"Artists on Recording Techniques" examines the recording process through an unlikely pair of eyes: those of the artist. Who better to share insights into capturing the creative process than the artists themselves? Everything from vocals to guitar and drums are covered through exclusive full-length interviews from author Jeff Touzeau’s “Music, Etc.” column in Pro Sound News and bonus material never printed before. These one-of-a-kind interviews are published here, unabridged and in their entirety, for the first time ever! The discussions dip into an array of musical styles and genres, providing insight into the recording process from such well-known pop and rock artists as Roger Waters (Pink Floyd), Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran), Gerry Beckley (America), Steven Page (Barenaked Ladies), Joe Jackson, Tony Bennett, and John Fogerty. Artists on Recording Techniques provides musicians, audio technicians, engineers, studio owners, producers, equipment manufacturers, hardware and software designers, and music fans with a rarely seen window into the creative process of some of history’s most legendary musicians.
This innovative collection of newly commissioned essays from leading experts in sociology and cultural studies looks at youth culture through subcultural identity. Youth Culture is the first text to bridge sociology and cultural studies in order to understand youth identity replacing the outmoded theories based on deviance. This volume examines the social worlds of young people in their "natural environments"; suburban bedrooms, shopping malls, rock concerts, and school. In addition, it explores the impact of the media and music on youth, using Beavis and Butthead, "grunge", and heavy metal bands as examples of youth subcultural identity.
Epstein's collection of prominent writers and researchers will give you a better understanding of why youths, in particular, are prone to collective identity, and how they achieve their sense of self through fashion, music, sports and entertainment.
Peter Banks is one of rock music's legendary guitarists - probably the best player you have never heard. He was a founding member of the influential group YES, and later the pioneering rock group Flash. In his book BEYOND AND BEFORE Banks talks frankly about the struggle to achieve musical success within early YES. He comments on his contemporaries and peers Jimi Hendrix, Robert Fripp and Pete Townshend, and includes many amusing anecdotes influenced by the exciting, supercharged atmosphere of 'Swinging Sixties' London. Not only is this book a documentation of the formative YES years and a history of the origins of 'progressive rock', it gives an insight into the daily tribulations and survival techniques of a contemporary musician in the late twentieth century. It is a testimonial to dedicated musicians, given by a man who has spent over thirty years as a foot soldier in the motley, shambling, and demoralized army of 'Rock.' Told with wit, insight, perspicacity, and even bigger words that Banks wishes he could spell, BEYOND AND BEFORE is a must for 'prog-rock' enthusiasts.
This comprehensive guide gives readers with basic music compositional skills the information they need to become commercially viable artisans. In addition to providing a foundation of prerequisite technical skills, including basic audio considerations and sound file formats, the book teaches the business skills needed to work successfully as an audio technician in the game development business. How-to features take the reader step-by-step, from purchasing the right equipment, understanding the various game platforms, and composing music and creating sound effects specifically for games, to the ins and outs of marketing, producing demo reels, determining fees, bidding projects, and negotiating contracts.