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Essays: Cut and Paste: Collage and the Art of Sound

Dub: The mixing desk as an instrument and the DJ/remixer as an artist. -- John McCready

"I see the studio must be like a living thing, a life itself. The machine must be live and intelligent. Then I put my mind into the machine and the machine perform reality. Invisible thought waves - you put them into the machine by sending them through the controls and the knobs or you jack it into the jack panel. The jack panel is the brain itself, so you got to patch up the brain and make the brain a living man, that the brain can take what you sending into it and live." --Lee Perry

"...ever since Miles Davis and James Brown transferred their primary creative space from stage to studio, the most succesful musical form in the popular arena has been the dance-groove : where cycles of rhythm, circling ever back to their beginnings, allow for small shifts and changes within the structure to bring with them remarkable shock-force." (Hopey Glass in The Wire).


[...] For the purpose of this site, a studio is a room, building, or group of buildings where movies, television shows, or music are produced.

Recording studio

A recording studio is a facility for sound recording. Recording studios generally consist of at least two rooms: the studio itself, where the sound for the recording is created, and the control room, where the sound from the studio is recorded and manipulated.

Recording studios are carefully designed so that they have good acoustics and that there is good sound insulation between the two rooms. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recording_studio, Apr 2004

Temples of Sound (2003) - William Clark, Jim Cogan, Quincy Jones

Temples of Sound: Inside the Great Recording Studios (2003) - William Clark, Jim Cogan, Quincy Jones [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

About the Author
Jim Cogan has worked for 15 years as a recording engineer and producer, resulting in some of the most critically acclaimed albums in jazz of the past 20 years. He lives in Milwaukee.

William Clark is a playwright, songwriter, and award-winning author who currently writes for a prime time television series. A lifelong music lover, he lives near Washington, D.C.

All great music has a birthplace. Temples of Sound tells the stories of the legendary studios where musical genius and a magical space came together to capture some of the most exciting jazz, pop, funk, soul, and country records ever made. From the celebrated Southern studios of Sun and Stax, to the John Coltrane/Miles Davis sessions in producer Rudy Van Gelder’s living room, to Frank Sinatra’s swinging cuts at state-of-the-art Capitol Records, each of the 15 profiles in this book brings great music to life at the moment of its creation. With a trove of never-before-seen photographs and fascinating, all-new interviews with the musicians and producers who made the records, Temples of Sound is a rich inspiration for music fans. --Product Description

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