Mastering is one of those corners of pro audio that everyone knows about, but doesn’t necessarily know what it truly entails. Shedding some light on the subject is Evren Göknar’s new book, Major Label Mastering: Professional Mastering Process.
The new book, 'The Ballad of Tommy LiPuma,' features household names, mobsters, poor life choices, big laughs and, most of all, a lifetime’s worth of insight and advice on what it takes to be a world-class record producer.
Arguably the most successful engineer ever, Al Schmitt has worked with everyone from Duke Ellington to Dr. Dre—and now he's written an autobiography to tell the tale and share what he's learned along the way.
Legendary producer/engineer Glyn Johns’ autobiography Sound Man is filled with cool stories about creating classic albums with dozens of household names. The tales are fun, but there’s also a lot that audio pros can learn from the book.
By Clive Young. Ken Caillat recalls every detail behind the creation of Fleetwood Mac's best-known album in his memoir, the aptly titled Making Rumours: The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album.
By Clive Young. Henry Owings, editor of the snarky zine Chunklet, has compiled The Rock Bible, a book-length list of commandments for rockers and the crews that loathe them, featuring bon mots like "All drummers wearing headset microphones should...