Massey, Howard 1954(?)-

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MASSEY, Howard 1954(?)-

PERSONAL:

Born c. 1954, in England.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Centerport, NY.

CAREER:

Writer, journalist, and record producer/engineer. As producer/engineer, has worked with Elvis Costello, Roy Buchanan, Kraftwerk, and Thomas Dolby, among others. Musician magazine, former technology editor; Surround Professional, reviews editor; Sony and Korg, technical writer and consultant. On the Right Wave-length (consultancy company), founder.

WRITINGS:

NONFICTION

The Complete DX7, Amsco Publications (New York, NY), 1987.

The Complete DX7II, Amsco Publications (New York, NY), 1987.

(With Alex Noyes and Daniel Shklair) A Synthesist's Guide to Acoustic Instruments, Amsco Publications (New York, NY), 1987.

(With others) The Complete Guide to MIDI Software, Amsco Publications (New York, NY), 1988.

(With others) The Compact Guide to MIDI Software for the Commodore 64/128, Amsco Publications (New York, NY), 1988.

(With others) The Compact Guide to MIDI Software for the Macintosh, Amsco Publications (New York, NY), 1988.

The Midi Home Studio, Amsco Publications (New York, NY), 1988.

The Complete Sound Blaster, Amsco Publications (New York, NY), 1993.

Behind the Glass: Top Record Producers Tell How They Craft the Hits, Miller Freeman Books (Berkeley, CA), 2000.

(With Geoff Emerick) Here, There, and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles, Gotham Books (New York, NY), 2006.

Also contributor of articles to Billboard, Keyboard, Guitar World, and Electronic Musician. Contributing editor, EQ.

ADAPTATIONS:

Here, There, and Everywhere was adapted for audio cassette, Penguin Audio, 2006.

SIDELIGHTS:

For sidelights, see CA entry on Geoff Emerick.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Booklist, February 1, 2006, June Sawyers, review of Here, There, and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles, p. 15.

California Bookwatch, June, 2006, review of Here, There, and Everywhere.

Kirkus Reviews, February 1, 2006, review of Here, There, and Everywhere, p. 120.

Kliatt, July, 2006, Francine Levitov, review of Here, There, and Everywhere, p. 58.

Library Journal, January 1, 2006, Matthew Moyer, review of Here, There, and Everywhere, p. 131.

Publishers Weekly, January 16, 2006, review of Here, There, and Everywhere, p. 50.

ONLINE

California Literary Review,http://www.calitreview.com/ (June 6, 2006), David Loftus, review of Here, There, and Everywhere.

CNN Web site,http://www.cnn.com/ (April 7, 2006), Todd Leopold, "The Teenager Who Shaped the Beatles," review of Here, There, and Everywhere.

Ear Candy Magazine,http://www.earcandymag.com/ (March 24, 2006), review of Here, There, and Everywhere.

Long Island Press Online,http://www.longislandpress.com/ (April 4, 2006), Christopher Twarowski, "Paperback Writer."

Music Business Journal,http://www.musicjournal.org/ (March 22, 2005), Paris Askar, "Howard Massey: Record Producer and Music Industry Author."*