The Record Production Process: Professional Practices

MUSC X 448.6
An overview of the role of the record producer and his responsibility through all the stages of making a record: pre-production, recording, overdubs, editing, mixing, and mastering.
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What you can learn.

  • Walk through the entire process of making a record from pre-production to mastering
  • Sharpen your listening skills to enhance your own productions
  • Delve into the intricacies of producing for a band compared to a solo artist
  • Learn about how to produce for a specific genre
  • Gain the performative and arrangement techniques to make your music more compelling

About this course:

This course provides an overview of the role of the record producer and his responsibility through all the stages of making a record: pre-production, recording, overdubs, editing, mixing and mastering. Topics include, how to use appropriate terminology to communicate effectively with the various members of the production team; sharpening your listening skills so you can incorporate specific elements into your own production; producing for a specific artist's genre of music and how to get the best performance from the artist; how producing a band is different from a solo artist; and how to budget for record production. You also learn arrangement techniques as well as key vocal production techniques for main and background vocals. Discover the difference between producing a mix and engineering a mix, as well as the different style of mixes that are needed before going into the mastering phase of a project. At the end of the course, you will have gained musical, emotional, performance, and arrangement techniques designed to make your music more compelling.

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