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Console Confessions: The Great Music Producers in Their Own Words.


Console confessions; the great music producers in their own words.

Ed. by Anthony Savona.

Backbeat Books


298 pages




This compilation of articles from EQ magazine published from 1991 to 2000, gives insight into the history and technology of the production side of the recording industry, written by key figures. With sections on personal recording style and surround sound, authors such as Les Paul, Phil Ramone, Ric Ocasek, Stanley Clarke, Herbie Hancock, Bruce Hornsby, Robby Krieger, Jimmy Jam, and L.A. Reid discuss subjects such as Phil Spector's "wall of sound" and working with Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jackson, Nirvana, Madonna, Aerosmith, and U2. Technical aspects including EMT, multitrack production, mastering, movie audio, and mixing are specified. No bibliography is provided. Savona was managing editor of EQ magazine and is an executive at United Entertainment Media.

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