Tag Archives: Music Production

Figuring Out How to Leverage Your Wisdom

I’m not young any more.  It pains me to write that, as I am sure it would pain most people, but why?  What’s wrong with being the age you are?  What has age got to do with your art?  Aren’t … Continue reading

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Flounce Later

Recently, I was listening to a radio documentary dissecting the way the late, great George Martin produced the Beatles’ most iconic music.  Considering the state of the technology he had to work with, it’s utterly remarkable that the results he … Continue reading

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Difficult Collab Conversations

In the Disney, fairy tale version of music production, the story goes something like this: a group of brilliant and talented musicians collaborate, in the studio, to voluntarily and cheerily create a true masterpiece.  No money changes hands.  The art … Continue reading

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The Constrictions of Project Studios

Not so much now, because big studios have become almost extinct, like dinosaurs, but about a decade ago, it was fashionable to bemoan the music being produced in small, project studios and home studios.  Many of the arguments made, back … Continue reading

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Bringing Your “A” Game to Collaborations

There is an unconscionably cruel joke which asks, “Was Ringo Starr the best drummer in the world?” to which the riposte is, “The world?  He wasn’t even the best drummer in the Beatles!” For those that aren’t aware, it’s a … Continue reading

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How to Produce Music

Tony Visconti is the producers’ producer.  If you have heard any popular music at all, in the last four or five decades, then the chances are high that you’ve heard his work.  It was fascinating, then, to see him post … Continue reading

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Mixing as a Performance; Music as an Experience

I’m old enough to have tried to mix a sixteen track tape down to stereo, without mixing desk automation, having abused the tracks on my multi-track tape to cram more than sixteen instruments into my song, by the simple expedient … Continue reading

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