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Behind The Glass

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  225 ratings  ·  12 reviews
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 r ...more
Paperback, 338 pages
Published September 1st 2000 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Patrick Hunter
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very informative.

Such a great book. Wonderful insight from amazing, world class engineers and producers. I learned a great deal from this book. Lots of tips and a wealth of wisdom. A central theme is it's all about the song, first and foremost, everything else is second, gear, equipment, etc...
Oct 24, 2010 rated it liked it
There is quite a bit of recording advice and engineering information within Massey's interviews with a wide range of producers, but the simple fact is that the book is dated. It was, after all, printed 10 years ago (which is forever in any technology based industry). I'd still recommend this book to aspiring producers/engineers for the gem blurbs and potential for new perspectives, but keep in mind that it isn't a crime to entirely skip over the, "Will digital ever replace ADAT?" questions. Most ...more
J. Best
Jul 23, 2014 rated it liked it
For me, this book started out strong, but started to drag on. Its an interesting look into the head of some of the greatest producers of all time and, while there are some gems here in terms of tips for production/engineering, a lot of the information is dated, such as analog vs. digital, large studios vs. home studios. I did think that it picked back up in the "young guns" section, but again, this book is about 14 years old, so even the young guns are not so young today. And although they overl ...more
Jan 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What's great about this book isn't the technical information provided by the producers, but the way their discussions about recording and producing music give rise to discussions about the creative process generally. My favorite one of the discussions in this vein is the conversation with Nile Rodgers, out of which I've mined any number of insights for further discussion.
Mark Reiter
Jun 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
This collection of interviews is aimed at project recordists looking for tips from the pros. There's good stuff on the philosophy of making good records but not much in the way of technical help. Well worth they time if you make records and are curious about the methodology of folks who do this work on the highest level.
Dec 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I just loved reading from top producer/engineer's experiences in the studio. If you need inspiration as a recording engineer or producer, hell, even if you're just into the sound of music, this is a great read.
Apr 22, 2008 rated it really liked it
a little too Reader's Digest in its brevity with each producer but still fun to hear some of their insights.
Sep 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
intviews & information , does your mind good , if your into recording pick it up , you can always learn somthing new!
Fernando Benavides Roldan
Jun 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Una recopilacion de entrevistas con los mas y mejores productores en la historia, para todos los que estan interesados en el audio y en la produccion este libro es un manjar
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