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    There's a short review of this book posted here already. If you haven't bought it already and want to read my long winded review with pictures, sidebars, and eight-by-ten color glossy photographs with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back, vist the Book Reviews page of my web site, or download it directly from here:

    https://mikeriversaudio.files.wordpr...ged_review.pdf

    Or leave a copy of this message laying around and maybe somebody you know will get you a copy for Christmas. You deserve it.
    Last edited by MikeRivers; 12-02-2016, 03:03 PM. Reason: Enhance your reading experience
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    Great review. And great writing. Kudos, Mike.

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    • #3
      I reviewed it for Harmony Central, and completely agree. Ms. Massey's current studio is about 20 minutes away from me, and I've always wanted to have a reason to contact her for a recording project.
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        Sorry for not acknowledging you in my post, Chris. I remember reading a review here but couldn't remember who posted it and it isn't very easy to search on this forum.

        Man, if I lived only 20 minutes from her, I'd probably be knocking on her door a couple of times a week wanting to borrow this or that. She certainly has, or has had, a lot of cool stuff, hopefully ready to patch in when she's mixing in her own studio.

        A couple of days after I finished up this review, my January issue of Recording Magazine showed up with a short review of the book by Paul Vnuk tied in with an interview with her. She says she has a second volume planned, with plenty of more wacky ideas. One trick she described in that interview was putting a hunk of raw potato in series with each lead between a guitar amplifier and its speaker. I'll have to set that one up and run some measurements.

        In an on-line chat, she mentioned that she might be working with a software developer on a set of vegetable plug-ins. I think I might apply to be her technical editor for Volume 2.
        Last edited by MikeRivers; 12-09-2016, 05:38 PM.
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        "Today's production equipment is IT-based and cannot be operated without a passing knowledge of computing, although it seems that it can be operated without a passing knowledge of audio." - John Watkinson, Resolution Magazine, October 2006
        Drop by http://mikeriversaudio.wordpress.com now and then

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        • #5
          lol!!!
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          • #6
            Really cool review, Mike. And now....you really are making me want to read this book!!!!!!!!
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            • #7
              This book is about $20 on Amazon for a new copy. I've ordered it for myself as a Christmas gift from myself.

              Nice review Mike.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by davd_indigo View Post
                This book is about $20 on Amazon for a new copy.
                That's a good deal. At first I thought that you ordered one of the coloring books by mistake. They're $19.95. But I checked and sure enough: http://tinyurl.com/h37yx92

                Get 'em while they're hot, folks. Amazon also has a few copies of the book listed for around $100. Maybe those copies include an autographed garden hose or some certified piano fragments from the Tool session.

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                "Today's production equipment is IT-based and cannot be operated without a passing knowledge of computing, although it seems that it can be operated without a passing knowledge of audio." - John Watkinson, Resolution Magazine, October 2006
                Drop by http://mikeriversaudio.wordpress.com now and then

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                • #9
                  I purchased the book from Amazon. No, not the $100 version. It's a really good read so far, talking about approaches, abusing gear, with tons of different perspectives from different engineers and producers on almost every page so far. Fun read, obviously geared mostly toward rock and so forth, with a heavy love of old vintage gear.
                  Ken Lee on 500px / Ken's Photo Store / Ken Lee Photography Facebook Website / Blueberry Buddha Studios / Ajanta Palace Houseboat - Kashmir / Hotel Green View - Kashmir / Eleven Shadows website / Ken Lee Photography Blog / Akai 12-track tape transfers / MY NEW ALBUM! The Mercury Seven

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