From string pads, to FX and beatmaking, to genuine Hammond B3 or piano playing — the role of keyboard player can be wide and deep. How to mic an acoustic piano, how to mic a Leslie speaker cabinet, and also how to manage keyboard parts and sounds so that they work within a track. Bass may not be the most complex instrument to record but its role in rock, pop, and hip-hop is absolutely crucial. Alan discusses bass recording techniques with Nathan East during a live tracking session for a new Alan Parsons track, All Our Yesterdays and also meets one of his long-time bass heroes, Carol Kaye, who contributed to many groundbreaking records with Phil Spector, Quincy Jones, The Beach Boys and others in the sixties and seventies.
Guitar recording has developed considerably since Alan first helped to record guitar heroes such as George Harrison, Jeff Beck and David Gilmour back in the s.
A common recording conundrum is tackled in this section. How do you record both, simultaneously, without one bleeding into the other? A range of physical and technical solutions are provided. Every school, college, and church has a choir that would like to be recorded for posterity. Alan visits a California High School and captures a magical performance — not in a studio, or concert venue — but in the challenging setting of a multi-purpose school hall. Learn how a careful set-up and skilled post-production can elicit a wonderful result. The Alan Parsons Live Project at The Grove Theatre in Anaheim, California, filmed early in , provides a colorful backdrop for this brief but informative section on the challenges posed by live recording in a concert setting.
Fiction Fiction Drama. Sound isolation effectively equates to soundproofing. You can fly from Paris to Istanbul, or you could take in the delights of Lausanne, Milan, Venice, Belgrade, and Sofia along the way by traveling on the Orient Express—same destination, but a very different experience. Unfortunately, only a handful of large commercial recording studios exist today, which makes it very difficult for a young engineer to get the experience I had: recording an orchestra one day, a pop band the next, an opera singer the next, and so on. Big deal?
A 'bad day' in the studio can sometimes turn into a complete crisis. The final section looks at ways to avoid getting into — as well as climbing back out from — disastrous recording situations. The definition-defying singer and songstress talks shop with Alan at a tour rehearsal. The Educational License is the cornerstone of the recently announced Music Production Curriculum—a complete and integrated educational package comprising 24 full-length Lessons Plans based on this video series and Session Files.
Master Class Training Sessions are live events where Attendees get hands-on, interactive instruction from Alan Parsons on the 'art and science' of sound recording. They follow similar themes to the Art And Science Of Sound Recording videos but as live events they are more in-depth and offer the chance to actually work with Alan Parsons. Master Class Training Sessions are held in recording studios around the world and currently comprise one or two day sessions at one of three Levels. Toggle navigation.
Watch The Video. Download Each Video For. Book It! Buy it now! Purchase options are given with each preview. How do you record both. Studio Acoustics Studio Acoustics looks at the principles and processes of how sound works in an enclosed space. Microphones Microphones are involved in almost all aspects and avenues of recording; even a sampled drum loop has had to have been miked and initially recorded by somebody! Monitoring Monitoring is hearing, or listening. MIDI MIDI began life as a keyboard-aid but it went on to help establish the digital revolution that has transformed to entire recording landscape.
EQ A large part of being able to conduct a good recording is knowing how to listen. Noise Gates Noise gates were initially created in order to cure the problem that their name suggests, i.
Vocals Recording Vocals is definitely the most crucial — and can be the most complex — part of modern recording. Drums Simon Phillips provides one of the most comprehensive looks at the art and science of recording drums ever undertaken. Keyboards From string pads, to FX and beatmaking, to genuine Hammond B3 or piano playing — the role of keyboard player can be wide and deep. Bass Bass may not be the most complex instrument to record but its role in rock, pop, and hip-hop is absolutely crucial.
Guitar Guitar recording has developed considerably since Alan first helped to record guitar heroes such as George Harrison, Jeff Beck and David Gilmour back in the s. Acoustic Guitar With Voice A common recording conundrum is tackled in this section. Recording A Choir Every school, college, and church has a choir that would like to be recorded for posterity.
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