How Does It Sound Now? Legendary Engineers and Vintage Gear from Course Technology written by Gary Gottlieb 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.
About 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.