Producer, musician and sound engineer of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, says audiophiles overpay for equipment while ignoring room acoustics.
In an exclusive interview with CE Pro, Alan Parsons, renowned sound engineer for Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon and for the Beatles, says hi-fi pros focus too much on equipment and brand names, when they should put more energy into room acoustics. He also says some surround-sound systems from Costco and Walmart “really aren’t that bad.”
All this from the audio wizard behind Dark Side of the Moon, and the name sake of the Alan Parson’s Project?
Parsons broke into the music industry in the late 1960s when he was hired by Abbey Road Studios to work as an assistant engineer. As an assistant engineer, Parsons’ career started at a point where most people music lovers only dream of reaching – working on the last two Beatles’ albums. [read]