On Producing Music

Most people don’t understand how much work is put into making that music they listen to every day. Its one thing to write music, to write a song and lyrics and then its another thing to put that music on a CD. It takes a lot of work and expertise to do so, to produce music. Music production is an extremely intriguing, time consuming and expensive process. Music production is an art form in itself. It takes a lot of dedication and motivation and is the back bone of the music industry. Music production involves the responsibility of an individual, or group, to create, shape and mold the overall process of creating a work of music from finish to end. Music producers are conceived of as luminary figures in the industrial complex of the music business; high paid artists, mostly men, who trade in excess to move product. Producers who are just starting out will probably need to keep their fees low to attract clients. As you build a reputation and become better known among musicians, you can charge more. Ok so lets see what it takes to produce music. A producer in general terms is the person who brings everything together. It is the person who finds the artists, the person who makes the final call for what product will be made. A central role of the producer is to figure out and get the whole process in place. Getting all the gear, booking the recording studio and so on. The most important part of the music production process is to get all the sounds from the instruments on a tape. Tape could not necessarily be a tape it could be a hard drive or any other medium. To do so, to get all those audio signals on a tape a music producer will need a mixing console. Mixing consoles are expensive, and you don't want to have to pay for that too. Mixing consoles are used in many applications, including recording studios, public address systems, sound reinforcement systems, broadcasting, television, and film post-production. An example of a simple application of a mixing console would be to enable the signals that originated from two separate microphones that are being used by vocalists singing a duet for example to get them through heard through one set of speakers simultaneously. Mixing consoles are the heart of a sound reinforcement system. What mixing consoles do is to mix, equalize and add effects to sound sources and they play an integral role in the music production process. Music Blog

1 comment:

tina said...

this is right.. producing music is an art all on it's own. =)