Chuck Ainlay a Grammy- and ACM-award-winning producer and engineer who has recorded with such legends as George Strait, Emmylou Harris, Dire Straits, and Eric Clapton, among many others takes readers on a behind-the-scenes tour of the recording studio and reveals the secrets to getting the best sounds when tracking a band. Acknowledging that gear alone isn t enough, in Chuck Ainlay on Tracking a Band, the recording studio master brings his expertise from decades of experience in making records to highlight all the little things that go into achieving the best sound and bringing the best out of any band.
Among a wealth of insights, Ainlay highlights that pre-session preparation working with the musicians to find out their requirements, choosing a recording studio with the capabilities needed, and prepping the studio before the band arrives, in addition to having a good rapport with the musicians to keep their creativity flowing is just as important.
Also featured is an interview of Ainlay conducted by fellow METAlliance producer and engineer George Massenburg.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages, Black and white and colour images throughout
- Publisher: Hal Leonard Books
- Publication Date: 01/05/2018
- Category: Music recording & reproduction
- ISBN: 9781495094521