Bill Gibson

Bill Gibson

Trustee at The Recording Academy

Location
Greater Seattle Area
Industry
Publishing

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Bill Gibson's Summary

I've been recording, producing, performing and writing music for most of my life. I entered the book and video publishing business in 1991 as an author and course developer. To this point I've written more than 30 books, (including recent works with Quincy Jones and Bruce Swedien) and produced countless records. I'm also on faculty at The Art Institute of Seattle and at Berklee College of Music in Boston. I am Developmental Editor for Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group in New Jersey and a national Trustee for The Recording Academy.

Specialties

Recording engineering, producing, arranging, song writing, live sound, teaching, authoring books, and people skils

Bill Gibson's Experience

Developmental Editor

Hal Leonard Corporation

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Music industry

November 2010Present (3 years 11 months)

• Author
• Developing authors, concepts, and titles

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Music industry

January 1996Present (18 years 9 months)

Hal Leonard Publishing has distributed and/or published 29 books that I have written since 1996.

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Music industry

June 2012Present (2 years 4 months) Pacific NW Chapter

National Trustee for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences

Board of Governors

The Recording Academy

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Music industry

June 2008Present (6 years 4 months)

Current member of the Board of Governors for the Pacific Northwest Chapter of The Recording Academy.

Instructor/Curriculum Development

Berklee College of Music

Educational Institution; 501-1000 employees; Music industry

October 2007Present (7 years)

Instructor/ Curriculum Development, teaching an online class in audio through Berklee Online, the online portion of Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Music industry

2007Present (7 years)

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Music industry

October 1993Present (21 years)

This is the business umbrella for several different types of audio- and music-related activities, including:

- Audio recording and engineering
- Music production
- Audio recording classes
- Instructional books about audio recording and live sound
- Film sound design
- Artist development

Educational Institution; 5001-10,000 employees; Higher Education industry

November 2010June 2013 (2 years 8 months)

Audio Production (Associate of Applied Arts) and Audio Design Technologies (Bachelor of Science)

Chairman of the Producer and Engineer Committee for the Pacific Northwest Chapter

The Recording Academy

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Music industry

September 2008August 2012 (4 years)

Audio Career Services

The Art Institute of Seattle

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Education Management industry

August 2007November 2010 (3 years 4 months)

Liaison between the professional audio community and The Art Institute of Seattle

Author

MixBooks

March 1996November 1999 (3 years 9 months)

MixBooks published three of my books: The Audio Pro Home Recording Course, Volumes 1, 2, and 3

Educational Institution; 201-500 employees; Higher Education industry

August 1978June 1981 (2 years 11 months)

Instructor of a comprehensive vocational program which included vocal and instrumental performance as well as music theory, contemporary harmony, arranging, and audio production.

Bill Gibson's Publications

  • Q on Producing

    • Hal Leonard Books
    • November 1, 2010
    Authors: Bill Gibson

    The Quincy Jones Legacy Series: Q on Producing
    The Soul and Science of Mastering Music and Work
    Series: Book
    Publisher: Hal Leonard
    Format: Hardcover with DVD
    Author: Bill Gibson
    Author: Quincy Jones
    The first entry in a multivolume set that will be essential reading for aspiring producers and artists everywhere, Q on Producing presents the master's approach to making music. Told to and compiled by author and audio expert Bill Gibson, Quincy's observations, culled from over a year of in-depth interviews, are collected and presented in book form and on an accompanying DVD-ROM, providing an unparalleled course of instruction from one of the true legends of American music.

    Reaching back to his early successes, Quincy discusses the techniques learned as an arranger for such legendary performers as Count Basie and Ray Charles, as a touring bandleader, and as a young producer with his first pop successes. Coauthor Gibson, in chapters such as “Discovering Talent,” “The Producer/Engineer Relationship,” and “Tools for Success,” outlines the many skills Quincy developed and broadened as he graduated to film and TV work, his solo recordings, and his game-changing albums with Michael Jackson, as well as more recent productions.

    With invaluable advice on subjects such as songwriting, scoring, and the modern music business – to be expanded on in subsequent volumes – Q on Producing provides the foundation for what is sure to be the most anticipated series of tutorials on music production ever created.
    $34.99 (US)
    Inventory #HL 00332755
    ISBN: 9781423459767
    UPC: 884088265212
    Width: 8.5"
    Length: 11.0"
    320 pages

  • The Bruce Swedien Recording Method

    • Hal Leonard Books
    • 2013

    Series: Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs
    Publisher: Hal Leonard
    Format: Softcover with DVD-ROM
    Authors: Bruce Swedien, Bill Gibson
    Release Date: 10/22/2013
    The Bruce Swedien Recording Method is an incredibly timely and timeless reference for anyone interested in capturing and mixing the best possible music recordings. From the Michael Jackson albums (Off the Wall, Thriller, Bad, Dangerous, Invincible, and HIStory), to many Quincy Jones hits (The Dude, Back on the Block, Q's Jook Joint, and many more), to classic greats from Count Basie, Duke Ellington, the Brothers Johnson, and Natalie Cole, Bruce Swedien's impact on popular music has been undeniable. Engineers at all levels still use Swedien's recordings as a standard by which they judge the sonic validity of their own work.

    In The Bruce Swedien Recording Method, Swedien explains many of the techniques he has used to get award-winning drum, bass, guitar, keyboard, vocal, string, and brass sounds. On the accompanying DVD-ROM, he further reveals what he looks for in a recording and the steps he takes to imprint his characteristic world-class sonic signature on the music he mixes.

    Throughout this book, Swedien consistently pinpoints the most important considerations in the recording process, with such insights as: You don't listen to the equipment, you listen through the equipment... Nobody ever walked out of the studio whistling the console... The sound has to be so good to start with that it gives you goosebumps – the list goes on and on!
    $39.99 (US)
    Inventory #HL 00333302
    ISBN: 9781458411198
    UPC: 884088590321
    Width: 8.5"
    Length: 11.0"
    304 pages

  • The Hal Leonard Recording Method-Complete (6 Vol.)

    • Hal Leonard Books
    • 2013
    Authors: Bill Gibson

    Nearly 2000 pages in 6 volumes. A complete recording course. The first edition was released in 2007 and the second edition in 2012 and 2013.

    Boxed Set

    Music Pro Guides
    Series: Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs
    Format: Softcover with DVD
    Author: Bill Gibson
    The Hal Leonard Recording Method is available as a complete six-book/six-DVD set of first editions! This is the first-ever professional multi-media recording method to take readers from the beginning of the signal path to the final master mix. The series provides: easy-to-understand explanations of the entire recording process, addressing both classic equipment and the latest technology; full-color photos and illustrations; dozens of audio and video examples; and more. Attractively packaged in a sturdy corrugated container for easy access on a shelf.

  • The Ultimate Church Sound Operator's Handbook: Second Edition

    • Hal Leonard Books
    • 2012
    Authors: Bill Gibson

    The Ultimate Church Sound Operator's Handbook – 2nd Edition
    Series: Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs
    Publisher: Hal Leonard
    Format: Softcover with DVD-ROM
    Author: Bill Gibson

    This important second edition of The Ultimate Church Sound Operator's Handbook is written to specifically address the concerns and needs of the sound person who serves ministries and churches. The modern church uses many of the same presentation tools that have become common in television, movies, and concerts, placing a unique set of technical expectations on its eager, willing, and primarily volunteer force. This updated handbook blends the relational and technical aspects of church sound in a straightforward and easy-to-understand manner, providing a leg-up to volunteer and staff church sound operators. The Ultimate Church Sound Operator's Handbook will help church sound operators gain the knowledge they need to faithfully serve their church membership, leaders, and musicians.
    $39.99 (US)
    Inventory #HL 00333182
    ISBN: 9781617805578
    UPC: 884088554590
    Width: 8.5"
    Length: 11.0"
    482 pages

  • The Ultimate Live Sound Operator's Handbook: 2nd Edition

    • Hal Leonard Books
    • 2012
    Authors: Bill Gibson

    The Ultimate Live Sound Operator's Handbook - 2nd Edition
    Series: Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs
    Publisher: Hal Leonard
    Format: Softcover with DVD-ROM
    Author: Bill Gibson

    The second edition of The Ultimate Live Sound Operator's Handbook is updated with new text, photos, illustrations, and video examples to specifically address the important, cutting-edge concerns faced by modern sound operators of all types. High-quality audio is increasingly imperative, whether you're running sound for a rock, country, punk, or jazz band performing in clubs, arenas, or outdoor parks. With the advent and implementation of large-budget multimedia presentations, along with high-resolution multichannel audio for movies, television, and downloads, any live act must sound great to be well received by today's increasingly savvy audience members.

    This revised handbook focuses on each aspect of live sound in a way that is straightforward and easy to understand, breaking the process down into principles and practices that assist the modern sound tech in everything from planning and budgeting to mixing and recording the live show.
    $39.99 (US)
    Inventory #HL 00333183
    ISBN: 9781617805592
    UPC: 884088554637
    Width: 8.5"
    Length: 11.0"
    420 pages

Bill Gibson's Skills & Expertise

  1. Songwriting
  2. Production
  3. Audio Engineering
  4. Teaching
  5. Live Sound
  6. Producing
  7. Music Production
  8. Sound
  9. Recording
  10. Audio Editing
  11. Music
  12. Video
  13. Sound Design
  14. Music Industry
  15. Studio Recording
  16. Composition
  17. Music Theory
  18. Publishing
  19. Music Publishing
  20. Pro Tools
  21. Professional Audio
  22. Mastering
  23. Singing
  24. Entertainment
  25. Film Scoring
  26. Band
  27. Film
  28. Audio Post Production
  29. Post Production
  30. Sound Editing
  31. Vocal
  32. Festivals
  33. Bass
  34. Guitarist
  35. Rock
  36. Record Labels
  37. Songs
  38. Guitar
  39. Music Licensing
  40. Music Technology
  41. Musicians
  42. MIDI
  43. Concerts
  44. Music Education
  45. Keyboards
  46. Voice Over
  47. Orchestration
  48. Logic Pro
  49. A&R
  50. Classical

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Bill Gibson's Education

Western Washington University

BA, Music

19771980

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