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Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust eBook Now Available at All Major eBook Outlets

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust by Ken Scott and Bobby Owsinski (Alfred Music Publishing, hardcover) released on June 6, is now available digitally at Apple iBookstore, Amazon Kindle Store, Barnes & Noble NOOK Store ($19.99 – $24.99).

Co-author Ken Scott was one of the five main engineers for The Beatles and he produced that seminal Bowie release… and so much more. Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust chronicles Scott’s amazing career. He has worked with a who’s who of classic rock acts including Elton John, Pink Floyd, Procol Harum, Jeff Beck, Duran Duran, Harry Nilsson, the Rolling Stones, Lou Reed, America, Devo, Kansas, The Tubes and Missing Persons among many others. Ken has also played a big part in the world of jazz, being the first to integrate a more powerful rock sound into the genre via albums by Mahavishnu Orchestra, Billy Cobham, Dixie Dregs, Jeff Beck and Stanley Clarke. Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust is peppered with both provocative and humorous anecdotes and technological techniques to satisfy the most ardent fans and industry insiders alike.

Not only an innovator in the studio, Ken has proved to be one in the sample library world as well, having recently developed EpiK DrumS, a new library based on his past work with such world-class drummers as Terry Bozzio (Missing Persons), Billy Cobham (Mahavishnu Orchestra), Rod Morgenstein (Dixie Dregs), Bob Siebenberg (Supertramp), and Woody Woodmansey (Spiders From Mars). The product is unique not only because it’s based around these drummers most popular albums with Ken, but also because it features odd time signatures and superior MIDI feels that make it an excellent learning and creation tool for drummers, engineers and producers alike.

Over the years Ken has received multiple Grammy nominations as well as dozens of Gold and Platinum records from around the world for the acts he’s engineered and produced, but no honor stands as large as his recent election to the Sound Fellowship of the United Kingdom’s Association of Professional Recording Services (APRS), a lifetime achievement award recognizing his contribution to music. Considering his body of work and its subsequent influence on today’s music, it’s easy to see why so many see Ken Scott as one of the “best of the best.”

A long-time music industry veteran, co-author Bobby Owsinski started his career as a guitar and keyboard player, songwriter and arranger, eventually becoming an in-demand producer/engineer working not only with a variety of recording artists, but on commercials, television and motion pictures as well. One of the first to delve into surround sound music mixing, Bobby has worked on over 100 surround projects and DVD productions for a variety of superstar acts.

Combining his music and recording experience along with an easy to understand writing style, Bobby has become one of the best-selling authors in the music recording industry with 15 books that are now staples in audio recording, music and music business programs in colleges around the world including the best selling The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook, The Recording Engineer’s Handbook, How to Make Your Band Sound Great, and Music 3.0: A Survival Guide For Making Music In The Internet Age. His most recent titles for Alfred Music Publishing are The Ultimate Guitar Tone Handbook and The Studio Builder’s Handbook.

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