Music they say is the food for the soul of man and according to Sugar Ranking the Rabbi, ‘music is the mother of all creativity’. Every bit of it demands creativity only at it best.
The process by which music is created is known as music production. It involves writing, developing of rythms and melodies, arrangment , recording, refining and presentaion.
Today, music production is more accessible than ever before. It is getting more cheaper to manufacture a song but the factor we hold constant is that, is it talent oriented.
A music producer can have several different roles depending on the genre of music and the type of workflow.
In the traditional recording process, a music producer acts in a similar way to the director of a film.
They create a vision for the material and advise the musicians artistically on how to realize it.
During a recording session the producer acts as a coordinator and provides organizational help. They also offer creative input and notes on the musicians’ delivery and the technical choices made by the engineer.
But the term producer has come to mean a wider range of duties in other genres.
In R&B and hip-hop, the term producer most often refers to the person who created the beat the artists are singing or rapping over.
In EDM the words producer and artist are often used interchangeably and with most artists producing their own material.
Today more and more artists are opting to self-produce, even within traditional genres like rock, indie or singer-songwriter.
No matter which combination of these roles describes you best, if you’re using a DAW to create or record—you’re a music producer.
With the basics out of the way, let’s get into the pillars of music production you need to know to get started.