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  • The Art of Producing

    NEW "MUSIC & COMPOSING" BOOK! Available in the StudentFilmmakers.com Online Store-

    The Art of Producing
    How to Create Great Audio Projects
    2nd Edition
    By David Gibson, Maestro B Curtis

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    Paperback: 9780815369387
    234 pages
    Publisher: Routledge

    Description

    The Art of Producing is the first book to standardize a specific production process for creating a successful music project from start to finish. Learn how to develop a step-by-step process for critiquing all of the musical components that go into creating a highly refined production that works for all styles of music. The book provides a well-rounded perspective on everything that goes into producing, including vital information on how to creatively work with bands, groups and record companies, and offers insight into high level values and secrets that famous producers have developed through years of trial and error. The book covers detailed production techniques for working with today’s latest digital technologies including virtual recording, virtual instruments, and MIDI tracking. Take these concepts, adapt them to your own personal style and you will end up with a successful project of the highest attainable quality with the most potential to be become a hit – or just affect people really deeply.

    Reviews

    "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".
    - Hubert Eaves III - Producer for Luther Vandross, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin.

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    LIST OF VISUALS
    ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
    FOREWARD
    INTRODUCTION

    SECTION 1 - THE PRODUCER’S JOB

    Chapter 1
    • Types of Producers
    • What it Takes and How to Get the Job
    • Types of Projects
    • The Producing Process

    SECTION 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

    SECTION 3 - THE VIRTUAL MIXER CONCEPT

    Chapter 3 - Visual Representations of Imaging as a Tool for Production
    • Basics of Audio to Visual Mapping

    SECTION 4 - MUSIC THEORY FOR RECORDING ENGINEERS AND PRODUCERS

    Chapter 4 - Music Theory Primer
    • Time
    - Note Values
    - Time Signatures
    - Tempo
    - Rhythmical Structures
    • Pitch (Frequency)
    - Key Signatures
    - Intervals
    - Scales
    - Chords
    - Chord Voicing
    - Spreads
    - Circle of fifths
    • Volume
    - Musician Dynamics
    • Song Structures and Musical Charts
    - Phrases
    - Repeat Signs
    - Shorthand Chord Charts

    SECTION 5 - THE PRODUCTION PROCESS

    Chapter 5 - The Pre-Production Process

    • Setting up the Meeting and Doing your Homework
    • People skills
    - Deciding on Deciding
    - Passion and Referees
    - Producer Passion
    - How Important is it?
    - Consideration
    - Time Constraints

    Chapter 6 – Dynamic Flows

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

    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
    - Critiquing the whole band at once
    - Critiquing Individual Performances
    • Focus and Concentration
    • Other Contributing Factors

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

    SECTION 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

    SECTION 7 - SELECTING A PRODUCER / 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

    SECTION 8 - PROTECTING YOUR MUSIC

    Chapter 17 - Protection
    • Copyrights
    • Record Deal Points and Percentages
    • 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

    GLOSSARY
    INDEX

    About the Authors

    David Gibson has been teaching, engineering and producing groups in major 24 track studios since 1982 and is the founder of Globe Institute of Recording and Production. He has done recording for James Brown’s band, Bobby Whitlock (Derek and the Dominoes), The Atlanta Rhythm Sections, Hank Williams Jr.’s band, members of the Doobie Brothers, Lacy J. Dalton, and Herbie Hancock. Gibson is currently the #1 seller of Sound Healing music, also used in hospitals across the U.S, and he is the author of the best selling book, The Art of Mixing.

    Maestro Curtis, MALS has produced countless artists, such as Hubert Eaves III (D-Train). He has also produced his own band, Xpression, on the Kalimba Records label with executive producer Maurice White of Earth, Wind and Fire. Curtis has performed with such artists as Peabo Bryson, The O’Jays, George Benson, Phyllis Hyman, and Lenny Williams. He has also played with the Count Basie Orchestra.

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    Jody Michelle Solis
    Editor-in-Chief
    StudentFilmmakers Magazine
    HD Pro Guide Magazine
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