The Record Production Process: Professional Practices
An overview of the role of the record producer and their responsibility through all the stages of making a record: pre-production, recording, overdubs, editing, mixing, and mastering.
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 their 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.
Winter 2020 Schedule
These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.
Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required.