Snyder Releases A Crash Course to Making Your Mark in the Recording Industry

My Focal Press Author's panel PSE14 at #AESorg’s #137th for PSFocal Press and CreativeLive have partnered with Ohio University’s Kyle P. Snyder to create the ebook A Crash Course to Making Your Mark in the Recording Industry. Intended for all aspiring and current audio recording practitioners, A Crash Course to Making Your Mark in the Recording Industry provides an overview of a wide-range of central topics related to the business and technical trade of recording.

Designed to help the reader quickly understand how best to achieve success in this industry and comprised of original material and excerpts from Focal Press titles and CreativeLive video courses, this ebook presents coverage of music business, audio fundamentals, pre-production, production, and post production. The title was edited by Kyle P. Snyder, one of the Audio Engineering Society’s leading experts on audio education and a Lecturer in Ohio University’s School of Media Arts & Studies.

Jim Anderson, Past-President of the Audio Engineering Society and a nine-time Grammy award winner with twenty-five Grammy nominations said of A Crash Course, “Anyone who wants to, as the title suggests, make their mark in the music industry must have these pages imbedded in their DNA before starting on their journey.” When people try to break into this field (and long after), they go about it in their own unique way; that is why everyone involved is eager to share this text with the public.


According to Alex Case, noted author and Associate Professor of Sound Recording Technology at University of Massachusetts Lowell, “We don’t just want information on working in the recording industry— we want quality information…For a concentrated dose of quality content on the recording industry, start here.”

Jeff Dean, Focal Press senior publisher remarked, “There is no better person in the industry than Kyle P. Snyder to develop this high-value content, and we couldn’t be more delighted with the result.” Dean explained, “This is an outstanding collaboration between Focal Press and CreativeLive, as both companies strive to create exceptionally high quality content for audio education.

”The resources available in the ebook were designed to help individuals quickly understand a topic and best-achieve success in our tumultuous, ever-changing world. Whether one is just entering the field or has been in it for decades, it is our sincere hope he or she will find it a useful guide.

To get your free copy of A Crash Course to Making Your Mark in the Recording Industry, simply visit

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Top Right: Snyder moderating a Focal Press Author’s Panel at the 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention.

Kyle P. Snyder

Kyle P. Snyder is an engineer, educator, and consultant skilled in audio recording and mixing, sound design for film and video, facility design and integration, and live event production. Snyder works remotely on projects of all sizes from his Ohio-based studio, White Coat Audio, LLC. He is also a faculty member within Ohio University’s School of Media Arts & Studies dedicated to the advancement of audio education for engineers at every stage of development where he routinely teaches courses in music production, critical listening, and sound design for film and video.