Acclaimed engineer, musician, and record producer Alan Parsons is releasing the first six exclusive video scenes, which examine the topics of MIDI, EQ, Delays, Drums, Noise Gates and Recording a Choir. These are available immediately for streaming and digital download at the Art and Science of Sound Recording, boldly trumpeted as "the highly-anticipated epic living encyclopedia covering all aspects of sound recording."
Exclusive insider access
The Art and Science Of Sound Recording, an eight hour definitive collection of training videos produced by Parsons, gives viewers his exclusive insider access to legendary musicians, producers and engineers and to their award-winning recording techniques. Featured guests span the entire realm of music recording, from producers to Grammy-winning artists like:
- Jack Joseph Puig (John Mayer, Green Day, Fergie)
- John Fields (The Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus)
- Elliot Scheiner (The Eagles, Steely Dan)
- Jack Douglas (John Lennnon, Aerosmith, Slash).
- Tony Brown (Dixie Chicks, George Strait)
- Chuck Ainlay (Melissa Etheridge, Mark Knopfler)
- Sylvia Massey (Beck, Tool)
- Jimmy Douglass (Justin Timberlake, Timbaland)
- Allen Sides (Phil Collins, Joni Mitchell)
- Michael McDonald
- Taylor Hawkins
- The Foo Fighters
The Art and Science of Sound Recording series also invites viewers into Parson’s personal custom HD recording facility and some of the country’s most acclaimed reecording studios, such as Ocean Way, Record One, Sound Kitchen, Blackbird, Phantom Recording and Henson Recording Studios (formerly A&M.)
Tracing the recording process
The Art & Science of Sound Recording collection claims to "offer something for everyone interested in recording their own music, from teens with a budding interest in music, to students at music and audio engineering schools, to professional audio engineers busy making music." The series traces the recording process from the beginning principles of studio acoustics all the way to the final mix of a new album, shown being tracked live. Everything in the recording process is closely studied, from studio equipment and instruments to individual techniques, and even individual applications, such as simultaneous recording of acoustic guitar and voice, or recording a choir.
Supported by extensive musical examples, custom diagrams, and interview clips, The Art & Science of Sound Recording takes a classic approach to recording and listening — followed by informed experimentation — and shows how this approach can live in the modern DAW-based environment.
Alan Parsons hosts and presents the entire project; aided by actor and musician Billy Bob Thornton, who takes on the role of narrator throughout. Check it out!
The second series of six scenes will be available for download in late December, followed by the final scenes for download in January, just ahead of the release of the complete DVD boxed set.