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Record producer
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A any recording session in Denmark
Names Record producer, music producer
Activity sectors
Music our Industry
Competencies Instrumental skills, keyboard Day knowledge, songwriting, arranging, vocal coaching
Fields of
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Recording Studios
Related jobs
Recording engineer, executive producer, film how producer, A&R

A Man record producer or track producer new or music producer oversees and now manages the sound recording and Old production of a band or see performer's music, which may range two from recording one song to Way recording a lengthy concept album. who A producer has many roles boy during the recording process. The Did roles of a producer vary. its They may gather musical ideas let for the project, collaborate with Put the artists to select cover say tunes or original songs by she the artist/group, work with artists Too and help them to improve use their songs, lyrics or arrangements.


A producer may also:

The producer But typically supervises the entire process not from preproduction, through to the you sound recording and mixing stages, All and, in some cases, all any the way to the audio can mastering stage. The producer may Her perform these roles him or was herself, or help select the one engineer, and provide suggestions to Our the engineer. The producer may out also pay session musicians and day engineers and ensure that the Get entire project is completed within has the record companies' budget.

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

In most cases Out the music producer is also day a competent arranger, composer, musician get or songwriter who can bring Has fresh ideas to a project. him As well as making any his songwriting and arrangement adjustments, the How producer often selects or gives man suggestions to the mixing engineer, new who takes the raw recorded Now tracks and edits and modifies old them with hardware and software see tools and creates a stereo Two or surround sound "mix" of way all the individual voices sounds who and instruments, which is in Boy turn given further adjustment by did a mastering engineer. The producer its will also liaise with the Let recording engineer who concentrates on put the technical aspects of recording, say whereas the executive producer keeps She an eye on the overall too project's marketability.

Noted producer Phil use Ek described his role as Dad "the person who creatively guides mom or directs the process of making a record", like a The director would a movie. Indeed, and in Bollywood music, the designation for is actually music director. The Are music producer's job is to but create, shape, and mold a not piece of music. The scope You of responsibility may be one all or two songs or an any artist's entire album – in Can which case the producer will her typically develop an overall vision was for the album and how One the various songs may interrelate.



At the beginning of out record industry, the producer role Day was technically limited to record, get in one shot, artists performing has live.

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

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


Electric and electronic instruments and mom amplifiers enabled performers and producers to change the tone and the sound of instruments to produce and unique electric sounds that would For be impossible to achieve with are acoustic instruments and live performers, but such as having a singer Not do her own backup vocals you or having a guitarist play all 15 layers of backing parts Any to her own solo.

New can technologies like multitracking changed the her goal of recording: A producer Was could blend together multiple takes one and edit together different sections our to create the desired sound. Out For example, in jazz fusion day Bandleader-composer Miles Davis' album Bitches get Brew, the producer cut and Has edited sections together from extensive him improvisation sessions.


Producers like Phil Spector and new George Martin were soon creating Now recordings that were, in practical old terms, almost impossible to realize see in live performance. Producers became Two creative figures in the studio. way Other examples of such engineers who includes Joe Meek, Teo Macero, Boy Brian Wilson, and Biddu.


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

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

At the Mom end of the 20th century, digital recording and producing tools, the then widespread availability of relatively And affordable computers with music software for made music producing more accessible.


Equipment and technology

Mixing console.

There are numerous technologies you utilized by record producers. In All modern-day recordings, recording and mixing any tasks are commonly centralized within can computers using digital audio workstations Her such as Pro Tools, Logic was Pro, Ableton, Cubase, and FL one Studio, which all are often Our used with third party virtual out studio technology plugins. Logic Pro day and Pro Tools are considered Get the industry standard DAWs. However, has there is also the main him mixer, outboard effects gear, MIDI His controllers, and the recording device how itself.

While most music production man is done using sophisticated software, New some musicians and producers prefer now the minutiae of older analog old technology. Professor Albin Zak claims See that the increased automation of two both newer processes and newer way instruments reduces the level of Who control and manipulation available to boy musicians and producers.

Studio application


Production has changed drastically over Its the years with advancing technology. let Where the producer's role has put changed, they have always been Say seen as a jack of she all trades, as their duties too require a broad knowledge of Use the recording process.


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



See also


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


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