This book is brilliant. A major achievement. Assistant Engineers Handbook is destined to become an industry standard.
Simon Andrews - Owner, Right Track Studios, New York

I’ve done a lot of sessions with Tim, and he was always great.
Bob Clearmountain - Producer, Recording Engineer

Assistant Engineers Handbook is filled with the information, techniques and standards which any assistant engineer must have to make themselves indispensable. All done with a great sense of humor. Absolutely brilliant.                                          
Frank Filipetti - Producer, Recording Engineer

No one is more qualified to author recording studio manuals than Tim Crich.
It’s a “must read” for anyone seriously considering a career in audio engineering.
Jim Vallance - Songwriter, Studio Owner

Full of solid information. Good job, Tim.
Recording Magazine

I am extremely impressed with this book. It has all the real world information that is sorely needed, but rarely (if ever) taught in engineering schools. Tim Crich has worked on tons of records including Rolling Stones, U2,  KISS, Bob Dylan, Bryan Adams, even John Lennon. He has definitely been there, and he tells all.
Josiah Gluck - Producer, Recording Engineer

Tim Crich’s wonderful book fills a much needed niche in recording literature. The common sense approach is informative and wise, while it keeps the reader chuckling. It is required reading here at Institute of Audio Research, as it should be for all aspiring recording engineers.
M. Friedman - Dir., Institute of Audio Research, New York

This book must be read by anybody considering a career in engineering. It should be mandatory reading for those already working in the studio.
Sandee Bathgate - Manager, Warehouse Studios, Vancouver

I hope all assistant engineers get their hands on this book. It is a true and proven guide to possibly the most undefinable job ever. I wish I could have had this guide to give to starting assistants at all the studios I’ve managed. I am very impressed.
Bruce Levens - Owner, Greenhouse Studios, Vancouver

This book should be mandatory reading in every engineering school, and every assistant engineer, recording engineer and producer should use this as their bible. I’ll bet if you read this book, you will be promoted in no time. It is worth every penny.
The Music Paper

Tim’s Assistant Engineers Handbook is the most informative and hilarious
book I have ever read on the subject. I gave my son a copy, and told him to
go and get a job.
Ed Stasium - Producer, Recording Engineer

This well-crafted book is an indispensable reference for anyone aspiring to
any kind of career in the recording studio.
BAM Magazine

At last, a book effectively dealing with the psychology of session management. This book  could save years of mistakes.
E Vandersande - Vandersound Media Schools, Australia

No other audio engineering manual I know of provides insight into demeanor, protocol, and prioritization in a professional recording studio.
Carl Beatty - Associate Prof., Berklee College of Music

Incredibly practical. Assistant Engineers Handbook is mandatory reading in all of our recording engineer programs.
Tony Cottrill, Head Lecturer, SAE, Nashville

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Tim Crich wrote and illustrated both the "Assistant Engineers Handbook" and "Recording Tips For Engineers". Tim has worked on CD's such as Rolling Stones Dirty Work, U2 Silver and Gold, John Lennon Live in NYC, Aretha Franklin Who's Zoomin' Who, Bob Dylan Empire Burlesque, David Bowie Tonight, Billy Joel Stormfront, Bryan Adams Waking Up The Neighbours, Bon Jovi Slippery When Wet, and Tuff Beans We are BUFF TEENS. Plus hundreds of jingles, dance mixes, movie and television soundtracks.