Foreword by Paul McCartney
Do you ever wonder what goes into the creation of some of the best music ever recorded? AL SCHMITT ON THE RECORD: THE MAGIC BEHIND THE MUSIC (Hal Leonard Books) is the remarkable account of one of the most respected music engineers in the business.
A thorough and compelling account of life in and around the recording studio, AL SCHMITT ON THE RECORD offers an unprecedented window into some of popular music’s most seminal moments as told from Al’s unique perspective as “the man behind the glass.” This compelling memoir also shares some of the tricks, techniques, and tactics that have set Schmitt apart, from his approach to microphones, effects, and processors to setup diagrams from lauded recording sessions and, perhaps most importantly, his methods for catering to an artist’s vision and preferences. The resulting text is a must-read for audio pros and music fans alike.
Here is some of the great coverage this memoir has received:
The Entertainment Report – one of 2018’s best biographies
Focus TV’s On the Note – interview
SiriusXM’s The Diner with Lou Simon – interview
MIX Online – review
New York Journal of Books – review
Billboard – interview
SiriusXM’s Debatable – interview
SiriusXM’s Fab Forum on The Beatles Chanel – interview
Music Repo – included in roundup