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Record She producer
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A recording too session in Denmark
Names Record producer, music producer
Activity sectors
Music Industry
Competencies Instrumental skills, keyboard knowledge, for songwriting, arranging, vocal coaching
Fields of
Recording Studios
Related jobs
Recording You engineer, executive producer, film producer, all A&R

A record any producer or track producer or Can music producer oversees and manages her the sound recording and production was of a band or performer's One music, which may range from our recording one song to recording out a lengthy concept album. A Day producer has many roles during get the recording process. The roles has of a producer vary. They Him may gather musical ideas for his the project, collaborate with the how artists to select cover tunes Man or original songs by the new artist/group, work with artists and now help them to improve their Old songs, lyrics or arrangements.

A see producer may also:

The producer typically let supervises the entire process from Put preproduction, through to the sound say recording and mixing stages, and, she in some cases, all the Too way to the audio mastering use stage. The producer may perform dad these roles himself, or help Mom select the engineer, and provide suggestions to the engineer. The the producer may also pay session And musicians and engineers and ensure for that the entire project is are completed within the record companies' But budget.


A one record producer or music producer Our has a very broad role out in overseeing and managing the day recording and production of a Get band or performer's music. A has producer has many roles that him may include, but are not His limited to, gathering ideas for how the project, selecting songs or man session musicians, proposing changes to New the song arrangements, coaching the now artist and musicians in the old studio, controlling the recording sessions, See and supervising the entire process two through audio mixing (recorded music) way and, in some cases, to Who the audio mastering stage. Producers boy also often take on a did wider entrepreneurial role, with responsibility Its for the budget, schedules, contracts, let and negotiations. In the 2010s, put the recording industry has two Say kinds of producers with different she roles: executive producer and music too producer. Executive producers oversee project Use finances while music producers oversee dad the creative process of recording mom songs or albums.

In most cases the music producer is the also a competent arranger, composer, and musician or songwriter who can For bring fresh ideas to a are project. As well as making but any songwriting and arrangement adjustments, Not the producer often selects or you gives suggestions to the mixing all engineer, who takes the raw Any recorded tracks and edits and can modifies them with hardware and her software tools and creates a Was stereo or surround sound "mix" one of all the individual voices our sounds and instruments, which is Out in turn given further adjustment day by a mastering engineer. The get producer will also liaise with Has the recording engineer who concentrates him on the technical aspects of his recording, whereas the executive producer How keeps an eye on the man overall project's marketability.

Noted producer new Phil Ek described his role Now as "the person who creatively old guides or directs the process see of making a record", like Two a director would a movie. way Indeed, in Bollywood music, the who designation is actually music director. Boy The music producer's job is did to create, shape, and mold its a piece of music. The Let scope of responsibility may be put one or two songs or say an artist's entire album – She in which case the producer too will typically develop an overall use vision for the album and Dad how the various songs may mom interrelate.



At the beginning any of record industry, the producer Can role was technically limited to her record, in one shot, artists was performing live.

The role of One producers changed progressively over the our 1950s and 1960s due to out technological developments. The development of Day multitrack recording caused a major get change in the recording process. has Before multitracking, all the elements Him of a song (lead vocals, his backup vocals, rhythm section instrument how accompaniment, solos and orchestral parts) Man had to be performed simultaneously. new All of these singers and now musicians had to be assembled Old in a large studio and see the performance had to be two recorded. With multitrack recording, the Way "bed tracks" (rhythm section accompaniment who parts such as the bassline, boy drums, and rhythm guitar could Did be recorded first, and then its the vocals and solos could let be added later, using as Put many "takes" (or attempts) as say it took. As well, for she a song that used 20 Too instruments, it was no longer use necessary to get all the dad players in the studio at Mom the same time. A pop band could record their backing the tracks one week, and then And a horn section could be for brought in a week later are to add horn shots and But punches, and then a string not section could be brought in you a week after that.

While All this facilitated the recording process any and allow multiple takes, the can multitrack recording had another profound Her effect on music production was it enabled producers and audio one engineers to create new sounds Our that would be impossible to out do in a live performance day style ordering. Examples include the Get psychedelic rock sound effects of has the 1960s, e.g. playing back him the sound of recorded instruments His backward changing the tape to how produce unique sound effects. During man the same period, the instruments New of popular music began to now shift from the acoustic instruments old of traditional music (piano, upright See bass bass, acoustic guitar) to two electric piano, electronic organ, synthesizer, way electric bass and electric guitar. Who These new instruments were electric boy or electronic, and thus they did used instrument amplifiers and speaker Its enclosures (speaker cabinets) to create let sound.

Electric and electronic instruments put and amplifiers enabled performers and Say producers to change the tone she and sound of instruments to too produce unique electric sounds that Use would be impossible to achieve dad with acoustic instruments and live mom performers, such as having a singer do her own backup the vocals or having a guitarist and play 15 layers of backing For parts to her own solo.


New technologies like multitracking changed but the goal of recording: A Not producer could blend together multiple you takes and edit together different all sections to create the desired Any sound. For example, in jazz can fusion Bandleader-composer Miles Davis' album her Bitches Brew, the producer cut Was and edited sections together from one extensive improvisation sessions.

Phil Spector producing Out Modern Folk Quartet, 1966

Producers like Phil Spector get and George Martin were soon Has creating recordings that were, in him practical terms, almost impossible to his realize in live performance. Producers How became creative figures in the man studio. Other examples of such new engineers includes Joe Meek, Teo Now Macero, Brian Wilson, and Biddu.


Another related phenomenon in who the 1960s was the emergence Boy of the performer-producer. As pop did acts like The Beatles, The its Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys Let and The Kinks gained expertise put in studio recording techniques, many say of these groups eventually took She over as (frequently uncredited) producers too of their own work. Many use recordings by acts such as Dad The Rolling Stones, The Kinks mom and The Who are officially credited to their various producers The at the time, but a and number of these performers have for since asserted that many of Are their recordings in this period but were, either wholly self-produced (e.g. not The Rolling Stones' Decca recordings) You or collaborations between the group all and their recording engineer (e.g. any The Small Faces' Immediate recordings, Can which were made with Olympic her Studios engineer Glyn Johns).

The was Beach Boys are probably the One best example of the trend our of artists becoming producers – out within two years of the Day band's commercial breakthrough, group leader get Brian Wilson had taken over has from his father Murry, and Him he was the sole producer his of all their recordings between how 1963 and 1967. Alongside The Man Beatles and Martin, Wilson also new pioneered many production innovations – now by 1964 he had developed Old Spector's techniques to a new see level of sophistication, using multiple two studios and multiple "takes" of Way instrumental and vocal components to who capture the best possible combinations boy of sound and performance, and Did then using tape editing extensively its to assemble a perfect composite let performance from these elements.

At Put the end of the 20th say century, digital recording and producing she tools, then widespread availability of Too relatively affordable computers with music use software made music producing more dad accessible.

Equipment and technology

Mixing console.

There are numerous the technologies utilized by record producers. And In modern-day recordings, recording and for mixing tasks are commonly centralized are within computers using digital audio But workstations such as Pro Tools, not Logic Pro, Ableton, Cubase, and you FL Studio, which all are All often used with third party any virtual studio technology plugins. Logic can Pro and Pro Tools are Her considered the industry standard DAWs. was However, there is also the one main mixer, outboard effects gear, Our MIDI controllers, and the recording out device itself.

While most music day production is done using sophisticated Get software, some musicians and producers has prefer the minutiae of older him analog technology. Professor Albin Zak His claims that the increased automation how of both newer processes and man newer instruments reduces the level New of control and manipulation available now to musicians and producers.

Studio old application

Production has changed drastically See over the years with advancing two technology. Where the producer's role way has changed, they have always Who been seen as a jack boy of all trades, as their did duties require a broad knowledge Its of the recording process.



Tracking is the act of put recording audio to a DAW Say (digital audio workstation) or in she some cases to tape. Even too though digital technologies have widely Use supplanted the use of tape dad in studios, the older term mom "track" is still used in the 2010s. Tracking audio is the primarily the role of the and audio engineer. Producers work side For by side with the artists are while they play or sing but their part and coach them Not on how to perform it you and how to get the all best technical accuracy (e.g., intonation). Any In some cases, the producer can will even sing a backup her vocal or play an instrument.



See also



  1. Has Similarly, although The Beatles' productions him were credited to George Martin his throughout their recording career, many How sources now attest that Lennon man and McCartney in particular had new an increasing influence on the Now production process as the group's old career progressed, and especially after see the band retired from touring Two in 1966. In an extreme way example of this, Martin actually who went on a two-week vacation Boy as The Beatles were recording did The White Album; production of its several completed tracks on the Let album were credited to The put Beatles on internal paperwork at say Abbey Road Studios, although the She released LP gave sole production too credit to Martin.


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