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Q+A with engineer / producer / artist - Alan Parsons

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The Art and Science of Sound Recording | kfhkh

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Nu-tra 6th May 2010
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THE ALAN PARSONS ENGINEER/ASST./MIX ENGINEER (main credits) The Beatles (Abbey Road, Let It Be) Pink Floyd (Atom Heart Mother,...

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Jules 1st May 2010
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The series looks at each stage of the recording process from individual pieces of studio equipment, to individual techniques,...

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Is that a synthi at the beginning of I Robot?

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Alan Parsons 1st June 2010
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Hi Alan -- Thanks for taking the time to answer some of our questions here. I'm an ASSR member and have gone through just about...

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Alan Parsons 1st June 2010
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Hello Alan -- Wondering if can recall how the guitar sounds came about? I particularly like the solo sounds, and the contrast...

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Alan Parsons 1st June 2010
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I was curious as to how the tracks were cut for the song Year of the Cat: What came down on basic tracks, and what was...

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Alan Parsons 1st June 2010
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May I have some of your opinions about differences of binaural and holophonic recordings. How we can reach the real 3D...

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Alan Parsons 1st June 2010
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Alan, I'm a fan of Alan Parsons Project and your work on "Dark Side of the Moon". It's great to have you here! One...

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Alan Parsons 1st June 2010
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Hey Alan. First of all, just wanted to say thanks for taking the time to offer a little advice to all of us. I just got Wings'...

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Alan Parsons 1st June 2010
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In the early-mid 70's I was at school and became a huge fan of both the Hollies and Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel. Here in New...

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Alan Parsons 1st June 2010
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Hi Alan, Just a question about Eric Woolfson's lead vocal on "Eye in the sky": There's a beautiful spaced-out feel...

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Alan Parsons 1st June 2010
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Hello Mr. Parsons, and thank you for doing this. My gear-related question is: when you're preparing for a new project (not your...

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Alan Parsons 1st June 2010
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Hi Alan, my mother died when I was a teen. One of the strongest memories I have of her is her singing along to Pilot's Magic....

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Alan Parsons 1st June 2010
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Thank you so much for doing this, Alan! I have a question regarding "The Turn Of A Friendly Card": Which CD and...

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Alan Parsons 1st June 2010
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Hi Alan I was wondering what Hi Fi or system/s you had at home for your listening pleasure? cheers Nick

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Alan Parsons 1st June 2010
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Hi Alan ! Thanks for taking the time to do this Q&A. It is a priviliege to get so much invaluable information from someone...

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Alan Parsons 1st June 2010
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Dear Alan, Thanks for all your contributions to music, and specifically thanks for the great work with APP. My son picked up on...

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Alan Parsons 1st June 2010
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Do you ever listen to your own recording, such as the great Eye in the Sky album, for simple enjoyment? And, can you do this...

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Alan Parsons 1st June 2010
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Hi Alan, thanks so much for being here! When Pink Floyd first entered the studio with you for Dark Side.. about how much of the...

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Alan Parsons 1st June 2010
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Hi Alan, I have this question for years: on "The three of me" (the first track of TAO) I can clearly hear a string...

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Alan Parsons 1st June 2010
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I downloaded the track "Time" during this week of Q&A with you. I am amazed at how full the orchestra is without...

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Alan Parsons 1st June 2010
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Hi - I watched the new science of sound and recording videos and noticed that you did the final mixes of the song ITB. ...

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Alan Parsons 1st June 2010
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Hello,Alan. Much has been asked regarding Floyd, Beatles, and your earlier stuff; but I really dig your later recordings as well....

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Alan Parsons 1st June 2010
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The urban legends of intentional synchronicity between the Wizard of Oz and Dark Side still continue today. Do you remember how...

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Alan Parsons 1st June 2010
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Hi Alan-- During the instrumental piece Hawkeye, first found on Vulture Culture, during the break right after the turnaround,...

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Alan Parsons 1st June 2010
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Thanks again, Alan. Can you tell us about the tremolo on the Money guitar? I've heard some people say it was a gate with some...

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Alan Parsons 1st June 2010
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Hi Alan Do you use any of the bundled stuff with cubase and if so do you have any favourites? I'd also be interested in your...

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Alan Parsons 1st June 2010
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Hi Alan, thank you for being here to answer to our silly questions! In The World Liberty Concert (8th May 1995) you played...

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Alan Parsons 1st June 2010
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when bowie came iin to do young americans he was stymied when the faders went up and stuff was dry. no one here knew exactly...

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Alan Parsons 1st June 2010
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A few names Shel Talmy, Glyn Johns, Andrew Oldham, Mickey Most, Jimmy Miller. Do any thoughts/words/stories come to mind?

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Alan Parsons 1st June 2010
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Any particular preference, or does it vary according to project?

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Alan Parsons 1st June 2010
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Hello Alan,I'm a big fan of yours.I couldn't believe the news when I heard you were doing a tour in Mexico about 2 or 3 years...

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Alan Parsons 1st June 2010
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Hello Mr. Parsons, amazing that you are here participating on this web site. Thank you. I have many times said to myself while...

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Alan Parsons 1st June 2010
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A veteran classical music recording engineer chum of mine told me that he once saw you 'treat' a whole orchestra to something to...

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Alan Parsons 1st June 2010
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Hello Alan, How did you record Orson's Voice Overs and what was it like to work with him? Thanks for all the great music and...

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Alan Parsons 1st June 2010
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Hi Alan, I'm a huge fan of Mutt Lange's work and whilst listening to the Shania Twain track 'Ka-Ching!' today I found that the...

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Alan Parsons 1st June 2010
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Hey Alan- I've always liked this one on several levels. The song is great and the mix has a great build throughout. There...

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Alan Parsons 1st June 2010
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Hey Alan! Many thanks for taking the time here! You work with an assistant most of the time (from what I gather in another...

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Alan Parsons 20th May 2010
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I heard a rumor that you liked to track things "10 at 10" i.e. +10 dB at 10K when going to tape. In another thread,...

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Alan Parsons 20th May 2010
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Hi Mate, Question: As engineer on the greatest record of the rock era do you receive any royalties from Dark Side of the Moon? ...

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Alan Parsons 20th May 2010
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Was there some point in the making of this record where you all kind of looked at each other in an aha moment and really knew...

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Alan Parsons 20th May 2010
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Wow, this is fantastic! Like many others on here, I am a huge fan of both your solo work and the albums with the...

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Alan Parsons 20th May 2010
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How was the snare drum sound achieved in Mammagamma? It sounds nice, dry and juicy at the same time. Can you go into detail...

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Alan Parsons 20th May 2010
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Hi Alan, I used to listen to this record almost everyday when I was in my first few years at the uni, along with The Turn of A...

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Alan Parsons 20th May 2010
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Alan, Thanks for being a part of this! Eye in the sky is a record that fascinates me, and has been one of my favorite...

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Alan Parsons 20th May 2010
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First off, thanks for taking the time to chat with all of us.thumbsup Ok, I'm sure you've probably heard of the "Dark...

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Alan Parsons 20th May 2010
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Hi! This is a well tossed around subject around here. I do really respect and enjoy your work. I wanted to know if you...

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Alan Parsons 20th May 2010
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Hello, Your work in the Alan Parsons Project was wonderful. Obviously, this was after working on DSOTM. I'd imagine working on...

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Alan Parsons 20th May 2010
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Hi Alan, Looking back at it that album, do you think you could do something like that in today's recording environments? All...

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Alan Parsons 20th May 2010
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I love your choice of sound effects on the Alan Parsons Project, such a great piece all around!!! How do you get those?? ...

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Alan Parsons 20th May 2010
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Thanks Alan! When I hear this on the radio I often try to imagine this guitar solo as it went down in the studio....was it...

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Alan Parsons 20th May 2010
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