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

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(Book). 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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Howard Massey, a veteran journalist and record producer/engineer, has worked with Elvis Costello, Roy Buchanan, Kraftwerk, Thomas Dolby, and other major artists at such world-class studios as Electric Lady and Trident. Formerly technology editor of Musician, he has written for Billboard, Keyboard, Guitar World and Electronic Musician, plus ten books on music technology. He currently is a contributing editor for EQ and reviews editor of Surround Professional. He also serves as consultant and technical writer for Sony, Korg, and other leading audio manufacturers.

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"Insightful overviews of the creative and technical process of sound recording." -- Steve Vai, guitarist

"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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