Montclair, NJ (June 13, 2016)—Producer Sylvia Massy has worked with the likes of Tool, System of a Down, Johnny Cash, Prince, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, garnering more than 25 gold and platinum records along the way. Sharing insights and unorthodox recording methods she’s tried along the way (hanging singers upside down, throwing guitars off cliffs, and recording chicken solos for starters), she’s now authored her first book, Recording Unhinged: Creative and Unconventional Music Recording Techniques.
With commentary by Hans Zimmer, Al Schmitt, Bruce Swedien, Jack Joseph Puig, Dave Pensado, Tchad Blake, Bob Clearmountain, Linda Perry, Michael Franti, Michael Beinhorn, Bob Ezrin, Geoff Emerick and others, the book includes stories, tips and advice that may make it more than an instruction manual.
“There have been countless ‘how-to’ books on sound recording, but this isn’t one of them. Sylvia Massy has a unique perspective on what makes musicians tick and how great recordings are created. This book is a brilliantly assembled insight into their world and is a cracking good read,” recommended Alan Parsons.
“Working with Sylvia on Undertow was an absolute pleasure. Whether recording the destruction of a piano with sledgehammers and shotguns, or dialing in killer drum sounds with the greatest mic choices, her approach was always fresh, fun, and never preconceived. This book will assuredly inspire some wacky recording sessions,” noted Danny Carey, drummer of Tool.
Hal Leonard Books
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