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Articles Tagged Producers

  • Tuesday, September 06, 2016
    Howard Cummings 09/06/16 09:08 AM,
    From the October 1976 issue of the late, great Recording Engineer/Producer (RE/P) magazine, Howard Cummings interviews a legend of the industry, producer/engineer Alan Parsons. Howard Cummings: How did you get involved in this business? Alan Parsons: Well, I started playing piano when I was 6 or 7 and started playing flute when I was 13. Then I gave up for awhile and kind of lost interest in playing music and had more interest in listening to it. When I was… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureEngineerStudio

  • 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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  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016
    Bobby Owsinski 05/17/16 05:59 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   The overdubbing stage can be something as simple as fixing or replacing some of the basic tracks (like the bass, rhythm guitar, solos, and lead vocal) or as complex as adding sophisticated layering of horns and strings, multiple guitars, keyboards, and background vocals. It’s also the phase of the project during which the most experimenting is done, since even the most meticulously designed parts sometimes don’t work and require some alteration. The… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerStudio

  • Monday, March 14, 2016
    Howard Massey 03/14/16 04:23 PM,
    Editor’s note: This originally ran in 2011 as an excerpt from Howard Massey’s “Behind The Glass Volume II,” which features more than 40 all-new, exclusive in-depth interviews with many of the world’s top producers and engineers. Joe Chiccarelli is a chameleon. Not literally, of course. But unlike many producers whose sonic stamp is immediately recognizable (a Roy Thomas Baker or a John Shanks, for example), you’d be hard pressed to identify a Joe Chiccarelli “sound.” It’s hard to believe that… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureProductionAudioAnalogDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerMixerStudioTechnician

  • Wednesday, March 09, 2016
    PSW Staff 03/09/16 10:28 AM,
    The music industry has lost a legend. Sir George Martin has passed away at the age of 90. The former head of EMI’s Parlophone Records recognized the potential within the Beatles, namely the vocal harmonies between John Lennon and Paul McCartney. His work with the band led to 23 Number One hits in the US and 30 in the UK. He is credited with adding the engineering skills of Geoff Emerick to the trail-blazing team after Norman Smith, the Beatles’… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureNewsEngineerStudio

  • 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
    Filed in: RecordingNewsBusinessEngineerStudio

  • 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
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureStudy HallBusinessEngineerMicrophoneStudio

  • Monday, October 05, 2015
    Bobby Owsinski 10/05/15 06:38 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   A couple of new file formats are upon us, but just how much that will rock the music industry is yet unknown. Native Instruments has finally released Stems, an open-file format that allows up to 4 independent elements that can be independently manipulated. The Stems format is aimed at DJs who want to do remixes of songs during a performance by mixing elements from multiple files. That said, Stem files will play… 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
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAVBusinessEducationEngineerManufacturerTechnician

  • Wednesday, July 22, 2015
    PSW Staff 07/22/15 03:31 PM,
    Barrie Gledden has recorded music for MTV, Disney, Nintendo, Nickelodeon, and for television, films, and video games—and those are just the highlights of his career. While his resume is extensive, his advice to those looking into buying API gear is decidedly more succinct: “Do it. Don’t even think about it.”           How did Gledden, an international producer and writer, become so decided on API gear? The answer to that is simple, too; he upgraded from modules… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAnalogConsolesEngineerManufacturerStudio

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