The Great Music Producers in Their Own Words. Compiled from industry leader EQ magazine, Console Confessions gathers first-person stories from the top names in music production. All aspects of recording are covered, from creative concepts to choosing equipment and on to project mastering. Celebrities from both in front of and behind the board talk candidly about their art and some offer step-by-step instructions on attaining their legendary sounds. Sections covering personal style, technical aspects, and history offer a rare glimpse into the specifics of how each individual producer or artist achieves his vision. Les Paul, Jimmy Bowen, Herbie Hancock, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Ric Ocasek, Lou Reed, Jeff Lynne, Jimmy Jam, and Rush's Alex Lifeson are among the hit-makers featured. ©2005, 298 pages.