129th AES CONVENTION, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, November 5, 2010 — Audio-Technica (booth 802), a world leader for microphone solutions for over 45 years, is proud to be a sponsor of the Art and Science of Sound Recording DVD series by legendary producer/engineer Alan Parsons. After almost two years in production, this highly anticipated series of training videos covers all aspects of sound recording, in 24 programs identified by topic. The complete series, hosted by Parsons and narrated by actor and musician Billy Bob Thornton, was recently released as a three-disc set; the individual programs are currently available for download at www.artandscienceofsound.com. In the “Microphones” section, several Audio-Technica microphones are prominently featured and identified by Parsons as he discusses and demonstrates various aspects of the recording process.
“Alan Parsons’ body of work speaks for itself,” stated Gary Boss, Audio-Technica Marketing Director. “He is a true master of his craft, having worked with some of the most talented and influential artists of the last 50 years and having shaped the course of popular music as a producer, engineer and musician. Alan also has had a long association with Audio-Technica microphones and was one of the first early adopters of our AT4033 microphone nearly twenty years ago. A-T is proud to be a part of this comprehensive and informative series and a continued part of Parsons’ arsenal of trusted studio tools.”
Commenting on his long-time relationship with Audio-Technica, Alan Parsons stated, "Audio-Technica doesn't just make wonderful microphones and headphones, they also create and support a range of activities that help bring this equipment to life. That's rare, and extremely impressive."
Those interested in viewing a FREE section from Alan Parsons’ Art and Science of Sound Recording can sign up at www.artandscienceofsound.com to gain access to a portion of this DVD.
About Alan Parsons
Alan Parsons, the acclaimed engineer, musician, and record producer, was involved the production of several legendary albums, including The Beatles' Abbey Road and Let It Be, as well as Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, which earned him his first of many GRAMMY® nominations. He has worked on countless hit albums for Paul McCartney & Wings, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Pilot, Al Stewart, the Hollies and many others. With Eric Woolfson, Parsons co-founded The Alan Parsons Project, famous for its revolving group of studio musicians and vocalists and its platinum albums and singles including Games People Play and Eye in the Sky.
About The Art and Science of Sound Recording
The Art and Science of Sound Recording, a ten-hour definitive collection of training videos presented by Parsons, gives viewers his exclusive insider access to legendary musicians, producers and engineers and to their award-winning recording techniques. Featured guests span the entire realm of music recording, from producers like Jack Joseph Puig (John Mayer, Green Day, Fergie) and John Fields (The Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus), to Elliot Scheiner (The Eagles, Steely Dan) and Jack Douglas (John Lennon, Aerosmith, Slash). Although Parsons’ heritage is firmly in the rock camp, the series features country music producers like Tony Brown (Dixie Chicks, George Strait) and Chuck Ainlay (Melissa Etheridge, Mark Knopfler), alternative rock producers like Sylvia Massey (Beck, Tool), R&B producers and engineers like Jimmy Douglass (Justin Timberlake, Timbaland), Allen Sides (Phil Collins, Joni Mitchell), as well as GRAMMY-winning artists like Michael McDonald, Erykah Badu and Taylor Hawkins of The Foo Fighters. The Art and Science of Sound Recording series also takes viewers into Parsons’ personal custom HD recording facility and some of the country’s most acclaimed recording studios, such as Ocean Way, Record One, Sound Kitchen, Blackbird, Phantom Recording and Henson Recording Studios (formerly A&M).