Electronic Musician Interviews Sylvia Massy
Electronic Musician Editor Sara Jones interviews producer Sylvia Massy upon the release of her new book Recording Unhinged, published by Hal Leonard.
"Tell me how Recording Unhinged came to be.
I've always wanted to write a book, and I've kind of been known for unconventional techniques. It's things that people just don't talk about in regular recording manuals, the proper way to mike drums or whatever. You don't have to have an expensive mic to get a lot of great recordings. You don't have to be in a studio to record something properly; walls don't have to be at special angles ... I wanted to talk to other people in the industry, and ask them about ways they've broken rules. And I was so surprised about the response I got-Bob Ezrin had Peter Gabriel duct-taped to the wall; Geoff Emerick had stories abciut recording Revolver, using a Leslie on John Lennon's voice-just out-of-thebox thinking and how it changes the way recordings get done, and changes music."