MEET YOUR PRODUCER
In an effort to be candid with you, the music mentor in me feels the need to break down some basic terms and understandings of this word and maybe offer some basic FAQs (seen on the right). There are many hats that people in the arts are asked to wear (besides being artists) and lines do get a little blurry from person to person. But let's get some basics down so you can better understand expectations and a bargain when you hear one!
I personally have been fortunate enough to be working with producers for the majority of my career. In all of my current and past bands, I have been working with musicians who are very musical and multi-talented people who naturally understand hooks. Because of the people I've surrounded myself with, created-with, and studied under... I can offer that experience to others.
I want to stress that a producer/artist relationship must be built upon a foundation of trust. You are effectively inviting someone who should feel like a bandmate into your art. Research me and my works and if you still want to move forward, contact me!
This is a playlist of people I've produced and worked with. All of the artists wrote their own material and as their material releases you'll see more tracks popping up.
- You're the Artist. It's your ideas and your say.
- A Producer is like an objective extra-member who might help you reimagine weaknesses like catchiness, hooks, lyrical gravitas, or reimagining of instruments used. E.G. "Let's try that on a dulcimer or a cello instead of a guitar."
- An Engineer is your doer. He makes you sound rad at the request of the artist and producer. They often went to school for this and often work for the studio.
- The Studio. This is the place you track your music at and it's normally a separate rental fee. There will be anywhere from 100K to a million dollars worth of equipment in this room. Obviously, with the rise of technology, home studios are more affordable and you can cut down on that cost. It's every musician's goal to have a home studio. #OoohButtons What's different about a real studio? Normally it's the acoustics of the space, an engineer who knows the room, and thousands of dollar worth of equipment available at your discretion. You don't know what things do, so we have producers. They DO know what things do and they'll suggest amps, swapping out drums, cymbals, microphones, preamps ... the list goes on.