The Art of Producing, 1st Edition

  • David Gibson
  • Maestro Curtis
  • ISBN-10: 1931140448  |  ISBN-13: 9781931140447
  • 312 Pages
  • © 2005 | Published
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"The Art of Producing" lays out a specific process for producing a music project from start to finish. Throughout the book, you will acquire specific skills and techniques for producing a high-quality production, and you will explore the many values that must come together along the way. From working with virtual recording, virtual instruments, vocal techniques, and MIDI tracking to picking a recording studio, and everything in between, "The Art of Producing" offers well-grounded concepts that have been tested and proven through years of success. Take these concepts, adapt them to your own personal style, and you will end up with a successful process that works for everyone involved.

Table of Contents

Types of Producers and Productions
Finances, Organization, and Politics
Visual Representations of Imaging as a Tool for Production
Music Theory Printer
The Pre-Production Process
Structuring and Critiquing the Eleven Aspects
Higher Level Concepts
Producing in the Studio
Overall Production Goals
Digital Audio Production
Tapping into the Source: Inspiring Creativity
Balancing Creativity and Mass Appeal
Moment-to-Moment Awareness
Choosing a Producer
Selling Yourself as a Producer

Meet the Author

Author Bio

David Gibson

David Gibson has engineered and produced albums in a wide range of styles of music – acoustic rock, jazz, rock, new age, heavy metal, rap, hip-hop, and electronica. He 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 in San Francisco. Gibson has also done recording for James Brown’s band, Bobby Whitlock (Derek and the Dominos), the Atlanta Rhythm Section, and Hank William’s Jr.’s band, as well as having worked with members of the Doobie Brothers, Lacy J. Dalton’s band, Herbie Hancock’s band, and It’s a Beautiful Day. Gibson is also the inventor of the patented “Virtual Mixer” mixing plug-in which uses 3D visuals to control a mix.