Los Angeles, CA (July 14, 2008) — In follow up to his successful book So, You’re an Audio Engineer, author and audio pro Dave Hampton has released a new book titled The Business of Audio Engineering. Distributed by Hal Leonard, the book is now available in stores and online at www.davehampton.com.
Hampton is recognized for his knowledge and expertise in audio engineering and studio design. Hampton shares the wisdom he has acquired over the past twenty years beginning with his work at Oberheim Electronics and all the way through to the historic musicians he works with today Prince, Herbie Hancock, Babyface, RZA and others.
“Our interest in this book is in large part due to author Dave Hampton’s respected position in the pro audio industry,” states Mike Lawson, Hal Leonard. “The strength of the book is based on his real world experience working with A-list artists and professional facilities. This book clearly illustrates why his peers view him as a mentor and visionary.”
The Business of Audio Engineering tackles a myriad of topics such as setting up your business, attracting clients and keeping them, working on your own and getting paid what you’re worth. In addition, you will find a wealth of information and web contacts for all aspects of employment as an audio engineer. Audio recording programs will benefit from Dave’s teacher’s guide, which helps instructors use this as a valuable educational tool. His first book is used as mandatory course materials at many of the leading audio schools, including Full Sail in Winter Park, FL.
“I’m at a point in life where I feel it’s important to share what I’ve learned during my career,” explains Hampton. “I hope my books will provide insights that arm aspiring audio engineers with the knowledge they need to be successful and prevent them from making career-altering mistakes. I hope it inspires others to achieve new heights in their audio career as well.”
In addition to writing, and lecturing, Hampton offers audio production and studio design services through his company MATK Corp.