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Behind the Glass - Top Record Producers Tell How They Craft the Hits (Softcover) Paperback – September 1, 2000
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"The producers featured have made key contributions...music-business professionals and fans alike should find their observations invaluable." --Billboard, November 11, 2000
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My quick answer is absolutely. It's chockful of great interviews with unquestionable legends in the field. We always hear about the artists and get these clunky, chopped up interviews in magazines with them about what it took to make the record ("I had a dream", "My contract was about up", "It's an homage to field mice", etc.), but we rarely get such an in-depth look at who REALLY makes these artists SOUND they way they do. There's a ton of stuff about the gear they use, how they use it and why they use it.
The slant of the book is a little high-end, which is understandable, considering the professional level of the producers we're talking about here, so the average joe in their bedroom or basement studio may find the discussions about $10,000 microphones a bit overwhelming and useless, but the theories about how they're used and what environments (an aspect of recording SADLY bypassed by big and small name studios alike) they're striving to create are invaluable, and can be applied everywhere.
If you're an aspiring artist, get it because it will tell you where the lines are in your working relationships with these people, and help you help yourself instead of looking at the studio clock with 6 more tracks you'd like to lay. If you're a session musician, you'll probably find it useful when the discussions turn to getting good sounds out of your instruments in various environments. And if you're an aspiring producer, you HAVE to get it. It's your guide through ego, business and the nature of what you wish to do.
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I liked reading this book. But then, I like this sort of stuff. I have no opinion other than that. Thank you have a nice day.Published 2 months ago by G Money
This book was a good read and provided some decent insight into some recording techniques used by some big name producers. Read morePublished 15 months ago by pazman6
Excellent book on artists, engineers, and producers. Highly recommended for the audiophile, professional musician, or those in the recording industry. GREAT READ.Published 16 months ago by John E. Palmer
Husband has his own home studio and he really enjoyed this book!Published 17 months ago by Kay L. Kennedy
Love it, great and detailed info. It's also very interesting to follow the thought processes of talented people and their approach to their craft!Published on November 19, 2013 by Greg
I know with studio technique there are plenty of questions that would uncover timeless knowledge but instead the interviewer asks the wrong questions which... Read more
I love all the books, and in this book I have found a lot of interesting tips and have learned a lot. I recomend it.Published on December 29, 2012 by Isabel Victoria Mosonyi