1. Home
– Change to MRT9 on homepage (at the right time)
– Shall we list just me as the author (in the header) starting with MRT9?
– update About the Author

*** begin About the Author ***

David Miles Huber is a four-time, Grammy-nominated producer and musician in the electronic dance and surround-sound genres, whose music has sold over the million mark. His style combines lush beats and live acoustic instruments to create a “Zen-meets-Tech experience” that’s rich, enticing and energizing. His latest music and collaborations can be heard at

Dave is also widely acclaimed in the recording industry as a digital audio consultant, author and guest lecturer on the subject of digital audio and recording technology. In addition to Modern Recording Techniques, he’s written such books as The MIDI Manual (Focal Press) and Professional Microphone Techniques (Cengage).

*** end About the Author ***

2. Have the site go directly to modrec, so that you don’t click on the book

3. (make dropdown button) “Audio Tutorials”
– (NOTE: Dave is in charge of this one)
– Can the tutorials be improved?
– Are all the tutorials there?
– ambient miking (I have new soundfiles for that)

Polar Response Tutorial (move from 7th edition tab)
The directional response of a mic refers to its sensitivity (output level) at various angles of incidence with respect to the front (on-axis) of the microphone. This angular response can be graphically charted in a way that shows a microphone’s sensitivity with respect to direction and frequency over 360° (degrees). Such a chart is commonly referred to as the mic’s polar pattern. The following audio examples demonstrate the pickup characteristics of the cardioid, bi-directional (figure8) and omnidirectional patterns.
Do It Yourself Tutorial: Polar Response
1. Download the Polar Response.ZIP file, which contains the three mp3 audio files for this tutorial. Or listen to the files by clicking on the links below.
• cardioid.mp3
• figure8.mp3
• omni.mp3
2. If you’d like to Do-It-Yourself, then…
3. Pull out several mics from each operating type and plug them in (if you don’t have several types, maybe a friend has a few you can borrow). Try mics with differing polar patterns (or switchable patterns) and listen for yourself.

4. (make menu dropdown button) “Video Tutorials”
– video tutorials should be imbedded (they’re all Yutube)
– rename the names of the video tutorials, as some have the file names in the description
– make new videos (e and I can have fun … what are some topics)

NOTE: DMH has access to the youtube channel “modreconline”

Video Tutorials

These hands-on tutorials help you to learn about important concepts in audio engineering and recording. These videos illustrate and expand upon information contained in Modern Recording Techniques.

Sound & Hearing – Ear Protection: The QD-1 “Howard Leight” reusable earplugs from actually work… they’re reusable affordable… and did I mention that they actually work!

Studio Acoustics & Design – Rockwool Sound Absorber Video: How to build a project studio sound absorber/bass trap for very little money… this puppy works!

Microphones – Microphone Types Video: Testing various mic types in the studio.

Microphones – Proximity Effect Tutorial Video: Proximity effect is a low-frequency phenomenon that occurs in most directional mics. (Special thanks to for the use of the studio space)

Microphones – Polar Response Tutorial Video: David Miles Huber explores the various differences in sound pickup between an omnidirectional, cardioid and bidirectional microphone pickup. (Special thanks to for the use of the studio space)

5. Book recources
– should say “Table of Contents” not TOC
– are there any other book resources?

6. Outside Resources

Link example for all following links:
David Miles Huber

Note: All highlighted links will open in a new page

Associations (rename to Industry Index)

Academy of Country Music

Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

Accuracy In Media

American Federation of Musicians

American Federation of TV and Radio Artists (AFTRA)

American Music Conference

American Society of Composers

Association of Independent Music Publishers

Association of Professional Recording Services Ltd. (APRS)

Audio Engineering Society

Black Rock Coalition

Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI)

California Copyright Conference

Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences

Central Carolina Songwriters Association

Country Music Association

Directors Guild of America

Electronics Representatives Association

Future of Music

Gospel Music Association


International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)

International Communications Industries Association

IRTS Foundation

Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Inc.

Lifebeat The Music Industry Fights AIDS

Los Angeles Music Network (LAMN)

MIDI Manufacturers Association

Music Distributors Association

Music Educators National Conference

Music Teachers National Association

Musicians Contact Service

National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences

National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)

National Association of Recording Merchandisers

National Music Council

National Music Publishers Association

Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)

Recording Musicians Association


Society of Composers and Lyricists

Society of Composers of Canada

Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers

Songwriters Guild of America

SPARS (Society of Professional Audio Recording Services)

Technology Institute for Music Educators

Women’s audio mission

Free Downloads

Acid Planet
– Free Acid Loops a fully operational version of ACID Xpress (PC)

Apple iTunes

David Miles Huber

Digidesign’s Pro Tools First
– Compose, record, edit, and mix music using many of the same tools the pros use. And the best part—it’s absolutely free!

Plugin Boutique
– Pluginboutique is the place where the best music software companies come to sell their VST Plugins, Instruments and Studio Tools to Producers, Musicians and DJs worldwide. Customers can browse Best Selling and Top Rated products and can download Free VST Plugins, Demos and Trial Versions before purchasing.

Sample Craze
– Primarily dedicated to providing licence free drum loops and audio samples, SampleCraze features a collection of quality licence free audio samples on sample CD-ROMs in a variety of audio formats, with plenty of free drum loops and sound loops to demonstrate their content.

Sample Swap
– Professional quality free loops and audio samples for electronic music

Furniture (delete from link list)

Oddities (delete from link list)

Publishers (rename to Publications)

Broadcast Engineering

Electronic Musician

Keyboard Magazine

Mix Magazine

Music Connection

Pro Sound News

Sound on Sound

Recording Magazine

TapeOp Magazine


Audio Recording Terms Glossary

Dead Media Project
– The collected posts, research and tomes on dead media like vocoders, synthesizers, recordio, wire recorders, etc.

Digital Domain
– All you want to know about digital technology.

Fez Guys
– Archives of articles about streaming media and the industry.

Film Sound website
– A resource on film sound production.

Geek Noize
– Digital Audio recording software and hardware links.

– HitQuarters presents the world’s top record company A&R’s, managers, publishers and producers, including their contact info & track records, free of charge

Pro Audio Dictionary

Recording Engineer Database

Streaming Audio Glossary

Synth Museum

Software (delete from link list)

SoundFX (delete from link list)

Tutorials (delete from link list)

Vendors (delete from link list)

Web Ring (delete from link list)

Schools & Learning


Abbey Road Institute

American University

Appalachian State University/ Hayes School of Music

Art Institute of Philadelphia

Art Institute of Seattle

Aspen Music Festival and School

Audio Enginearing Institute

Audio Master Class


Banff Centre for the Arts

Berklee College of Music

Bloomsburg University


California State University, Chico

California State University, Dominquez Hills

Casper College/College of Fine Arts

Cayuga Community College

City College of New York

Columbia College Chicago

Connecticut College

Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences


Del Mar College

DePaul University School of Music

Duquesne University – School of Music


Eastern Monroe Career Center

Electro Acoustic Studio/San Jose State University

Evergreen State College

Experimental Music Studios

Fairfield University/School of Education Dolan Trust

Finger Lakes Community College

Five Towns College

Florida State University

Full Sail Real World Education

Fullerton College


Harris Institute for the Arts

Harvard University Electronic and Computer Music Centers

Indiana University School of Music

Institute of Audio Research




Lebanon Valley College of Pennsylvania

Los Angeles City College

Los Angeles Recording Workshop

Loyola Marymount University


Madison Media Institute

McGill University

Mesa Community College

Mid-Ocean School of Media Arts

Middle Tennessee State University

Millikin University

MiraCosta College

Moorhead State University

Musicians Institute

Musictech College


New England School of Communications

New York University

Northeastern University

Northwestern University


Oberlin Conservatory of Music

Omega Recording Studios – School of Applied Recording Arts and Sciences

Onondaga Community College

Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology


Parkland College

Proctor Academy



Radford University

Recording Arts Canada

Recording Workshop


Sacramento City College

SAE Institute

San Diego City College

San Francisco State University

San Mateo County Community College

Santa Barbara City College

Santa Fe Community College

Scottsdale Community College

Select Sound Studios

Sheffield Institute for the Recording Arts

Shoreline Community College

Sonoma State University

Sound Endeavors

Sound Master Recording Engineer School

Sound Seminars by Atlantis Audio

Southwest Texas State University

State University of New York at Oneonta

SUNY Dutchess Community College


Trebas Institiute


Unity Gain Recording Institute

University of Arizona

University of California Los Angeles

University of Cincinnati-Conservatory of Music

University of Colorado at Denver

University of Massachusetts – Lowell

University of Miami

University of Southern California

University of Texas at Austin




York College of Pennsylvania


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NOTE: Direct Link as it is with “Audio Links”


Acoustical Solutions Inc.

Acoustics First Corporation

Adam Professional Audio USA

ADK Microphones

AKG Acoustics

Allen & Heath


API (Automated Processes Inc.)

Apogee Electronics Corporation

Argosy Console Inc.

ART – Applied Research and Technology

ASC Tube Trap

ATR Service Inc

Audio Engineering Associates

Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.

Audix Corporation

Auralex Acoustics, Inc.

Automated Processes Inc



BGW Systems Inc.

Bruel and Kjaer

Bryston Ltd.



Coleman Audio

Countryman Associates Inc.

Crane Song

Crown International

Cycling 74


d&b audiotechnik US

D.W. Fearn

dbx Professional

Demeter Amplification

Doepfer Musikelektronik

Doremi Labs

DPA Microphones



Electro-Voice Inc.


Equi=Tech Corp.

Event Electronics

Eventide Inc.


Fab Filter


Furman Sound Inc.



George Massenburg Labs

Grace Design

Great River Electronics Inc.

Groove Tubes



Hear Technologies

Hosa Technology Inc.



JBL Professional

Jensen Transformers Inc.

Josephson Engineering


Kawai America Corporation

Klark Teknik

KRK Systems


Leapwing Audio


Line 6


Mackie Technology

Manley Laboratories Inc.

Mercenary Audio

Metric Halo Laboratories Inc.

Meyer Sound Laboratories Inc.

Microtech Gefell GmbH



Nady Systems


Neumann USA



On-Stage Stands/The Music People Inc.



Penny & Giles Controls Inc.

Popless Voice Screens

PreSonus Audio Electronics


QSC Audio Products Inc.


Radial Engineering

Rane Corporation

Royer Labs

RPG Diffusor Systems Inc.


SADiE Inc.

Solid State Logic

Sound Ideas

Soundcraft USA

Steinberg North America

Studer Professional Audio

Studio Technologies Inc.

Summit Audio Inc.





Universal Audio




Westlake Audio Inc.

Whirlwind Music

WhisperRoom Inc.



Yamaha Corporation of America


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7. Ask for access to Instructor Support Materials (so we can check it out)

8. Delete 7th Edition Link
– HOWEVER, (move the polar response tutorial to the tutorials link … see above)

9. Feedback looks fine

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