Montclair, NJ (October 6, 2014)—Hal Leonard Books will hold a book signing with Alan Parsons and Julian Colbeck, authors of Alan Parson’s Art & Science of Sound Recording: The Book, during the 137th AES Convention in Los Angeles, CA on October 10, 2014 at 12 p.m. at booth #1141.
This book is a complete rewrite and reappraisal of the award-winning video series, with Parsons taking his approach to sound recording to the next level as the book provides space to present more technical background information, more detailed diagrams, and more in-depth discussion on each of the 24 topics, from "A Brief History of Recording" to "Dealing with Disasters."
Written with the DVD's co-producer, musician, and author, Colbeck, ASSR: The Book offers readers a "big picture" view of modern recording technology in conjunction with a list of specific techniques, processes, and equipment. The Book has a logical flow of chapters, looking at how sound is created and how it behaves before moving on to the different processes of manipulating sound recordings such as EQ, reverb, delays, compression; covering how to work and record with live musicians as well as the art and science that go into the mixing process.
Despite Parsons' technical background, ASSR: The Book is written in plain English and features plenty of anecdotes from Alan Parsons' own career working with the Beatles, Pink Floyd and others.
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