Recording

Sound Recording Encyclopedia

The first six exclusive scenes from Alan Parsons' Art and Science of Sound Recording are available for streaming and digital download at artandscienceofsound.com. 1/01/2010 7:00 AM Eastern

Alan Parsons shows you how to set up a proper mix.

The first six exclusive scenes from Alan Parsons' Art and Science of Sound Recording are available for streaming and digital download at artandscienceofsound.com. The full collection — eight hours' worth of training videos produced by Parsons — features such guests as Jack Joseph Puig, John Fields, Elliot Scheiner, Jack Douglas and more, as well as takes you inside his personal custom HD recording facility and other high-end spaces. From the beginning principles of studio acoustics through the final mix, musical examples, diagrams and interview clips illustrate each step in the process. To get your feet wet, those six scenes cover MIDI, EQ, delays, drums, noise gates and recording a choir; the next set of six should be available by the time you read this, followed by the final scenes this month and then a complete DVD boxed set.