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Behind the Glass: Top Record Producers Tell How They Craft the Hitsby Howard Massey
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In this prime collection of first-hand interviews, 37 of the world's top record producers share their creative secrets and hit-making techniques - from the practical to the artistic. George Martin reveals the technical and musical challenges of working with The Beatles, while Phil Ramone, producer for such artists as Billy Joel, discusses studio wall treatments. Offering real-world advice on everything from mics to mixing to coaching a nervous singer, producers interviewed include Arif Mardin (Aretha Franklin), Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys), Alan Parsons (Pink Floyd) and more.
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Veteran journalist and record producer/engineer Massey provides inside stories packed with trade secrets from recording masters. He takes the reader into the studio with about 30 top producers who have worked with the most famous major artists. They share tips and techniques on such topics as selecting and placing mikes, choosing the right key for a song, creating room treatments, coaching a nervous singer, and mixing, among other topics. Two group interviews with producers in New York and Los Angeles discuss why an artist needs a producer, and how to break into the field.
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Veteran journalist and record producer/engineer Massey provides inside stories packed with trade secrets from recording masters. He takes the reader into the studio with about 30 top producers who have worked with the most famous major artists. They share tips and techniques on such topics as select
Over 300 producers of some of pop music's biggest stars--from George Martin to Phil Ramone--share their hit-making techniques, providing real-world advice on everything from mics and mixing to coaching a nervous singer. 24 photos.
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