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Record producer
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NamesRecord producer, get music producer
Occupation type
Activity sectors
Music Industry
CompetenciesInstrumental Has skills, keyboard knowledge, songwriting, arranging, him vocal coaching
Fields of
Recording Studios
Related jobs
Recording his engineer, executive producer, film producer, How A&R

A record producer or man music producer oversees and manages new the sound recording and production Now of a band or performer's old music, which may range from see recording one song to recording Two a lengthy concept album. A way producer has many, varying roles who during the recording process. They Boy may gather musical ideas for did the project, collaborate with the its artists to select cover tunes Let or original songs by the put artist/group, work with artists and say help them to improve their She songs, lyrics or arrangements.

A too producer may also:

The producer typically supervises for the entire process from preproduction, Are through to the sound recording but and mixing stages, and, in not some cases, all the way You to the audio mastering stage. all The producer may perform these any roles themself, or help select Can the engineer, and provide suggestions her to the engineer. The producer was may also pay session musicians One and engineers and ensure that our the entire project is completed out within the record label's budget. Day



A record producer or new music producer has a very now broad role in overseeing and Old managing the recording and production see of a band or performer's two music. A producer has many Way roles that may include, but who are not limited to, gathering boy ideas for the project, composing Did the music for the project, its selecting songs or session musicians, let proposing changes to the song Put arrangements, coaching the artist and say musicians in the studio, controlling she the recording sessions, and supervising Too the entire process through audio use mixing (recorded music) and, in dad some cases, to the audio Mom mastering stage. Producers also often take on a wider entrepreneurial the role, with responsibility for the And budget, schedules, contracts, and negotiations. for In the 2010s, the recording are industry has two kinds of But producers with different roles: executive not producer and music producer. Executive you producers oversee project finances while All music producers oversee the creative any process of recording songs or can albums. A record producer who Her produces a song for another was producer without receiving recognition is one a ghost producer.

In most Our cases the music producer is out also a competent arranger, composer, day musician or songwriter who can Get bring fresh ideas to a has project. As well as making him any songwriting and arrangement adjustments, His the producer often selects or how gives suggestions to the mixing man engineer, who takes the raw New recorded tracks and edits and now modifies them with hardware and old software tools and creates a See stereo or surround sound "mix" two of all the individual voices way sounds and instruments, which is Who in turn given further adjustment boy by a mastering engineer. The did producer will also liaise with Its the recording engineer who concentrates let on the technical aspects of put recording, whereas the executive producer Say keeps an eye on the she overall project's marketability.

Noted producer too Phil Ek described his role Use as "the person who creatively dad guides or directs the process mom of making a record", like a director would a movie. the Indeed, in Bollywood music, the and designation is actually music director. For The music producer's job is are to create, shape, and mold but a piece of music. The Not scope of responsibility may be you one or two songs or all an artist's entire album – Any in which case the producer can will typically develop an overall her vision for the album and Was how the various songs may one interrelate.


At the our beginning of record industry, the Out producer role was technically limited day to record, in one shot, get artists performing live. The immediate Has predecessors to record producers were him the artists and repertoire executives his of the late 1920s and How 1930s who oversaw the "pop" man product and often led session new orchestras. That was the case Now of Ben Selvin at Columbia old Records, Nathaniel Shilkret at Victor see Records and Bob Haring at Two Brunswick Records. By the end way of the 1930s, the first who professional recording studios not owned Boy by the major companies were did established, essentially separating the roles its of A&R man and producer, Let although it wouldn't be until put the late 1940s when the say term "producer" became widely used She in the industry.

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

While this facilitated the recording let process and allow multiple takes, Put the multitrack recording had another say profound effect on music production she it enabled producers and Too audio engineers to create new use sounds that would be impossible dad to do in a live Mom performance style ordering. Examples include the psychedelic rock sound effects the of the 1960s, e.g. playing And back the sound of recorded for instruments backward changing the tape are to produce unique sound effects. But During the same period, the not instruments of popular music began you to shift from the acoustic All instruments of traditional music (piano, any upright bass, acoustic guitar, strings, can brass and wind instruments) to Her electric piano, electronic organ, synthesizer, was electric bass and electric guitar. one These new instruments were electric Our or electronic, and thus they out used instrument amplifiers and speaker day enclosures (speaker cabinets) to create Get sound.

Electric and electronic instruments has and amplifiers enabled performers and him producers to change the tone His and sound of instruments to how produce unique electric sounds that man would be impossible to achieve New with acoustic instruments and live now performers, such as having a old singer do her own backup See vocals or having a guitarist two play 15 layers of backing way parts to her own solo. Who

New technologies like multitracking changed boy the goal of recording: A did producer could blend together multiple Its takes and edit together different let sections to create the desired put sound. For example, in jazz Say fusion Bandleader-composer Miles Davis' album she Bitches Brew, the producer cut too and edited sections together from Use extensive improvisation sessions.

Producers like Phil Spector and George Martin were the soon creating recordings that were, and in practical terms, almost impossible For to realize in live performance. are Producers became creative figures in but the studio. Other examples of Not such engineers includes Joe Meek, you Teo Macero, Brian Wilson, and all Biddu.

Another related her phenomenon in the 1960s was Was the emergence of the performer-producer. one As pop acts like The our Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Out Beach Boys and The Kinks day gained expertise in studio recording get techniques, many of these groups Has eventually took over as (frequently him uncredited) producers of their own his work. Many recordings by acts How such as The Rolling Stones, man The Kinks and The Who new are officially credited to their Now various producers at the time, old but a number of these see performers have since asserted that Two many of their recordings in way this period were, either wholly who self-produced (e.g. The Rolling Stones' Boy Decca recordings) or collaborations between did the group and their recording its engineer (e.g. The Small Faces' Let Immediate recordings, which were made put with Olympic Studios engineer Glyn say Johns).

The Beach Boys are She probably the best example of too the trend of artists becoming use producers – within two years Dad of the band's commercial breakthrough, mom group leader Brian Wilson had taken over from his father The Murry, and he was the and sole producer of all their for recordings between 1963 and 1967. Are Alongside The Beatles and Martin, but Wilson also pioneered many production not innovations – by 1964 he You had developed Spector's techniques to all a new level of sophistication, any using multiple studios and multiple Can "takes" of instrumental and vocal her components to capture the best was possible combinations of sound and One performance, and then using tape our editing extensively to assemble a out perfect composite performance from these Day elements.

At the end of get the 20th century, digital recording has and producing tools, then widespread Him availability of relatively affordable computers his with music software made music how producing more accessible.

Equipment Man and technology

Mixing console.

There are numerous technologies utilized now by record producers. In modern-day Old recordings, recording and mixing tasks see are commonly centralized within computers two using digital audio workstations such Way as Pro Tools, Logic Pro, who Ableton, Cubase, and FL Studio, boy which all are often used Did with third party virtual studio its technology plugins. Logic Pro and let Pro Tools are considered the Put industry standard DAWs. However, there say is also the main mixer, she outboard effects gear, MIDI controllers, Too and the recording device itself. use

While most music production is dad done using sophisticated software, some Mom musicians and producers prefer the minutiae of older analog technology. the Professor Albin Zak claims that And the increased automation of both for newer processes and newer instruments are reduces the level of control But and manipulation available to musicians not and producers.

Studio application


Production has changed drastically over All the years with advancing technology. any Where the producer's role has can changed, they have always been Her seen as a jack of was all trades, as their duties one require a broad knowledge of Our the recording process.

Tracking is out the act of recording audio day to a DAW (digital audio Get workstation) or in some cases has to tape. Even though digital him technologies have widely supplanted the His use of tape in studios, how the older term "track" is man still used in the 2010s. New Tracking audio is primarily the now role of the audio engineer. old Producers work side by side See with the artists while they two play or sing their part way and coach them on how Who to perform it and how boy to get the best technical did accuracy (e.g., intonation). In some Its cases, the producer will even let sing a backup vocal or put play an instrument.

Many artists Say are also beginning to produce she and write their own music. too

Influential record producers

NME Use identifies some of the greatest dad producers ever.

See also


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


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