The Recording Engineer’s Handbook- 4th Edition
There is no need of one going to another studio to record. It is very expensive and with this book, all that can be avoided.
The techniques of recording are changing due to technology hence creating a new regime of engineers. This book is much helpful when you want to advance from the stage you are on to another for example, how to mike a piccolo, how to get a bigger guitar sound, and how to mike the snare to make it punchy.
You can get this copy and the previous one to get every kind of information you want regarding entertainment (music). Diagrams and photos have been given in every possible way to present you with clear and understandable text.