Artists on Recording Techniques, 1st Edition

  • Jeff Touzeau
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  • ISBN-10: 130548682X
  • ISBN-13: 9781305486829
  • DDC: 781.49
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 288 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released September 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
1: Nick Mason and Pink Floyd from the inside out.
2: America—and the Horse They Came in on.
3: Nada Surf: Beautiful Beats in Brooklyn.
4: A Night on the Town with Los Lobos.
5: Duran Duran: The Best of Both Worlds.
6: Grant-Lee Phillips’ Strange Magic in the Studio.
7: Recording Roger Waters’ Post–Pink Floyd Masterpiece.
8: The Bongos and Echoes of Drums along the Hudson.
9: Jackie Greene: A Natural Bluesman from California.
10: Ben Kweller: Recording Something Good, Something Great.
11: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: Grass Roots Rock 'n Roll in Brooklyn.
12: Sevendust's Next Big Thing.
13: Travis: Scottish Craftsmen at Work in the Studio.
14: Guster Keeps It Together with Ganging Up on the Sun.
15: Elf Power: Back to the Studio.
16: Fields: Recording on the Emerald Isle.
17: Ivy: Converging Talent at New York's Stratosphere Sound.
18: This Way, That Way, and Scofield's Way.
19: Buzzcocks: A Different Kind of Session.
20: Barenaked Ladies: Fresh Baked and Bare.
21: Josh Rouse: Nashville Vibes from the South of Spain.
22: John Densmore: Breakin' on through to New Rhythms.
23: Tony Bennett: Master of the Mood.
24: Crowded House: Coming out on Top from Down Under.
25: The Unique Electronic Textures of Ulrich Schnauss.
26: John Fogerty: From Creedence and Beyond.
27: Raul Malo Takes on the Classics.
28: Band of Horses: Creating a Sense of Freedom in the Studio.
29: Jesse Harris: Capturing the Feel of a Performance.
30: Joe Jackson: Raining with Talent.
31: Kaki King: Dreaming of Perfection.
32: Spyro Gyra: Still Going Strong.
33: John Starling and Carolina Star: Risin’ Again.
34: Supergrass: Diamonds in the Rough.

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.