New Vintage Mic Book In Progress

Sylvia and Chris are busy researching, photographing and cataloging vintage microphones for their next book, tentatively titled “The Great Vintage Microphone Book”. The full color tabletop book will be the “bird-watcher’s guide” to the most iconic and important microphones through history. Stay tuned… the book will be released in 2019 by Hal Leonard Publishing.

Adventures In Recordingland

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RECORDING UNHINGED – Creative And Unconventional Recording Techniques

 This is a recording book like none other! It’s a volume loaded with memorable quotes, fascinating ideas and inspirational stories from the netherworld of music recording. The book includes dozens of never-released historic photos, including many from Sylvia’s personal archive of candid session Polaroids.

The book also features Sylvia’s enchanting illustrations – impossibly detailed pieces that are laced with zany humor and sharp wit. This is the book that finds a way to entertain, educate and inspire. It leaves the reader burning to test the limits of their next recording session. Drawing on her storied career (30 years and counting) in the music industry, Sylvia includes selected interviews and quotes from distinguished musicians, producers, engineers and other studio critters including Hans Zimmer, Al Schmitt, Jack Joseph Puig, Bruce Swedien, Geoff Emerick, George Massenburg, Bob Clearmountain, Tchad Blake, Bob Ezrin, Linda Perry, Dave Pensado, Eric Valentine and many others..

Released by Hal Leonard Publishing, Recording Unhinged is now available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powell’s, Sweetwater and other great booksellers.

Unhinged Coloring Books

For the artist in all of us, now released are the official Recording Unhinged coloring books! Get the Audio Icons Unhinged Coloring Book and the Recording Unhinged Coloring Book, with black and white artwork from the best-selling Recording Unhinged. The prints are on sturdy, perforated pages, ready for you to color and frame! Enjoy the “Drummer’s Brain” or “How To Mic A Chicken”, hours of recording studio coloring fun!

And for audio fans, here is a coloring book with all your favorite Producers, Engineers and Mixers. Black and white prints on sturdy paper, ready to color! Easy perforations allow you to remove them neatly from the book and frame them for your studio walls. Super fun surprises for the studio geek in your family!

Crazy Cool Gear

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Discover Gear You've Never Seen Before!

Like... What The Heck Is This????

Inspiring Locations

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Discover Places You've Never Been Before!

Like... Where The Heck Is This????

Informative Diagrams

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Learn Techniques You've Never Tried!

Like... What Does This Do????

Just Plain Weird

Guitar Recording in Sylvia Massy's book

Yeah, Butt It Works!

Like Um... Why????

You Can Build It!

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Do-It-Yourself Instructions

Need a new microphone? Got an old telephone maybe? This book challenges your skills with unique "How-To" diagrams for building your own one-of-a-kind gear.

Unforgettable Studio Experiences

Burn Baby Burn!

In Sylvia's world there is more than just knobs and wires... there's smoke, fire, explosions, mayhem and unbridled creativity.

Studio Tales

Ian Rickard dresses the part during One-Eyed Doll's session with Sylvia Massy

Expect The Unexpected

You never know what might happen in the studio.... One minute you're an engineer, the next you're a dinosaur!

Outside The Box

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Recording In A Cave?

Don't settle for someone else's "method." With stories and technique from the greats, Recording Unhinged helps you find your own groove.