Sonic Alchemy by David N. Howard
Visionary Music Producers and Their Maverick Recordings

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(Book). You may not have heard of them, but you have certainly heard their songs! From the lo-fidelity origins of early pioneers to today's dazzling technocrats, the role of the music producer is as murkily undefined as it is wholly essential. Sonic Alchemy: Visionary Music Producers and Their Maverick Recordings is an exploration of the influence of the often colorful, idiosyncratic and visionary music producers through popular music and the fascinatingly crucial role they have played in shaping the way we hear pop music today. Sonic Alchemy is nothing short of the secret history of the music producer.

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Published June 1, 2004 by Hal Leonard. 308 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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Second, the essays sometimes move beyond their generalist style to reveal the significant detail, such as in a chapter on "The Pioneers," a great look at how the careers and styles of George Martin and Phil Spector were closely intertwined even before their paths actually crossed during final pro...

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