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Behind the Glass - Record producers tell how they craft the hits!

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.


Behind the Glass: Top Record Producers Tell How They Craft the Hits

Reviews by industry pro's:

"The producers featured have made key professionals and fans alike should find their observations invaluable."

"Insightful overviews of the creative and technical process of sound recording."

Reviewer: Brian Cottrill say's:

This is one of the best recording books I've ever found. Great interviews with most of the world's top record producers and engineers. Anyone on any will learn and be entertained by this book. It gives insight into recording, mixing and the music business. I don't read many books and I never read them twice. I'm in the middle of reading this book for the third time. My only complaint is that some heros are left out (Jimmy Iovine, T-Bone Burnett, Chris Thomas), but it's still incredible how many star producers and engineers are here!
Reviewer: Jorge Oter say's:

This booked is really packed with insight from the best people in the business. What surprised me the most is the sheer amount of knowledge: unlike similar books (like "The Mixing Engineer's Handbook"), it's printed in "smallish" type (i.e. like a novel) and the page margins are "normal" too, so you really get your 328 pages of useful information. The interviews are also very entertaining, with very intelligent questions and answers. It's the closest you will be to having a face-to-face chat with the likes of George Martin and Brian Wilson. The amount of interviews is staggering too. If you are thinking of buying this book - you really can't live without it!

Reviewer: A reader from Brazil say's:

Forget every other book. This is the only you'll ever need.


Product Details

Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Backbeat Books; (October 30, 2000)
ISBN: 0879306149

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