Higher Education

A Music Producer’s Thoughts to Create By, 1st Edition

  • Keith Olsen
  • ISBN-10: 1592009859  |  ISBN-13: 9781592009855
  • 200 Pages
  • © 2006 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $18.00



Not many people have produced a hit record, let alone a platinum seller. Before you can even hope to do that, you have to understand the roles of the producer and engineer, what equipment you’ll find in a studio, how it works and how to put it to use to achieve maximum results in the studio. As a 30 year producer and Engineer of more than 200 full albums with sales over 100 million units, author Mr. Keith Olsen goes into great detail on the creative process from beginning to end. As the producer of monster-selling albums by Foreigner, Grateful Dead, Heart, Ozzy Osbourne, and a host of other meg-acts, Keith lends his unique perspective and insight on achieving success in the studio.

Features and Benefits

  • Written for all artists, musicians, engineers, and producers, from beginners through professionals.
  • Addresses the role of the producer in the recording process and the techniques used to create hit records.
  • Provides a how-to look at the creative processes involved in song and performance.
  • Covers the role of the producer, engineer, studio equipment, and how to combine all of those elements to achieve maximum results.
  • Contains a thorough glossary of terms and can be used as an effective reference guide to the production process.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Keith Olsen

Keith Olsen is the producer of such notable artists as: Fleetwood Mac, Foreigner, Pat Benatar, Rick Springfield, Santana, The Babys, Sammy Hagar, Whitesnake, Ozzy Osborne, The Scorpions, and Heart, just to mention a few. His many soundtrack albums include: Footloose, Flashdance, Tron, Vision Quest, Top Gun, That Was Then-This Is Now and many more. He produced and engineered more than 125 full albums garnering a 1 in 4 gold album ratio and was awarded 6 Grammys. He has sold over 110 million units at retail and his work appears on more than 250 albums. During the late 90’s he was headhunted by Mackie Designs, a pro audio equipment manufacturer, to design, develop, and define higher end professional products for their newly started Mackie Broadcast Professional Division. He was elected to the post of National Trustee of NARAS in 2001. From this position he has had ever increasing visibility is areas of Intellectual Property Rights, Illegal Copyright Theft, and archival of past works.