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.

Studio Stories

Author: Dave Simons
Publisher: Backbeat Books
ISBN: 9781476852768
Release Date: 2004-11-01
Genre: Music

(Book). This is an engaging account of some of the most memorable moments in New York's recording history, as seen through the eyes (and ears) of the many producers, engineers, songwriters, and recording artists who helped make them happen. It explores the explosive 30 years between 1950 and 1980 and the numerous ingredients that made them unique artists performing live in large, vibrant recording spaces, producers and engineers spontaneously creating new effects and techniques; composers writing parts on demand in the studio; and, most important, recording studios that had life, character, and their own fingerprint sound.

Making Records

Author: Phil Ramone
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 9781401388294
Release Date: 2007-10-09
Genre: Music

Sinatra. Streisand. Dylan. Pavarotti. McCartney. Sting. Madonna. What do these musicians have in common besides their super-stardom? They have all worked with legendary music producer Phil Ramone. For almost five decades, Phil Ramone has been a force in the music industry. He has produced records and collaborated with almost every major talent in the business. There is a craft to making records, and Phil has spent his life mastering it. For the first time ever, he shares the secrets of his trade. Making Records is a fascinating look "behind the glass" of a recording studio. From Phil's exhilarating early days recording jazz and commercial jingles at A&R, to his first studio, and eventual legendary producer status, Phil allows you to sit in on the sessions that created some of the most memorable music of the 20th century--including Frank Sinatra's Duets album, Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks, Ray Charles's Genius Loves Company and Paul Simon's Still Crazy After All These Years. In addition to being a ringside seat for contemporary popular music history, Making Records is an unprecedented tutorial on the magic behind what music producers and engineers do. In these pages, Phil offers a rare peek inside the way music is made . . . illuminating the creative thought processes behind some of the most influential sessions in music history. This is a book about the art that is making records--the way it began, the way it is now, and everything in between.

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.

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.

Audio Mastering Essential Practices

Author: Jonathan Wyner
Publisher: Berklee Press
ISBN: 9781480356047
Release Date: 2013-05-01
Genre: Music

(Berklee Guide). Improve the sound of your recordings. Mastering is the art of optimizing recorded sound, finding the ideal volume levels and tonal quality, and insuring data integrity necessary to produce a professional-quality duplication and distribution-ready master. This book introduces the techniques and tools of audio mastering, suitable for commercial and home/project studio environments. Technical discussions address gear, studio setup, methodologies, goals, and other considerations for making tracks sound their best, individually and in relationship to other tracks. The accompanying recording has audio examples that support two detailed case studies where readers can follow a mastering engineer's manipulations step by step.

Make Money with Your Studio

Author: Tom Volinchak
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 0634062301
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Music

(Book). Owning and operating a recording studio presents the same challenges faced by other businesses. Successful recording studio owner Tom Volinchak reveals the ins and outs of how to turn your musical passion into a profitable venture. In this enlightening book, he covers in detail: sales and marketing techniques; promotional tools; adding value to your business; finding new business; making your studio demo; equipment tips; studio profiles; resource listings; and much more. "If recording means more than a hobby to you, get this book it'll pay for itself in spades." Lorenz Rychner, Editor, Recording magazine

Desktop Mastering

Author: Steve Turnidge
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781458471079
Release Date: 2012-03-01
Genre: Music

(Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs). Mastering your music is like mastering your life. It's amazing what happens when you clean up the noise, maximize your good work, and have your music sparkle and shine as you really want it to. Desktop Mastering is a conceptual guide, intertwining a broad range of knowledge regarding audio engineering principles and practical applications for those wishing to enhance their own as well as their clients' work. In addition to providing a step-by-step in-depth survey of a successful mastering plug-in chain, Desktop Mastering covers real-world practical applications, the fundamentals of audio and electronics. Also included is a personal guide to the business of mastering, leveraging emerging social networks for positive personal and business results.

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.

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."

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.

Zen and the Art of Mixing

Author: Mixerman
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781423491507
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Music

(Technical Reference). In his first book, The Daily Adventures of Mixerman , the author detailed the frustrating and often hilarious goings on during the process of recording a major-label band. Musicians, engineers, and producers laughed and cried at the crazy goings-on they'd never imagined or recognized all too well. Now Mixerman turns his razor-sharp gaze to the art of mixing and gives followers and the uninitiated reason to hope if not for logic and civility in the recording studio then at least for a good sounding record. With a firm commitment to art over technology and to maintaining a grasp of each, Mixerman outlines his own approach to recording success, based on his years mixing records in all genres of music for all kinds of artists, often under trying circumstances. As he states in his introduction to the new volume, "Even if you're not a professional mixer, even if you're a musician trying to mix your own work or a studio owner in a smaller market, you have your own set of pressures to deal with while you're mixing. Regardless of what those pressures are, it's important to identify and recognize them, if for no other reason than so you can learn to completely ignore them." But how? "That's where the Zen comes in."

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)