Press Release | Hal Leonard Books Announces New "Musician's Guide to Home Recording"

MONTCLAIR, NJ— At long last, there’s a truly modern method for learning the art of music production. Written in a clear, practical, non-intimidating style loaded with illustrations and sidebars exploring the logic behind a given practice, Craig Anderton’s MUSICIAN’S GUIDE TO HOME RECORDING is destined to become every musician’s reference of choice, allowing artists everywhere to employ digital recording, mixing, and editing to their fullest potential.

THE MUSICIAN’S GUIDE TO HOME RECORDING was conceived and developed to offer best-in-class information and instructional material built, formatted, and deployed for modern learners. Rather than covering all aspects of recording in a single sprawling volume, each title in the series succinctly and accessibly addresses a particular subject. Readers can select individual volumes to hone in on certain skills or proceed through the entire corpus, developing a comprehensive knowledge at their own pace. Planned releases include How to Choose and Use Audio Interfaces, How to Create Compelling Mixes, How to Record and Mix Guitar, How to Record and Mix Great Vocals, How to Apply Equalization, How to Apply Dynamics Processing, How to Get the Best Sounds Out of Amp Sim Software, How to Record and Mix Electric Bass, How to Master Desktop Mastering, How to Make Music with Loops, The Musician’s Guide to MIDI, How to Use Electronic and Virtual Instruments, and The Musician’s Guide to Audio.

An internationally recognized authority on musical technology, Anderton is the ideal author for a project of this scope and scale. He has written more than thirty books, mastered hundreds of tracks, contributed music or production to over twenty albums, played Carnegie Hall, and composed over one thousand articles for magazines like Guitar Player, Keyboard, Sound on Sound, Electronic Musician, Pro Sound News, Mix, and several international publications. Anderton’s Home Recording for Musicians introduced generations of artists to analog recording; now, THE MUSICIAN’S GUIDE TO HOME RECORDING series will bring readers into the twenty-first century, exploring digital recording in the same definitive fashion.

To better serve today’s market, each volume of the new MUSICIAN’S GUIDE series is available in four media formats. The first two, print books and ebooks, are familiar to all learners; the latter pair, built on proprietary Digital Print technology, has the potential to revolutionize education as we know it.

Hal Leonard’s new Digital Print Library, available exclusively at, grants access to a growing collection of materials on a subscription basis. Complete with embedded multimedia, Digital Print HTML5-formatted files load quickly regardless of connection speed. The platform’s intuitive interface allows readers to easily search a text, save notes, and add bookmarks; it also automatically resumes across devices at a user’s last reading location.

A site license program for institutional use employs a version of the Digital Print Library enhanced with Elements|ED. Designed to support instructor-led courses, certification programs, online learning, and self-study, the Elements|ED platform allows students and educators to access standardized training content, learning assessments, qualification exams, and certifications developed by textbook authors, course developers, product manufacturers, and enterprises. The Power Learning Digital Print with Elements|ED Learning Environment is scheduled to launch in Q3 of 2018.

Bound to become the new gold standard for educators and autodidacts alike, the first three volumes in
THE MUSICIAN’S GUIDE TO HOME RECORDING are scheduled for release in June 2018.

CRAIG ANDERTON is an internationally recognized authority on technology and music. He has toured, played Carnegie Hall, mastered hundreds of tracks, and been involved with dozens of major label releases as either a player, producer, or engineer. He’s also written over thirty books (including the seminal Home Recording for Musicians) and thousands of articles, as well as co-founded Electronic Musician magazine. Known for his ability to demystify complex subjects, Anderton has given seminars on technology and the arts in thirty-eight states, ten countries, and three languages.

Founded in 1947, Hal Leonard is the largest songbook publisher in the world and the premier provider of essential, authoritative books for musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers, and other music business professionals. Whether you make your living in the music business, aspire to do so, or just love creating music, Hal Leonard Books’ cutting-edge media are guaranteed to provide information you need every step of the way.

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