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Art of Producing Book – 2nd Edition

$49.95

This book provides an all-inclusive perspective on everything that goes into producing a project, and how to do it. Most producers are simply flying by the seat of their pants. Once you have finished this book, you will have a better perspective on how to produce a project than most producers. With experience you can become a major producer.

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2nd Edition
Full color throughout the whole book

This book provides an all-inclusive perspective on everything that goes into producing a project, and how to do it. Most producers are simply flying by the seat of their pants. Once you have finished this book, you will have a better perspective on how to produce a project than most producers. With experience you can become a major producer.

This book explains:
• What it takes to be a Producer
• How to become a Producer
• A simple step-by-step process for actually producing a band or group
• The high level values that major producers utilize in a production
• The variety of roles that a produce must take on

Pre-Production
The book uses the 11 aspects of a recorded piece of music from The Art of Mixing,
as a framework for analyzing a project in pre-production:
Concept
Melody
Rhythm
Harmony
Lyrics
Song Structure
Density of the Arrangement
Instrumentation
Performance
Mix
Quality of the Equipment

Producing in the Studio
Then, the role of the producer in the recording studio is covered: To create an atmosphere of detailed concentration and focus.
This book is good for:
• Anyone wanting to become a Producer.
• Any Producer who wants to hone their skills.
• Executive Producers or anyone who is funding a project. It gives the EP an overview of what it will take to do the project.
• Anyone who is doing any type of recording, because when there is no producer, the band and the engineer become the producers!
• Anyone who is shopping or considering hiring a producer in order to make the best choice and be able to work with them.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION
PART 1 – THE PRODUCER’S JOB
Chapter 1 – Types of Producers and Productions
• Types of Producers
• What it Takes and How to Get the Job
• Types of Projects
• The Producing Process

PART 2 – THE BUSINESS SIDE OF PRODUCTION
Chapter 2 – Finances, Organization and Politics
• Budgeting Scheduling and Organization
• Obtaining Financial Backing
• Dealing with Record Companies
• Establishing a Network Base

PART 3 – THE VIRTUAL MIXER CONCEPT
Chapter 3 – Visual Representations of Imaging as a Tool for Production
• Basics of Audio to Visual Mapping

PART 4 – MUSIC THEORY FOR RECORDING ENGINEERS AND PRODUCERS
Chapter 4 – Music Theory Primer

• Time
• Note Values
• Time Signatures
• Tempo
• Rhythmical Structures
• Pickup
• Pitch
• Music Intervals
• Scales
• Chords
• Circle of Fifths
• Chord Progressions
• Volume
• Song Structures and Musical Charts

PART 5 – THE PRODUCTION PROCESS
Chapter 5 – The Pre-Production Process
• Setting up the Meeting
• Homework before the Meeting
• People skills

Chapter 6 – Dynamic Flows

Chapter 7 – Structuring and Critiquing the 13 Aspects
• Concept
• Intention
• Melody
• Rhythm
• Harmony
• Lyrics
• Density of Arrangement
• Instrumentation
• Song Structure
• Performance
• Mix
• Quality of the Equipment
• Hooks

Chapter 8 – Higher Level Concepts
• Creating a Style of Music
• Order of the Songs
• Concept Albums
Chapter 9 – Producing in the Studio
• Critiquing a Performance
• Focus and Concentration
• Other Contributing Factors

Chapter 10 – Overall Production Goals
• Combining the 13 Aspects to Create a Major Production
• Overproducing
• High Level Producer Values


PART  6 – CREATIVITY

Chapter 11 – Tapping into the Source – Inspiring Creativity

Chapter 12 – Balancing Creativity and Mass Appeal (Industry Trends)

Chapter 13 – Moment-to-Moment Awareness

Chapter 14 – Songwriting

PART 7 – SELECTING OR BECOMING A PRODUCER
Chapter 15 – Choosing a Producer
• What to Look For in a Producer
• Finding a Producer
• How to Interview a Producer
• How to Present Yourself to a Producer

Chapter 16 – Selling Yourself as a Producer

• Getting the Job – Finding Bands
• Poop Sheets
• Rate Sheets

PART 8 – PROTECTING YOUR MUSIC
Chapter 17 – Protection
• Copyrights
• Publishers
• Personal (Artist) Managers
• Negotiating Record Deals

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

APPENDICES
A. Checklist of all homework to be done before the Pre-Production meeting
B. Nomenclature and Monosyllables for describing Musical and Rhythmical Patterns
C. Forms
D. Virtual Mixer Interface


“David Gibson’s Groundbreaking work is a real eye-opener for all of us, music professionals and casual listeners alike. He has single-handedly rethought the whole metaphor for the visual representation of recorded music and conjured up a brand new way to interact with it. It’s high time we took a new look at the antique user interface employed by typical MIDI and sample editing tools – and this book and video series is a great place to start.”
– Thomas “Dolby” Roberson

 

“The book covers past, present, and future music production techniques for any aspiring as well as veteran producer. I’ve seen techniques in the book that I took for granted from years of experience, (good & bad). The book pin points what every producer/songwriter/arranger/ engineer and of course DJ/producer must deal with in a simplistic and systematic approach on the road to being successful. The book includes proven secrets & tips from a wealth of successful producers.

I believe “The Art Of Producing” very rapidly, will become the aspiring Producers reference Bible. It is the most thorough book I’ve seen that goes in depth to the whole producers process of production techniques from start to finish. (I wish It had been available to me when I was searching to find out exactly what a producer does).

No one book can guarantee “Hit record” success, but I would venture to say that with the wealth of information contained inside, “The Art Of Producing can save you from endlessly scratching your head and second guessing yourself, and everyone else involved trying to achieve it”.

-Hubert Eaves III

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