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TitleThe Music Productors Handbook
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Table of Contents
                            Title Page
Copyright Page
Introduction
Meet the Producers
Bobby Owsinski Bibliography
PART 1 - MUSIC PRODUCTION BACKGROUND
CHAPTER 1 - The History of Music Production
	The Early Label Era
	The Mature Music Era
	The Independent Era
	Game-Changing Producers
CHAPTER 2 - What Is a Record Producer?
	Different Types of Music Producers
	How to Become a Producer
	What Are the Responsibilities?
	Who Do You Work For: Artist or Label?
CHAPTER 3 - The Elements of Music Production
	Project Management
	Creative
	Financial
	Political
CHAPTER 4 - The Business of Music Production
	What’s My Deal?
	The Budget
	Using Union Musicians
	The Recording Fund
	A Final Word on Budgets
CHAPTER 5 - It’s All in the Song
	Let’s Discuss Your Songs
	Arrangements Are the Key
	Rules for Arrangements
CHAPTER 6 - Music Mechanics
	Dynamics
	Play Together and Listen to Each Other
	Timing Is Everything
	Turnarounds
	Tempo
	Play in Tune
PART 2 - THE MECHANICS OF PRODUCTION
CHATTER 7 - Preproduction: The Most Important Step
	Getting to Know You
	Selecting the Songs
	Preproduction Rehearsals
	Preproduction Demos
	How Long Should Preproduction Take?
	It’s the Little Things That Count
CHAPTER 8 - Preparing for the Cession
	Initial Decisions
	Selecting a Studio
CHAPTER 9 - Basic Tracks: Where the Magic Is Made
	What Are Basic Tracks?
	Setup
	How Long Are the Sessions?
	Getting Sounds
	Recording the Drums—the Song’s Heartbeat
	The Headphone Mix
	To Click or Not to Click
	Leakage Is Your Friend
	The Scratch Vocal
	Don’t Forget to Record a Tuning Note
	Don’t Forget to Record a Count-Off
	Whether to Use Session Musicians or the Band
	Listening to Playbacks
	Session Breaks
	How Do You Know When You’re Finished Recording?
CHAPTER 10 - Overdubs
	The Recording Plan
	Make It Better, Not Just Different
	Time to Experiment
	When Artistic Block Hits
	Limit the Attendees
	Recording in the Control Room
	Overdubbing Techniques
	Editing
CHAPTER 11 - Working with Your Team
	Be a Professional
	The Importance of Diplomacy
	Getting the Best out of Musicians
	Getting the Best out of Singers
	THE THREE Ps: PITCH, POCKET, AND PASSION
	The Singer Must Hear Herself
	Background Vocals Need Attention, Too
	Working with the Engineer
	Working with the Artist
CHAPTER 12 - Mixing: When It’s Make It or Break It
	The Mechanics of Mixing
	The Keys to a Great Mix
	The Master Mix
	Mixing with Mastering in Mind
	Mixing in the Box
	The Mixing Engineer’s Style
	How Much Should Mixing Cost?
	How Long Should Mixing Take?
	Alternative Mixes
CHAPTER 13 - Mastering: The Finishin Touch
	What Is Mastering?
	Why Is Mastering So Important?
	How Long Should Mastering Take?
	How Much Should Mastering Cost?
	Preparation for Mastering
	Competitive Level, Take 2
	Should You Use a Pro, or Should You Master at Home?
	Mastering for Different Delivery Formats
CHAPTER 14 - Production Checklists
	Producer Checklist
	Preproduction
	Production
PART 3 - THE INTERVIEWS
CHAPTER 15 - The Interviews
	Michael Beinhorn
	Mark Bright
	Jack Douglas
	Richard Feldman
	Gareth Jones
	Mark Plati
	Carmen Rizzo
Glossary
Index
About the Author
                        
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Table of Contents


Title Page
Copyright Page
Introduction
Meet the Producers
Bobby Owsinski Bibliography

PART 1 - MUSIC PRODUCTION BACKGROUND


CHAPTER 1 - The History of Music Production


The Early Label Era
The Mature Music Era
The Independent Era
Game-Changing Producers


CHAPTER 2 - What Is a Record Producer?


Different Types of Music Producers
How to Become a Producer
What Are the Responsibilities?
Who Do You Work For: Artist or Label?


CHAPTER 3 - The Elements of Music Production


Project Management
Creative
Financial
Political


CHAPTER 4 - The Business of Music Production


What’s My Deal?
The Budget
Using Union Musicians
The Recording Fund
A Final Word on Budgets


CHAPTER 5 - It’s All in the Song


Let’s Discuss Your Songs

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Session Breaks

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DINNER BREAKS

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About the Author


A long-time veteran of the music industry, Bobby Owsinski has produced and composed for records,
DVDs, motion pictures, and television shows. One of the first to delve into surround sound music
mixing, Bobby has worked on over 200 surround projects and DVD productions for such diverse acts
as Elvis, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, and the Ramones among many, many
others.

Currently a principle in the music production house Surround Associates and content creator 2B
Media, Bobby has also penned several hundred articles for many popular music and audio trade
publications. His three previous books:

and are now staples in audio recording
programs in colleges around the world. A frequent moderator, panelist, and program director for
various music and audio industry conferences, Bobby has served as the longtime producer of the
annual Surround Music Awards, and is currently an executive producer for the

television programs. You can learn more about Bobby and his projects
at www.surroundassociates. com, www.2bmedia.tv, and www.bobbyowsinski.com.

http://www.surroundassociates
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