of A power chord with first, fifth, eighth. (31)

A power chord on a distorted electric guitar. (32)

MIDI file of chords in C major. (33)

MIDI file of chords in A minor. (34)

MIDI file of perfect cadence. (35)

MIDI file of plagal cadence. (36)

MIDI file of imperfect cadence. (37)

MIDI file of interrupted cadence. (38)

MIDI file of I–IV–V chord progressions in C major. (39)

MIDI file of ’50s progressions in C major. (40)

MIDI files of the pop progression in C major and A minor. (41)

MIDI files of a circle of fifths and fourths in C major. (42)

MIDI files of a I–IV–V progression with full measures for each chord, and a I–IV–V progression with a full measure for the first chord and half a measure for IV–V chords. (43)

Chapter 4 – Song Structure, Lyrics and Melody

Rhyme Zone online rhyming dictionary. (44)

Chapter 5 – Advanced Music Theory

MIDI files of perfect consonances. (45)

MIDI files of imperfect consonances. (46)

MIDI file of perfect fourth. (47)

MIDI files of soft dissonances. (48)

MIDI files of sharp dissonances. (49)

MIDI file of a tritone. (50)

MIDI file of notes moving in similar motion. (51)

MIDI file of notes moving in parallel motion. (52)

MIDI file of notes moving in contrary motion. (53)

MIDI file of notes moving in strict contrary motion. (54)

MIDI file of notes moving in oblique motion. (55)

MIDI files of inversions of C major. (56)

MIDI file of closed and open positions of C major. (57)

MIDI files of A9, A11 and A13. (58)

MIDI files of Am9, Am11 and Am13. (59)

MIDI file of the G-Dsus4-D-C progression. (60)

MIDI file of C-C/B-Am progression. (61)

MIDI file of C-Dflat dim-Dm7-G7 progression. (62)

MIDI file of C-A-Dm-G-C progression. (63)

MIDI file of C-A7-Dm-G7-C progression. (64)

MIDI files of this chord simplification. (65)

MIDI file of this chord simplification. (66)

MIDI file of diatonic chord substitution. (67)

MIDI file of this relative minor substitution. (68)

MIDI file of tritone substitution. (69)

MIDI file of progression with multiple types of reharmonization. (70)

MIDI file of direct modulation. (71)

MIDI file of pivot chord modulation. (72)

Chapter 6 – Orchestration and Arrangement

Chapter 7 – Demystifying Recording Levels

Chapter 8 – Microphone, Pre-Amp and Live Room Choice

Chapter 9 – The Critical Listening Environment

As long as your room boundaries are parallel with each other, you can use this room mode calculator to work out the potential room modes you will have to deal with in your chosen room. (73)

Fuzz Measure and Room EQ Wizard are programs used to help analyse the acoustics of your room. We will be using these later to help test for problems in a room. (74)

A set of YouTube videos made by the support staff of Fuzz Measure, showing you how to set up the program. (75)

RealTraps – a great manufacturer of acoustic treatment, and the site also has

tons of great articles and advice. (76)

GearSlutz – a sub-forum for audio enthusiasts. It has a great forum on acoustics. (77)

John L Sayers – another great forum for studio design. (78)

Home Recording Studio: Build It Like the Pros by Rod Gervais. (79)

Chapter 10 – Decision Making and General Recording Techniques

Chapter 11 – Tracking Drums

Drum tuning tutorial. (80)

If you still feel that you need some help with the basics of drum set-up, here
are some sites to help. Drum Magazine, Wikihow, Drumlessons (81)

Microphone type comparison and examples of each placement, including
stereo overhead techniques and room placements. (82)

Drum microphones and placement used on ‘Take Her Away’. (83)

Drum editing, the basics of drum timing and triggering. (84)

Chapter 12 – Tracking Electric and Bass Guitar

The Ultimate Guitar Tone Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide You May Want

to Check Out by Bobby Oswinski and Rich Tozzoli. (85)

Guitar type examples and comparison. (86)

Guides to setting up Gibson– and Fender-style guitars. (87)

Guitar amp examples and comparison. (88)

Guitar effect pedal examples and comparison. (89)

Guitar cab mic’ing. (90)

Chapter 13 – Tracking Other Instrumentation

Chapter 14 – Tracking Vocals

Microphone choice examples with male and female voices. (91)

Proximity effect. (92)

When it comes to recommending a full ‘how to sing series’, Brett Manning’s courses are always top of the list. (93)

Examples of each vocal register with male and female voices. (94)

Using Melodyne. (95)

Using VocALign. (96)

Epilogue

‘Take Her Away’ Mixing Overview (97)

‘Take Her Away’ Mastering Interview (98)