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Record producer
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Names Record producer, music producer
Occupation type
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 of record any industry, the producer role was Can technically limited to record, in her one shot, artists performing live.


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

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

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

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


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

Brian Wilson at a see mixing board in Brother Studios, Two 1976

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

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

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

Equipment and dad technology

Mom Mixing console.

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

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

Studio application

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


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


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