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Howard Massey

Howard Massey

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Howard Massey is the executive editor of the Yamaha Music USA blog. He is a longtime journalist and music industry consultant who formerly served as an editor with Musician and Performing Songwriter magazines. He has authored hundreds of online and print articles as well as more than a dozen books, including "The Great British Recording Studios" and the two-part "Behind the Glass" collections of interviews with the world’s leading record producers. Howard was also privileged to co-author legendary Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick’s 2006 autobiography "Here, There and Everywhere." He lives in New York.

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With summer fast approaching, this seems like an appropriate time to take a short break from exploring the many facets of music and focus instead on a more basic topic: sound itself. So what is sound, anyway? Some people are

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In last month’s Editor’s Corner, I discussed the physical aspects of how a sound is created. This month, I want to talk about the other half of the equation: the way we perceive a

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Have you ever read something that “clicked” and stayed with you a long, long time? Ever hear a piece of music that did the same? You may be surprised to learn that the reasons you fall in love with a

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September: The last rays of summer, the first blush of fall … and, for many of us (or our kids), back to school. This time of year I often find myself reflecting on my own school days. I wish I

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We all have our musical heroes. If you’re like me, you probably think of one or more of them as “geniuses.” But are they really worthy of the term? In last month’s Editor’s Corner I talked about

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