Ever since his father gave him a disc recorder at the tender age of 10, Bruce Swedien has known what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. Bruce Swedien – Make Mine Music has 18 ratings and 0 reviews. Ever since he was given a disc recorder by his father at the tender age of ten. Make Mine Music. Published in December , this is Bruce’s recounting of his long career, from his start in the 50’s working with giants like Count Basie, Duke.

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Swedien, for making my life a little brighter with your recordings.

Bruce Swedien’s Make Mine Music

Then just remove them two at a time – you will hear the sound liven up incredibly. He also gives info on miking all types of instruments in the studio.

I have heard it said that the purpose of the ears is to point the eyes. I worked in the music industry as a recording industry and Bruce Swedien is one of my burce In essence, I swedin say that I use the unpainted, plywood surface of the drum platform to reflect Michael’s vocal sound source, surrounded by Tube Traps, back to the microphone.

I find the Studio Traps particularly useful for recording an artist like Michael Jackson because Michael always dances as he sings, even when he’s recording. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

Read more Read less. I think that is an important part of Michael’s sonic character.

Bruce Swedien – Make Mine Music

To me, the three most fascinating areas of psychoacoustic analysis are: Bruce never set out to write an epic drama or a lesson in prose-he just wanted to share what it was like to have been where he has been, as well brucr impart to the reader the perspective that governs his musical decisions.


The true aim of psychoacoustic research is to find out how our hearing works.

Over all though this was a stunning book. Sure, it is not fine literature, but Bruce does a good job of getting the stories across, warts and all.

The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook: Ville Kauhanen rated it really liked it Dec 26, In other words, I don’t carefully organize them, aimed in one direction, or face them all in one neat little row, or something.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Sound as a sensation is in the arena of the psychologist. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Share your thoughts with other customers. Read the rest of this post. Bruce details some of his techniques and his microphone information is priceless! Knowing that, I think it is safe to say that the primary use of our sense of hearing is to localize sound sources.

We, as professional music recording people, fall somewhere in between these two areas of expertise. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and miine each month with Live Sound.

He tells us Vincent Price was given three verses for his “rap” but they only used two, and that the third is “in my tapes somewhere. Add both to Cart Add both to List. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

His love for the craft, and his sweien Bea, is evident throughout.

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Along with the stories come a massive amount of technical knowledge such as micing, acoustic tweaking and Surround technique. Aarrron is currently reading it Mar 26, Both of those components constitute acoustical support. Moreno Hogervorst marked it as to-read Oct 25, You will only get one set of ear drums in your lifetime, so treat them like the precious things that they are. It’s no accident that the world’s best selling music was recorded and mixed by Bruce Swedien. Think about your spontaneous reactions later.


This combination helps create at the mike a dense pattern of early reflections on both the vocal and the footstep sounds. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. He talks lots about his work with Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson. It’s been a real eye opener to go back and listen to some of his legendary recordings with these revelations in mind.

It’s like having moveable walls. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: From the Publisher We are thrilled that Bruce has offered to share his industry knowledge. But my God the writing is amateur, filled with redundancies and bizarre typos the man who recorded “Thriller” misspells his own smash record as “Billy Jean”.

An awesome read, from a brilliant man who has helped shape the hits that we live our lives to. Teddy rated it it was ok Mar 27, Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Swedien’s book is NOT poorly written, designed, and edited. Personally speaking, I swdeien a bonafide, card-carrying record-buying junkie.