Correct! Actually 72! But if your question is something like ‘how relevant can he be to what I’m doing today?’ The answer is, how about Pythagoras in Math? Or Isaac Newton, or Einstein? The point is ‘science’ usually doesn’t date very quickly and this course is 50% grounded in the science of recording. 10kHz is 10kHz and this frequency governs what it governs whether you’re using an old analog console or an EQ plugin released this morning.
Funnily enough, the ‘Art’ 50% of this course is also surprisingly timeless. Plus, if you want to know how classic records—like the ones you, your parents, and possibly grandparents have heard—were made, you’ve come to the right place. As one 24 year old said recently, “If you’ve only worked ‘in the box’ and never really recorded anything, much less worked on a console, you’re missing half the experience.” You can’t really call yourself a producer until you know something about ‘real recording’ using mics, objects that produce sound, and those weird and wonderful people called ‘singers.’
Finally, Alan is still making records—as we speak! And he won a Grammy in 2019.