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Mixing Engineer's Handbook - 2nd EditionAlfred Music Publishing announces the distribution of the Mixing Engineer’s Handbook (2nd Edition), an instructional resource guide from Course Technology PTR, a division of Cengage Learning.

The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook (2nd Edition) teaches the modern techniques and secrets used by today’s top mixing engineers. In this second edition of the best selling Mixing Engineers Handbook, fully updated information is provided on such topics as hyper compression, mixing for Internet distribution, warning signs of an amateur mix, MP3 encoding, streaming audio, audio codecs, de-essing, gating, surround sound mixing, and much more. A variety of mixing styles are examined in this comprehensive guide, while exposing the essential elements of proper sound mixing, mix building, rules for sound arrangement, and mixing tips and tricks for every genre of music.

Also included is a new chapter on how to maximize results from mixing within a computer, along with a new section on the bass/drum relationship and the simplified approach to mixing the two effectively. Author, producer, and recording engineer Bobby Owsinski provides additional insight via interviews with the top engineers in the field, including George Massenburg, Allen Sides, Bruce Swedien, Elliot Scheiner, Andy Johns, Nathanial Kunkel, and many more.

The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook (2nd Edition) is now available for $34.99 at music retail stores and online through the Drummer Cafe.