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Welcome to 'Mixing With Your Mind'  author's website as featured in AudioTechnology

MIX magazine and Sound on Sound.

Two years in the writing, 20 years in the making - Stav's book of Closely Guarded Secrets of Sound Balance Engineering. Browse through the pages, have a look and a sniff. Hope you like it. Please dont let this older style website put you off. MWYM is most definitely in stock here – direct from the author (that's me).

Foreword by the kindest genius - Sir George Martin

This book is a remarkable insight into the most important piece of equipment in the recording studio - the human brain. Forget your compressors and sound gates and all those gizmos that seem to occupy every corner of the control room. Mike rightly focuses on thinking. Using one’s intelligence is the clever way to achieve great results, and he shows you how you can improve your performance, no matter how good you are already. I just wish I had this book when I began in the days of wax and shellac!

To see sub-headings, click chapter.

Foreword   The Art of Mixing
Introduction Your Reference CD
Setting up the studio - Keep Your Distance Doorway to Heaven
Tuning Your Loudspeakers Vocals too Hot to Handle?
Advanced Microphone Techniques
No Cans Do
That Killer Drum Sound Backwards Mixing
Electric Guitar Magic The Time Machine
Piano Techniques Gravity's Effect on Music
Super Star Lead Vocal Sounds Ear Care
Cracking Compressors
Hit Record Formulae
Digital vs Analogue Why London?
Mixing & Meditation FAQs from Stav’s Private Email Collection
Glossary of Stavisms About the Author

Mixing With Your Mind is beautifully printed on archival paper, sewn for durability, and bound in hard covers with a ribbon marker for easy reference.  (batteries not required)

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www.mixingwithyourmind.com  - the authors website

DIRECT from the author is the fastest (& cheapest) way to get book to anywhere on Earth because it ships direct from Stav within 24hrs (& Stav sells it for $20 less than bookshops)

Physical Book

I'm enjoying your book. I'm so glad you don't have a digital copy as I would have bought it, and would not have been able to enjoy the lovely physical object that it is, so thanks. (I really like the built-in bookmark - so awesome!) MD - Ormiston, Qld

Research from Millward Brown and Bangor University strongly suggests that greater emotional processing is facilitated by the physical material than the virtual and that tangible materials leave a deeper footprint in the brain. Physical materials stimulate both sight and touch. It also concluded that physical material involves more emotional processing which is important for memory.

Digital Speak vs Analog Speak

You'll notice that throughout the book I talk as though the signal path is analog. This is intentional because digital, at its very best, merely strives to be analog. So the sooner you start thinking analog the closer you'll be to understanding audio and producing great sounds. Stav

Amazon imply they distribute this but they don't. Just ignore them. They say it's unavailable but that's just cuz they never have, (and never will:) carry it. It's odd that they appear to sell used books for over $200 when you can get a brand new one here from Stav for only 78 AUD + Stav on Tap. Go figure.