Alan Parsons has released the first videos from a planned epic series on modern music production, The Art And Science of Sound Recording.
The series is filmed in HD, will be offered on three DVDs, totalling more than 7 hours of footage, on topics like studio acoustics, microphones, consoles and controllers, monitoring, MIDI, EQ, noise gates, reverb, live tracking, Internet recording, recording choirs, mixing, dealing with disasters and more.
The series is described as "epic" and it certainly has the cast to back up the claim.
In addition to Parsons, the videos features:
- Chuck Ainlay - Producer, Engineer, Sugarland, Dire Straits.
- Andrew Barta - Inventor, SansAmp
- Niko Bolas - Engineer, Neil Young, Melissa Etheridge.
- Tony Brown - Producer, Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill, George Strait. Piano player, Elvis Presley.
- Kim Copeland - Nashville Producer, Consultant.
- Richard Dodd - Recording/Mastering Engineer, Kings Of Leon, Dixie Chicks,
- Jimmy Douglass - Producer, Engineer, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Bjork, Jay-Z
- Jack Douglas - Producer, Engineer, Aerosmith, John Lennon, The Who.
Nathan East - Bass player, Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Dionne Warwick.
- John Fields - Producer, Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, Rooney.
- Jackie Greene - Microphone Designer, Audio-Technica.
- Gavin Haverstick - Senior Acoustical Engineer, Auralex Acoustics.
- Taylor Hawkins - Drummer, Foo Fighters. Alanis MorisettE
- Rami Jaffee - Keyboardist, The Wallflowers, Foo Fighters, Fall Out Boy, Johnny Cash.
- Carol Kaye - Legendary session bassist/guitarist, The Beach Boys, Quincy Jones, Frank Zappa.
- Sylvia Massey - Producer, Engineer, Tool, Smashing Pumpkins, System Of A Down, Beck.
- John McBride - Producer, Engineer, Martina McBride. Owner of Blackbird Studios, Nashville.
- Michael McDonald - Recording Artist.
- Simon Phillips - Legendary Drummer, The Who, Toto.
- Bill Putnam Jr. - Chairman of Universal Audio.
- Jack Joseph Puig - Producer, Engineer, John Mayer, Green Day, Weezer, U2, No Doubt.
- Simon Rhodes - Senior Film/Classical Recording Engineer, Abbey Road Studios (Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone and countless other movie classics.)
- Elliot Scheiner - Producer, Engineer, Foo Fighters, Steely Dan, Bruce Hornsby.
- John Shanks - Producer, Christina Aguilera, Natasha Bedingfield, Sheryl Crow.
- Dave Smith - Designer, Prophet-5. Mopho, and ‘father’ of MIDI.
At this point, two hours of material are available for streaming viewing and for digital download. The sections, featuring narration by Billy Bob Thorton, examine the topics of MIDI, EQ, Delays, Drums, Noise Gates and Recording a Choir.
Pricing and Availability
Six sections available now. They can be viewed online for $.99 each, downloaded for $4.99 each or for $19.99 for the set.
The complete series is available for pre-order for $99.99, with streaming and downloads included as they become available.