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Articles Tagged Producers

  • Friday, July 29, 2016
    hal leonard
    PSW Staff 07/29/16 10:05 AM,
    The Music Producer’s Handbook, Second Edition has just been published by Hal Leonard, revealing secrets to becoming a music producer and producing projects in any genre of music. Among the topics covered are the producer’s multiple responsibilities and all the elements involved in a typical production, including budgeting, contracts, selecting the studio and engineer, hiring session musicians, and even getting paid. The Music Producer’s Handbook, Second Edition also covers the true mechanics of production, from analyzing, troubleshooting, and fixing a… View this story
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  • Thursday, February 25, 2016
    PSW Staff 02/25/16 10:55 AM,
    The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing‘s ninth annual GRAMMY Week celebration was held Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Village Studios in West Los Angeles. The event is focused on the contributions made by recording, mixing and mastering engineers and record producers whose technical expertise and creative brilliance earn these professionals working behind the glass GRAMMY Awards and nominations of their own. The annual gathering was created specifically to honor individuals who strive for audio excellence and, as described by… View this story
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  • Tuesday, December 22, 2015
    Robert Carr 12/22/15 02:10 PM,
    From the June 1983 issue of the late, great Recording Engineer/Producer (RE/P) magazine, Robert Carr delves into the career of one of the most accomplished and respected producers in the industry. In 1950, Al Schmitt started work at Apex Recording in New York City, alongside chief engineer Tom Dowd. The studio thrived on sessions for many of the top R&B groups of the Fifties — The Drifters, Clyde McPhatter, and The Clovers. But by 1958, after stints at several smaller… View this story
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  • Thursday, July 23, 2015
    PSW Staff 07/23/15 09:00 AM,
    Three co-hosts have been announced for the second annual Pensado Awards, an award show created by the producers of the online video series Pensado’s Place. Co-hosting will be producer-engineers Chris Lord-Alge (Muse, Pink, Foo Fighters, Avril Lavigne, Green Day, Daughtry, Paramore, Black Eyed Peas), Sylvia Massy (Tool, System of a Down, Johnny Cash, Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Young Guru (Jay Z, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey), with an additional co-host to be announced soon. Lord-Alge and Young Guru are returning after… View this story
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  • Monday, July 20, 2015
    Bobby Owsinski 07/20/15 04:42 PM,
    Most musicians who play club gigs in the United States don’t belong to the Musicians Union since they don’t feel that it has much to offer them. While that may or may not be the case, everything changes when you’re working on a union gig for record label or a symphony orchestra, because that’s where the union guarantees a reasonable wage rate and demands that your employer contributes to the union pension fund. But what happens if you’re a producer… View this story
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  • Monday, June 29, 2015
    PSW Staff 06/29/15 07:15 AM,
    On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing and Pacific Northwest Chapter will host “From Mic to Mix” at Seattle’s London Bridge Studios.  Taking place from 7 to 10 p.m., the event will highlight the latest recording technologies from Harman Professional brands AKG, dbx, JBL Professional and Lexicon in a real-time recording application. The event will featuring producer Mike Clink (Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses, Megadeth), and Seattle-based singer/songwriter Star Anna. The recording session will be coupled… View this story
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  • Friday, June 26, 2015
    PSW Staff 06/26/15 07:50 AM,
    The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing announced during CE Week in New York City, that it has embarked upon the creation of a series of Hi-Res Production Guidelines. The goal is in further clarifying the technology and techniques essential to producing great high-resolution music. In June 2014, a coalition that included the Consumer Electronics Association, Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group and The Recording Academy agreed upon a common definition for… View this story
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  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015
    PSW Staff 04/14/15 03:35 PM,
    On Saturday, April 18, 2015, the team behind Pensado’s Place, the weekly web series for engineers, mixers and producers, will travel to Washington, D.C., for a free roundtable discussion and music event dubbed Capital Jam. Presented by The Recording Academy‘s Washington D.C. Chapter in collaboration with The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing and Studio202DC, the event will take place at the Howard Theatre (620 T Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001).  Along with Pensado’s Place co-hosts Dave Pensado and Herb… View this story
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  • Thursday, March 12, 2015
    PSW Staff 03/12/15 02:36 PM,
    Multi-platinum selling music producer and songwriter Jake Gosling has added an Audient ASP880 to his already gear-packed Sticky Studios in Surrey (UK), where he devotes much of his energy to developing fresh, new musical talent. Noted for his work with a young Ed Sheeran back in 2007, Gosling confirms that, “This is something I’ve always been passionate about, and will continue to do.” And as a vintage analog gear fan, he already owns ASP008s and didn’t need persuading to add… View this story
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  • Thursday, March 05, 2015
    PSW Staff 03/05/15 02:28 PM,
    Noted multi-platinum producer and songwriter Paul O’Duffy is utilizing an Audient iD22 USB AD/DA interface and monitoring system in his north London studio, primarily citing the unit’s transparency and ease of use. “I don’t want to hear it coloring the sound too much,” he says, explaining how he’s been using the iD22 to record lead vocals and also as an interface to mix through. “I want the flexibility to color the sound elsewhere post or pre. The iD22 is very… View this story
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