Artists on Recording Techniques, 1st Edition

  • Jeff Touzeau
  • ISBN-10: 1598635131  |  ISBN-13: 9781598635133
  • 288 Pages
  • © 2009 | Published
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Find out what recording techniques your favorite artists employ during the creative process! Artists on Recording Techniques examines the recording process through an unlikely pair of eyes: those of the artist. Who better to share insights into capturing the creative process than the artists themselves? Everything from vocals to guitar and drums are covered through exclusive full-length interviews from author Jeff Touzeau’s “Music, Etc.” column in Pro Sound News and bonus material never printed before. These one-of-a-kind interviews are published here, unabridged and in their entirety, for the first time ever! The discussions dip into an array of musical styles and genres, providing insight into the recording process from such well-known pop and rock artists as Roger Waters (Pink Floyd), Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran), Gerry Beckley (America), Steven Page (Barenaked Ladies), Joe Jackson, Tony Bennett, and John Fogerty. Artists on Recording Techniques provides musicians, audio technicians, engineers, studio owners, producers, equipment manufacturers, hardware and software designers, and music fans with a rarely seen window into the creative process of some of history’s most legendary musicians.

Features and Benefits

  • No other audio title covers recording technique from the artists’ perspective.
  • Contains full length interviews with many prominent recording figures never before published in book form.
  • Includes discussion on all the principle elements of recording, such as mic techniques, recording environments, producers, and recording approach.
  • Features full-length articles from the Music, Etc. column in Pro Sound News

Table of Contents

Part One:
- Acknowledgements/TOC/dedication
- Introduction by Frank Wells (Editor in Chief of Pro Sound News)

Part Two:
What can we learn about recording technique from the artist?
- It is their ears that ultimately need to be pleased
- It is their artistic vision that ultimately needs to be realized
- It is their voice that will ultimately be heard

Part Three:
Artists on Recording Technique
Chapter 1
- Roger Waters and Nick Mason of Pink Floyd
Chapter 2
- Gerry Beckley of America
Chapter 3
- Mark Knofpler of Dire Straits
Chapter 4
- Steve Berlin of Los Lobos
Chapter 5
- John Starling of Carolina Star
Chapter 6
- Grant Lee Philips
Chapter 7
- Richard Barone of The Bongos
Chapter 8
- Jackie Greene
Chapter 9
- Ratatat
Chapter 10
- Ben Kweller
Chapter 11
- Alec Ounsworth of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Chapter 12
- John Connoly of Sevendust
Chapter 13
- Dougie Payne of Travis
Chapter 14
- Joe Pisapia of Guster
Chapter 15
- Andrew Reiger of Elf Power
Chapter 16
- Nick Peill of The Fields
Chapter 17
- Andy Chase of Ivy
Chapter 18
- Alison Krause
Chapter 19
- Pete Shelley of The Buzzcocks
Chapter 20
- Stephen Page of Barenaked Ladies
Chapter 21
- Josh Rouse
Chapter 22
- John Densmore of The Doors
Chapter 23
- Tony Bennett
Chapter 24
- Nick Seymour of Crowded House
Chapter 25
- Ulrich Schnauss
Chapter 26
- Interpol

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Jeff Touzeau

Jeff Touzeau is an author, journalist and President of Hummingbird Media, Inc., a public relations and marketing communications firm specializing in the audio and networking industries. In addition to The Green Musician's Guide: Sound Ideas for a Sound Planet, Touzeau is also the author of four other books: Making Tracks: Unique Recording Studio Environments (Schiffer, 2006), Careers in Audio (Cengage Learning, 2008), Artists on Recording Techniques (Cengage Learning, 2008), and Home Studio Essentials (Cengage Learning, 2009). As a journalist, Touzeau has been writing the "Music, Etc." column in Pro Sound News since 2005 and has authored dozens of feature articles over the years for magazines, including EQ, Professional Sound, Performing Songwriter, Tape Op, and many others. Touzeau, who is also a musician, lives in Westchester, New York, and is in the process of designing and building his own green recording studio, Hummingbird Sound.