Veteran music journalist Rick Clark conducted hundreds of revealing interviews with some of the biggest names in the industry to create this extraordinary title. Tony Visconti, Danny Elfman, Eddy Offord, Trevor Rabin and Roy Thomas Baker are just a few of the contributors who share their special studio practices, tips, and anecdotes. A truly thorough look at the recording world, this in-depth reference guide covers everything from recording strings and horn sections to using creative production techniques on the latest musical styles. Candid interviews with expert tips will enlighten you with the knowledge that has led the featured producers, engineers and composers to huge industry successes and millions of record sales. This useful and entertaining information is organized by subject matter rather than by the celebrity so you can gain various expert advice on the topic you want to know about, and not about the personality you are learning from. All of this combined into one reasonably priced package makes for a truly definitive guide for any producers and engineers of audio productions who want the advice, opinions, tricks and techniques used by the leading experts in the field. This completely updated edition features many new interviews, fresh content from some of the previous interviews, and a new section on live sound reinforcement.