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KeyFax NewMedia DVD: Alan Parsons' Art & Science of Sound Recording (3 DVD Boxed Set)

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  • By Alan Parsons and Julian Colbeck
  • Divided into 24 Sections
  • Over 10 Hours of HD Video
  • Interviews with 40 Engineers, Artists

Alan Parsons' Art & Science of Sound Recording is more than a learning tool overseen by one of music's most respected and intelligent artists. Alan Parsons has been involved in recording with groups ranging from The Beatles to Pink Floyd as well as his own group, The Alan Parsons Project.

In this 3 DVD set, you'll not only benefit from Alan's vast studio experience but others whom he has both worked and learned from. Many aspects of recording are covered starting with the basics of designing a studio environment to the actual recording process itself. You'll see how it all comes together through the various techniques that Alan will explore.

The set contains 24 sections that break the process down into its components, carefully exploring the ins and outs of how to successfully record a track, mix it and finish with an exciting recording. He uses one of his own songs to demonstrate the recording process.

The set contains a companion web site for additional material as well as quizzes that will help reinforce what you learn while listening to this fascinating and comprehensive work.

Interviews with more than 40 fellow engineers, producers, and artists throughout the DVD, whose insights and perspectives give the program a musical breadth that includes country (Chuck Ainlay, Tony Brown), R&B and hip hop (Jimmy Douglass, Erykah Badu) and pop (John Fields, John Shanks) that perfectly complements Alan's personal classic rock heritage
DVD One
This part targets the major components of recording - building a studio, equipment and software
DVD Two
Examines the process and techniques of recording from EQ, compression, limiters, noise gates, reverb and delay. It uses one of Alan's songs "All Our Yesterdays" and shows you the session using many of today's leading session players such as Simon Phillips, Nathan East, Rami Jaffee, and Tim Pierce
Also covers recording vocals using artists such as Michael McDonald, Erykah Badu, Abi Colbeck and James Durbin
DVD Three
This part covers instrumentation and how to simultaneously record both the instruments with voice
It then moves on to Mixing where the track can either be a success of failure. It also deals with how to cope with mistakes and studio recording disasters
Includes an interactive web site for source material and forums
You'll also have access to "quizzes" that will help reinforce what you've learned along the way

Contents

DVD-1
A Brief History Of Recording
Studio Acoustics
Microphones
Consoles & Controllers
Digital Audio & Computers
Monitoring
MIDI
DVD-2
EQ
Compressors & Limiters
Noise Gates
Reverb
Delays
A Band Tracking Session
Vocals
Internet Recording
DVD-3
Drums
Keyboards
Bass
Guitar
Acoustic Guitar With Voice
Recording A Choir
Approaches To Live Recording
Mixing
Dealing With Disasters
Subject General Audio Tutorials
Author Alan Parsons, Julian Colbeck
Edition 1st
Hard/Soft Cover DVD
Pages Run Time: 10 hours 5 mins
Format: Widescreen NTSC Video (All Region)
Language Tracks: English, Spanish, German
Dimensions DVD
Illustrations Yes
Publisher KeyFax NewMedia
Date Published 2011
KeyFax NewMedia DVD: Alan Parsons' Art & Science of Sound Recording (3 DVD Boxed Set)
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        5.0

        Sound Reinforcement by a Pro

        By Jeffrey Gold

        from Los Angeles, CA

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        • Improves Sound Quality

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          • Amateur Recording
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          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about KeyFax NewMedia DVD: Alan Parsons' Art & Science of Sound Recording (3 DVD Boxed Set):

          This is an exploration and exposé by a master engineer and musician, Alan Parsons. The subjects covered are wide-ranging and helped answer some nagging questions. The information is quite dense and presented at a fairly clipped pace, so it will be necessary to review various sections. This is quite comprehensive, and you'll definitely learn a few tricks, even if you already know some things about studios and recording.

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          5.0

          Thank You Alan Parson's

          By JAK659

          from Reno, Nv

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              Comments about KeyFax NewMedia DVD: Alan Parsons' Art & Science of Sound Recording (3 DVD Boxed Set):

              For Alan and his crew to first take on this project is commendable let alone the knowledge and information that has been shared and passed on. There is a lot to take in and I would recommend that you have a pen and a pad of paper for notes. I will be watching the "Art & Science of Sound Recording" time and time again.

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              4.0

              Classic Audio Engineering crash course

              By Mike

              from Seattle, WA

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              • Easy To Use
              • Saves Time

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                Comments about KeyFax NewMedia DVD: Alan Parsons' Art & Science of Sound Recording (3 DVD Boxed Set):

                Alan Parsons is from another era of analog recording, and he brings forward what has been lost in amateur home spun digital recording.

                It's a great way to get context on what seems to be an endless virtual recording console of gadgets and diddlebobs.

                Now I feel like I have my feet on the ground with my DAW (Ableton) and can explore more into the unique capabilities of digital. Alan prefers Cubase, but his explanation of DAWs is general and applicable to any flavor.

                I listened to every minute of the 3 DVDs in a couple days, and I'll continue to refresh my knowledge.

                A lot of the content and video editing is cheesy, but not too distracting. In a way it helps some of the technical stuff from getting too boring.

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