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Somebody is bound to post this, so I figured it might aswell be me. Is there any order you like to tackle elements of a mix...

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Alan Parsons 20th May 2010
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Hi, and thank you for doing this! What's your opinion on the importance of AD/DA converters for a great professional...

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Alan Parsons 20th May 2010
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First, thanks for this amazing oportunity. You are part of the music history, in 200 years people will talk about DSOTM and how...

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Alan Parsons 16th May 2010
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Hi Alan, You did my friend Tom Hartman's record in the late 60's at Abbey Road. The sounds on the record are fantastic. I'm...

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Alan Parsons 16th May 2010
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there is such a major difference between the 2 albums..what do you attribute that to?

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Alan Parsons 16th May 2010
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Mr. Parsons, Let me add another thank you for doing this. Your achievements need no further adjectives here. While a common...

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Alan Parsons 16th May 2010
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Hi Alan, Please solve this everlasting mystery for us: What's going on during the opening track for Steve Harley's Best years...

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vaas 12th May 2010
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Hi Alan, Which new technological advance in music -- at any point in your career -- changed the way you make music forever?...

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Alan Parsons 11th May 2010
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Mr. Parsons, Have you had an opportunity to use the Chandler products, such as the TG-2 Abbey Road edition?

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Alan Parsons 11th May 2010
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hey alan, thanks so much for taking the time here. your work is an inspiration to us all! there is so much mystique...

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Alan Parsons 11th May 2010
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I was wondering how you record your sound bites of non musical fills, do you actually bring those things into the studio???...

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Alan Parsons 11th May 2010
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Dear Alan, I am thrilled to see you answering questions here. Naturally, DSOTM was one pivotal album from my youthful days,...

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Alan Parsons 11th May 2010
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Hi Alan, What aspects of the recording process really pushed and challenged you the most when recording Dark Side of the Moon?

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Alan Parsons 11th May 2010
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Hello, It seems from reading your replies to the threads here that your approach to music/engineering is one of using...

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Alan Parsons 11th May 2010
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Great of you to do this Q & A ...I admire your work a lot! When tracking "Silence & I" ...did the rythm...

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Alan Parsons 11th May 2010
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Alan, Lifelong fan here, and I Robot to me, stands as a pinnacle of pop music, equally as good if not better than Dark Side. ...

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Alan Parsons 11th May 2010
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Hi Alan, Thank you again. Regarding the Beatles "Monitor Mixes", can you explain how these came about and what they...

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Alan Parsons 11th May 2010
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I was just wondering if you'd heard the Flaming Lips' version of Dark Side of the Moon? If so, what did you think of it?

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Alan Parsons 11th May 2010
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Hey Mr. P, All I have to ask you is what was your motivation for getting into the recording industry? Besides the money, what...

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Alan Parsons 11th May 2010
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Hi Alan, I am a huge fan of your work, and I was wondering- what is your favorite band of all time? I'd like to know who...

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Alan Parsons 11th May 2010
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Just after the chorus the line "lookin' at you" is the only component in the song that has an obvious treatment of...

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Alan Parsons 9th May 2010
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Mr. Parsons, firstly, thank you for doing this. Secondly, I'd like to firmly congratulate you on your many accomplishments. I...

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Alan Parsons 9th May 2010
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Hi Alan, Dark Side of the Moon has been a huge influence on my work. The crisp clear energy and space created is second to none. ...

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Alan Parsons 9th May 2010
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Hello Alan! I have always been in awe of Pink Floyd's uncanny ability to pull the listener into their music in a hypnotic or...

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Alan Parsons 9th May 2010
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Thank you Mr Parsons for taking time to talk with us this week! Given that much of your work has come to define what Rock...

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Alan Parsons 9th May 2010
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Hello Mr. Parsons, Thanks so much for taking part in this form. Thanks also for the A&SoS project which I'm enjoying as...

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Alan Parsons 9th May 2010
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Hi Alan - How do you usually write songs? Lyrics first? Music first and vocals / lyrics later? Do you start with...

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Alan Parsons 9th May 2010
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Hey Alan. I just started working at Expression College in San Francisco, CA and was up all night doing my first session in our...

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Alan Parsons 9th May 2010
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howdyJust wondering if you ever intend or have thought of new projects(recordings) with any of the original Project musician's?...

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Alan Parsons 9th May 2010
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Hi Alan This is such a great opportunity to learn from the master! What instruments do you play yourself? Thanks Victory Pete

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Alan Parsons 9th May 2010
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Hi Alan, I love your work! After downloading several of your tutorial videos (which are great by the way), I noticed that you...

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Alan Parsons 9th May 2010
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Hey Alan, First off let me start off by saying that this is a really cool thing for you to do, I usually browse this forum...

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Alan Parsons 9th May 2010
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Alan, how would you say your hearing has evolved and matured over time? Not necessarily better or worse, but more of what stands...

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Alan Parsons 9th May 2010
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Alan, Thank you for your time and you giving back to a community whom you have inspired so much. Have you worked or are...

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Alan Parsons 9th May 2010
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Hi Alan, How do you go about preparing for a session, more in regards to past work with people like Paul McCartney and Pink...

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Alan Parsons 9th May 2010
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Thanks for taking the time to read this. In my opinion, Dark Side of the Moon is one of the best sounding recordings ever. I...

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Alan Parsons 7th May 2010
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What is your approach to getting the low end right? I absolutely love the way the lows interact with the mix on...

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Alan Parsons 7th May 2010
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Hi Alan, first of all, thanks a lot for your music and art, you've made my mind sweetly travel a lot. Can you tell us the...

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Alan Parsons 7th May 2010
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. DSOTM STORIES!? Thanks for any fun behind the scenes tidbits you can recall! Joseph Briggs - Producer,...

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Alan Parsons 7th May 2010
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I simply have to ask: what was the cheesiest stunt you've ever pulled in the studio to achieve an effect .. and then have it turn...

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Alan Parsons 7th May 2010
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How was the time when you were young and starting at Abbey Road, beatles...and etc...something to share? Thanks a lot, im a...

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Alan Parsons 7th May 2010
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First of all we're all so thrilled to have you here sharing your wisdom with us. I'm sure over the years you've developed...

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Alan Parsons 7th May 2010
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Hi Alan, I'd just like to start by thanking you so much for doing this What would be your best advice for someone as young and...

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Alan Parsons 7th May 2010
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Obviously the face of music and recording has dramatically changed since the 'golden years' of rock'n'roll... For a couple...

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Alan Parsons 7th May 2010
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I am finding it incredibly hard to find other people as dedicated as I am to work on music together, which forces me to be...

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Alan Parsons 7th May 2010
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Hello and thanks! Any memories(engineering or otherwise) that stand out regarding the making of either Atom Heart Mother or...

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Alan Parsons 7th May 2010
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With all of your experience, how would you say changes in technology over the past few decades have most affected the music...

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Alan Parsons 7th May 2010
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Hi Alan I bought the re-worked Tales album in 1987, which remains one of my favourite albums of all time. It seems to me that...

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Alan Parsons 7th May 2010
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Hi Alan - Thanks for your time.. Dark Side of the Moon is so well produced it would be great if you could name some of the...

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Alan Parsons 7th May 2010
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Hey Alan, I want to preface this with the biggest declaration of admiration for you and your work that I can. Like a lot of the...

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Alan Parsons 7th May 2010
 
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