- Paperback: 168 pages
- Publisher: Gingko Press (November 15, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1584231971
- ISBN-13: 978-1584231974
- Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 9.7 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,386,296 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Behind the Beat: Hip Hop Home Studios Paperback – November 15, 2005
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The point of this book was to capture these producers' LIVES through pictuers. It does this by photographing their studios beautifully. The mess of vinyl records, the stacks of equipment on top of each other, and the general chaos of alot of these pictures shows you what producing is like. While you may not see the gear listed out for you (that would take a long time for each studio), you get a great insight into what these producers use to make their music. You see a selected discography (about 5 cuts) and a small description of each producer and their studio. The photos, again, are incredible to look at. Some in color, some in black and white, all of them very "real," and vintage-looking (just like the equipment).
Don't buy this book as a study or how-to of producing. Buy it because you LOVE making music and can appreciate the beauty of the equipment used to do so.
The pictures of these studio setups are very "artsy". The book is nicely laid out - with a few pictures of each studio. There is very little text - basically a brief introduction to each producer and a shoirt list of their selected works.
This was a great idea and I'm happy I found the book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was all I thought it would be plus more. I hope he would do another one with different producers such as Bomb Squad, Neptunze, Pete Rock, and so onPublished 3 months ago by Ernest Grant
A required addition to the library of any music production head.Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
Solid coffee table book. Original print was 2005-- no new/current producers.Published 10 months ago by John Penn
This book is dope if you into production and like a studio book for the coffe table then dont sleep on thisPublished 13 months ago by Andrew garvie
Good book, bought for a friend. If you are into DJ culture, worth the $$. J Dilla rest in beats!Published on June 4, 2014 by Jason Forrest
I love the hip hop DJ culture! Plus it has pictures of my favorite producers and then some! This is a great book t have! Read morePublished on November 11, 2013 by James R. Chism
As a lot of people have said, beautiful photo's that capture the main point of each set up and provide a fantastic insight into the world of the beatsmith. Read morePublished on March 1, 2012 by Aapie