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(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) — Los Angeles, California — Thursday, March 9th, 2023 — Renowned producer, engineer and musician Warren Huart has spent decades honing his knowledge and skills in the craft of recording. Through his TEC Award-winning Produce Like A Pro educational channel on YouTube (with an audience nearing 700,000 subscribers) and his online Produce Like A Pro Academy and Pro Mix Academy, he shares that knowledge generously. Now, Huart and co-author Jerry Hammack (also a producer, mixer, recording artist and the author of the critically acclaimed, best-selling series The Beatles Recording Reference Manuals) have released Home Studio Recording, The Complete Guide – a comprehensive and up-to-date reference for current music production paradigms.

Sound Engineers Jack Douglas(L) and Warren Huart (R) in the studio

Three years in the making, Home Studio Recording is a 450-page compendium of practical, applicable information that covers studio archetypes, home studio creation and optimization, the stages of production (preproduction, recording, mixing, mastering and release), the gear and techniques needed at each stage, and the roles of producers and engineers, plus legal and distribution considerations at the release stage.

Warren Huart, renowned by hundreds of thousands of online followers for demystifying audio, has teamed with co-author Jerry Hammack to develop the definitive and comprehensive reference text for contemporary music production

As a leader in the progression to the new production norm, Huart is ideally positioned to advise the modern engineer on how to succeed and excel. “I started touring professionally at 16 years old as a musician. I was literally the musician that was recording his own demos, then recording his own band, and eventually recording major label artists on gold and platinum projects. I’ve worked in the big studios, but I’ve always owned a home recording studio. The way I came up was the non-traditional way, and it’s now the only way.” Working in home studios is no longer a compromise. “I’m still working in traditional studios,” says Huart, “but 95% of my work is in my home studio. And that is true with every single producer and engineer I know. It’s just a reality.”

Author, Musician, Producer, and Mixer Jerry Hammack in his studio

“Jerry also began his own self-taught audio path at 16, and along with production, he brings deep experience with independent distribution,” says Huart of his co-author. “His Beatles series is the go-to reference for engineers and producers who want to know ‘How did the Beatles get that particular sound?’ on any song they recorded. Together, we spent three years ensuring that Home Studio Recording, The Complete Guide truly is complete and accessible for engineers and producers of any skill and knowledge level. We included information based on our combined experience and perspectives and insights gathered from Produce Like a Pro interviews and conversations with hundreds of the best producers and engineers in the world. In a single volume, we cover everything that every recording text talks about and more, modernized, with real world context.”

Home Studio Recording can be read end-to-end as a logical progression for building a sweeping recording knowledge base, or, by way of its exhaustive index, it can provide immediate answers to burning questions in the heat of production. In the title’s foreword, legendary producer Jack Douglas says that in Home Studio Recording, “you will find nearly all there is to know about the recording of music and the art of sound. Warren and Jerry generously share their years of experience, philosophy and mental preparation, giving both the newcomer and the working producer/engineer incredibly valuable and practical information. This book will reside on my shelf alongside the other classics: George Martin’s Sound Pictures, Al Schmitt’s On the Record, and Geoff Emerick’s Here, There and Everywhere.”

Home Studio Recording, The Complete Guide, is available now via homestudiorecording.com and Amazon for $59.99 (USD) in softcover and $69.99 (USD) in hardcover

Dustin Brown

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Cinzia Moniaci Debuts EP “Moon Wild”

Singer/Songwriter Cinzia Moniaci has dropped her first EP titled “Moon Child”. Her 2017 solo EP was recorded with renowned music producer Warren Huart (The Fray, Colbie Caillat). Music on the CD was performed by Cinzia Moniaci, with Huart playing all instruments along with legendary rock drummer Stephen Perkins (Janes Addiction) playing on the EP’s lead track “Do You Believe.”
 The Hollywood Press Corps got a chance to speak with Cinzia Moniaci about her latest project.

Cinzia Moniaci on the cover of her new album, “Moon Wild.”

Hollywood Press Corps (HPC): What was your inspiration for the E.P?
Cinzia Moniaci (Cinzia): I wanted to write a collection of songs full of hope, something a bit retro and indie and a bit anthemic at the same time.

HPC: How long was the recording process?
Cinzia: Recording the songs didn’t take long in terms of time, probably a couple of weeks but we started in the winter, then took a break and began mixing in the Spring.

HPC: How did you and Warren Huart end up working together?
Cinzia: We had some common connections on Linkedin and started chatting on it one night, I went to meet him at his studio and we immediately connected. We have a lot of the same ideas when it comes to music and art. We are both European and I think there is a common thread in our view of the world.

HPC: Was the album recorded at Spitfire Studios?
Cinzia: Yes, I loved working up in Laurel Canyon, I live by the beach so it quite a far drive each day but magical once up in the greenery of the canyon.

HPC: How did Stephen Perkins come to play on the E.P?
Cinzia: I have known him for a very long time, he used to be in a band with my husband and Dave Navarro, before Jane’s Addiction, he is an awesome guy, we have recorded several songs together over the years, I love the energy he brings to the tracks!

HPC: Do you have plans for a full album?
Cinzia: Yes! I have been working on the new songs and am excited to record them!

HPC: What artists inspired you become an artist?
Cinzia: So many of them, I have had a wide variety of influences from Blondie to Stevie Nicks and Chrissie Hynde, but also Suzanne Vega, Belinda Carlisle, Susanna Hoff.

HPC: What is one thing that would surprise our readers to know about you?
Cinzia: I speak four languages fluently and like to sing my songs in all of them, depending on the mood of the song.

Photo courtesy Sabrina Hill

HPC: What’s next for you?
Cinzia: I just launched a sunglass line, to complement my handbag line, I love to combine music and fashion in everything I do.

HPC: Do you love anything more than music?
Cinzia: My daughter.
Thank you to Cinzia Moniaci for taking time to answer our questions. We look forward to your next project!

Here’s “Moon Child” on iTunes;


Dustin Brown

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