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How Does It Sound Now?: Legendary Engineers and Vintage Gear: Legendary Engineers and Vintage Gear

How Does It Sound Now?: Legendary Engineers and Vintage Gear: Legendary Engineers and Vintage Gear

by Gary Gottlieb
     
 

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The title of the book, HOW DOES IT SOUND NOW?, may need an explanation for those unfamiliar with the story. Chet Atkins was playing his guitar when a woman approached him. She said, "That guitar sounds beautiful". Chet immediately quit playing. Staring her in the eyes he asked, "How does it sound now?" The quality of the sound in Chet's case clearly rested with the

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The title of the book, HOW DOES IT SOUND NOW?, may need an explanation for those unfamiliar with the story. Chet Atkins was playing his guitar when a woman approached him. She said, "That guitar sounds beautiful". Chet immediately quit playing. Staring her in the eyes he asked, "How does it sound now?" The quality of the sound in Chet's case clearly rested with the player, not the instrument, and the quality of music recordings ultimately lies with engineers and producers, not with the gear they use. Winner of the 2011 Association for Recorded Sound Collections' Award for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research, HOW DOES IT SOUND NOW was originally conceived as a collection of interviews with engineers who made the transition through different technologies - analog to digital, wire to tape, and CD to mp3, seeking to explore the methodology employed by the most successful engineers when confronted with new and evolving technology. The discussion that emerged was focused on how producers and engineers retain quality and continue to create a product that conforms to their own high standards in the face of changing technologies. The 31 engineers and producers interviewed in this book contributed to hundreds of millions of copies of albums and CDs throughout their combined careers. HOW DOES IT SOUND NOW? offers insight for any engineer or aspiring engineer that hopes to achieve similar heights in their profession.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598639216
Publisher:
Course Technology PTR
Publication date:
01/11/2009
Sold by:
CENGAGE LEARNING
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Longtime music business professional Gary Gottlieb refers to himself as a music generalist. A professional musician since age 13, he worked in radio on and off for 25 years, and was a music critic for 9 years. As a recording engineer and music producer in New York, Gottlieb's long and distinguished career includes work with numerous Grammy Award winners and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees. His credits as a sound designer include off-off-Broadway productions, along with community and college theatre productions throughout New England. Along with his history as a music critic and entertainment writer for the Deerfield Valley News in West Dover, Vermont, and a disc jockey for WEQX, a major modern rock station in Manchester, Vermont, Gottlieb owned and operated a mobile DJ service and was a Venue Director for numerous X Games and Winter X Games for ESPN. In 2002 he accepted a position as Professor of Audio Production at Webster University in St. Louis, where he now runs the Audio program.

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