A brief History Of Recording traces recording technology right back to Edison and the wax cylinder
Studio Acoustics looks at the principles and processes of how sound works in an enclosed space.
Microphones are involved in almost all aspects and avenues of recording; even a sampled drum
Most people’s vision of what a recording studio looks like is a room primarily occupied by a large
Unless you are a die-hard, analog purist, or have some phobia against computers, recording is now
Monitoring is hearing, or listening. Recording and playback devices were developed at the same time
Compression concerns dynamic range and an explanation of exactly what dynamic range
In this section Alan discovers the invention (and inventor) and development of the noise gate
This section opens with Alan shouting at the mountains alongside his Santa Barbara home.
There are generations of guitarists whose careers would have been very different had it not for the delay effect.
The production descends upon legendary British session drummer Simon Phillips (ex. also of The Who, Toto…) in his Los Angeles studio.
Sounds that can come under the heading of 'keyboards' range from synth string pads to a screaming
The role of bass in rock, pop, and hip-hop is absolutely crucial. This section looks at bass recording techniques
Guitar recording has developed considerably since Alan first helped to record guitar heroes such as George Harrison
A common recording conundrum is tackled in this section. How do you record both
Every school, college, and church has a choir that would like to be recorded for posterity.
The Alan Parsons Live Project at The Grove Theatre in Anaheim, California, filmed early in 2009
The mix is where the rubber hits the road for any recording. Conducted primarily at LA’s Record One studios
“Master of Gothic Blues” Tim Scott McConnell, aka Ledfoot, expounds at Blackbird Studios.