Recording Unhinged

Author: Sylvia Massy
Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
ISBN: 1495011275
Release Date: 2016-01-12
Genre: Music

(Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs). Recording Unhinged: Creative and Unconventional Music Recording Techniques is a dare a challenge for those who think recording music should be done a certain way. Sylvia Massy, engineer, mixer, and producer of such all-time great artists as Tool, Prince, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, R.E.M., Oingo Boingo, Johnny Cash, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and many more, invites you to put everything you've ever known or learned about recording aside and dive head-long into the unknown. You might just find the doors blown off your conception of how great music should be recorded. If you want to take your creativity and freedom to a brand new level, open your mind and hear the sermons that Sylvia Massy preaches! She lives in a world far outside the norm, working in ways that, though frightening to some, yield results that are emotionally powerful, incredibly personal, gut-wrenching, organic, and even (based on her iconic client list) extremely commercially successful. Recording Unhinged contains many full-color R. Crumb-style illustrations by Massy, herself! In addition to being an A-list engineer/producer, she is a gifted artist! Her illustrations depict real and imaginary sessions and recording situations so the images move beyond literal demonstrations into the root-level heart and soul of her passion for recording and music! Also, included are lists, recipes, schematics, quotes, and stories, plus Massy interviews countless industry icons who shake-it-up in the music world.

Tape Op

Author: Larry Crane
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 0977990303
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Music

(Book). This book features interviews and articles from issues 11 to 20 of Tape Op , an independently published magazine founded in 1996. With a fiercely loyal readership, Tape Op covers creative and practical music recording topics from the famous studios to musicians creating masterpieces in their bedrooms. Creativity, technique, equipment, passion and learning collide in this entertaining, value-rich publication. Interviews and articles in this volume include Abbey Road Studio, Butch Vig, Jim Dickinson, Joe Chiccarelli, Ani DiFranco, Fugazi, The Flaming Lips, and Ween.

Make Mine Music

Author: Bruce Swedien
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781423464945
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Music

Five-time Grammy Winning recording enginner, covers all aspects of recording and his life - working with legends from Duke Ellington to Michael Jackson.

Zen and the Art of Producing

Author: Mixerman
Publisher: Hal Leonard
ISBN: 9781495004483
Release Date: 2012-07-01
Genre: Music

(Book). Here, in a replica of a recently exhumed tome (discovered in reverb chamber #4 beneath the Capitol Studios lot), we present to you the companion book to Mixerman's popular Zen and the Art of Mixing . Providing valuable insights for both neophyte and veteran alike, Mixerman reveals all that goes into the most coveted job in record-making producing. In his signature style, Mixerman provides us a comprehensive blueprint for all that the job entails from the organizational discipline needed to run a successful recording session, to the visionary leadership required to inspire great performances. This enhanced multimedia edition brings producers deeper into the concepts covered in the text. In over an hour's worth of supplemental video clips, Mixerman gives added insight into the various aspects of producing, from choosing songs and deciding on arrangements to managing production budgets. As Mixerman points out, "It doesn't matter if you're producing a country album or a hard-rock album: the goal is to communicate communicate with the audience in a manner they understand."

Unlocking Creativity A Producer s Guide to Making Music Art

Author: Michael Beinhorn
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781495028946
Release Date: 2015-05-01
Genre: Music

(Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs). Here, record producer Beinhorn reveals how to deal with interpersonal issues record producers face when they work with artists one on one or in small groups. The situations and solutions are based upon the author's personal and professional experience working with a variety of different artists, such as Herbie Hancock, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soul Asylum, Hole, Soundgarden, Ozzy Osbourne, Courtney Love, Marilyn Manson, Social Distortion, Korn, and Mew. Beinhorn's unique methods and perspective, applied to record producing and music making in the studio, opens the door to successful collaborative efforts. The author shows you how to find what he calls your sensory connection to the creativity process, which ultimately helps you find the intent behind your creative choices. You can read dozens of articles and books that feature a hundred different people talking about what microphones they used when they recorded Record X or how they set their stereo buss compressor, but you will never find out what prompted them to make these choices. Beinhorn's focus on collaborative effort enables record producers and artists to find solutions while working as a creative team. This perspective is especially valuable as it is transdisciplinary and can be applied to many occupations and modes of creativity outside of record production.

Temples of Sound

Author: Jim Cogan
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 0811833941
Release Date: 2003-01
Genre: Music

Recounts the stories of the music world's most notable recording studios and of history-making records that were made at each, from the John Coltrane sessions in Rudy Van Gelder's living room to Frank Sinatra's recordings at Capital Records.

The Business of Audio Engineering

Author: Dave Hampton
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1423454006
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Music

(Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs). For all the independent engineers diving headfirst into the real world. Once you have trained to become a professional audio engineer, you'll find it's a real jungle out there in the professional world. This book teaches you all you need to know about the professional life of the audio engineer, with business strategies presented by an award-winning top engineer. From attracting clients to keeping them, from hiring studios to working on your own, from dealing with problem artists, producers and labels to handling a crisis, keeping one from happening to getting paid what you're worth, author Dave Hampton has the advice you need to manage your audio engineering career like the business it truly should be.

Alan Parsons Art Science of Sound Recording

Author: Julian Colbeck
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781480397231
Release Date: 2014-09-01
Genre: Music

(Technical Reference). More than simply the book of the award-winning DVD set, Art & Science of Sound Recording, the Book takes legendary engineer, producer, and artist Alan Parsons' approaches to sound recording to the next level. In book form, Parsons has the space to include more technical background information, more detailed diagrams, plus a complete set of course notes on each of the 24 topics, from "The Brief History of Recording" to the now-classic "Dealing with Disasters." Written with the DVD's coproducer, musician, and author Julian Colbeck, ASSR, the Book offers readers a classic "big picture" view of modern recording technology in conjunction with an almost encyclopedic list of specific techniques, processes, and equipment. For all its heft and authority authored by a man trained at London's famed Abbey Road studios in the 1970s ASSR, the Book is also written in plain English and is packed with priceless anecdotes from Alan Parsons' own career working with the Beatles, Pink Floyd, and countless others. Not just informative, but also highly entertaining and inspirational, ASSR, the Book is the perfect platform on which to build expertise in the art and science of sound recording.

Analog Recording

Author: David Simons
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 0879308648
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Music

'Analog Recording' takes readers through the process of setting up a radio and working with the tape recorders, mixers, outboard gear, monitors and microphones in the 50s, 60s and 70s. It also teaches how to recognise bargains and how to maintain them.

Roger Nichols Recording Method

Author: Roger Nichols
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781470611231
Release Date: 2013-10-18
Genre: Music

Learn the basics of digital recording, each step of the signal path, and everything from microphone placement to mixing strategy through the eyes and ears of "The Immortal" Roger Nichols, master engineer and eight-time Grammy-award winner. From scientifically analyzing the differences between condenser, ribbon, and dynamic microphones to sharing his secrets to an amazing mix, Nichols delivers something for everyone interested in the science and art of audio engineering---no matter what your experience level is. The Roger Nichols Recording Method offers you the unique opportunity to learn directly from Roger Nichols himself---exactly as he would have taught at one of his famous master classes. The book is excellent for beginners but is still full of information for seasoned pros who want to know how Roger always managed to get that sound. Included are links to Pro Tools session files, personally set up by Roger, to give you hands-on training. Covers: * How to plan your recording sessions like a professional engineer and producer * Choosing the right microphones and how Roger would place them for a session * Test microphone patterns; learning about critical distance placement and the 3 to 1 rule * Understanding digital audio and how it really works to choose the right format for your sessions * Learning about the signal path from microphone/instrument levels, channels strips, and plugins * Recording multiple takes, overdubs, punch-in techniques, and gaining insight on editing digital audio files * Roger's personal tips for mixing, using automation, creating your final mix, and more!

The Great British Recording Studios

Author: Howard Massey
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781495035333
Release Date: 2015-10-01
Genre: Music

(Book). The Great British Recording Studios tells the story of the iconic British facilities where many of the most important recordings of all time were made. The first comprehensive account of British recording studios ever published, it was written with the cooperation of the British APRS (Association of Professional Recording Services, headed by Sir George Martin) to document the history of the major British studios of the 1960s and 1970s and to help preserve their legacy. The book surveys the era's most significant British studios (including Abbey Road, Olympic, and Trident), with complete descriptions of each studio's physical facilities and layout, along with listings of equipment and key personnel, as well as details about its best-known technical innovations and a discography of the major recordings done there. Seamlessly interweaving narrative text with behind-the-scenes anecdotes from dozens of internationally renowned record producers and a wealth of photographs (many never published before), this book brings to life the most famous British studios and the people who created magic there. Meticulously researched and organized, The Great British Recording Studios will inform and inspire students of the recording arts, music professionals, casual music fans, and anyone interested in the acoustically pristine facilities, groundbreaking techniques, and innovative artists and technicians that have shaped the course of modern recording.

The Music Producer s Handbook

Author: Bobby Owsinski
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781423474005
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Music

Music Producer's Handbook is a Hal Leonard publication.

Zen and the Art of Recording

Author: Mixerman
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781495004513
Release Date: 2014-10-01
Genre: Music

(Book). In this book, the third in the Zen and the Art Of series, Mixerman distills the inescapable technical realities of recording down to understandable and practical terms. Whether musician or self-taught recordist, whether at home or in a full-blown studio complex, you'll discover a definitive blueprint for recording within the current realities of the business, without ever losing focus on the core consideration the music itself. As Mixerman writes: "The moment you start to think in musical terms, your recordings will improve a hundredfold." This enhanced multimedia e-book edition brings recordists deeper into the concepts covered in the text. It features over an hour's worth of supplemental videos in which Mixerman demonstrates various recording techniques in a number of recording spaces. The clips provide invaluable insight into what to listen for when choosing gear and placing mics, and Mixerman walks us through all of this in well over an hour of clips. This multimedia eBook is an absolute must-have for anyone who enjoys recording music and wants to get better doing it. "Mixerman has done it again! With his signature humorous and entertaining style, he imparts a world of invaluable information for the aspiring recordist and musician in an easy to absorb (not overly technical) common sense manner." Ron Saint Germain (300+ million in sales, U2, Whitney Houston, 311) " Zen and the Art of Recording describes an approach rather than a recipe. This is important because in the real world nothing works the same way every time. This is an excellent overview of the issues to be considered along with a broad variety of proven techniques for addressing them." Bob Olhsson (Stevie Wonder, Jackson Five, Marvin Gaye) "It's the videos here that really drive the narrative." Aardvark (Producer of The Daily Adventures of Mixerman Audiobook and Zen RPM ) "In the absence of an opportunity to apprentice in a major recording studio, this book is the next best thing. A way to learn from the best." William Wittman (Cyndi Lauper, Joan Osborne, The Fixx)

Recording Unhinged Coloring Book

Author: Sylvia Massy
Publisher:
ISBN: 1495076717
Release Date: 2016-11-15
Genre:

(Book). Shooting pianos, miking chickens, recording bass (guitar, that is) on a submarine. These are some of the unusual recording techniques examined in the book, Recording Unhinged: Creative and Unconventional Music Recording Techniques . Because we all like to "draw outside the lines," this collection of Sylvia Massy's original illustrations from the book is a great way to whet your appetite for some real adventurous recording. Add your own color and excite your imagination! Since we're all about getting a little unhinged, you might want to make it fun. Try coloring with strange materials while you're at it. Toe-nail polish and highlighter pens. Lipstick and blush. Spilled coffee. You figure it out. Enjoy! And one last tip: you'll find a few special illustrations here that aren't in Recording Unhinged: Creative and Unconventional Music Recording Techniques , including one that if you fold it a certain way (look for the arrows), Neil Peart will turn into the drummer from the Stray Cats, Slim Jim Phantom!