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1ns and 2s with DJ-Sticha - What is a Music Producer?

by DJ-Sticha
03 Jun 2016 at 10:22hrs | Views
T.G.I.F, it's the weekend a lotta people got paid some few days back all they wanna do is listen to some good music and enjoy their free time with their loved ones. So today I chose a lighter topic to focus on, am not going to get extremely into it I'll just touch the basics. According to your understanding, what is a music producer?. I've met a lot of  people in the entertainment industry who claim to be music producers but if I ask any of them what's a music producer no one seems to know the exact answer. If you own a laptop and have Fruity loops installed on it you instantly become a producer right?, walk with me umma try and break it down for you, just touch base in the music production and titles, am going to give you my own definition don't hesitate to comment and correct me if am wrong.

A "music producer" (or an executive music producer) is someone who makes sure that when recording a song or making a record, the end result is as good as it can be. He or she will ensure that a song is well produced and well recorded. It may mean giving the band or singer advice when it comes to certain aspects of their performance, or making sure the "engineer" is doing his job the best way possible.

A music producer understands every aspect of studio production, and is well-rounded when it comes to how instruments and voices produce recordable sound. The job may be as passive as merely listening and nodding approval, or as involved as placing microphones properly and even running a soundboard. A music producer is much the same as a director in a film, overseeing each and every detail with the hope of producing a potential hit.

What does a Music Producer do?

A music producer is the visionary for the overall sound and feel of a record or album. They visualize and imagine the end result, so they must be able to listen, experiment, and explore all aspects of music. Since producers can have a diverse set of skills, there are several potential roles they can play. Though not exclusive, some of these roles are:

Engineer -
in charge of the technical aspects of recording and mixing tracks

Composer -
writes and directs original music

Arranger -
collaborates and works for an artist to make the recorded version of the artist's song(s)

Remixer -
takes parts from a recording to make a new version

Musician -

performs the instrumental or vocal part of a track

Mentor -
passively follows and helps an artist make decisions on their record

Project Manager -
in charge of making sure the album gets produced; from hiring the right people to getting the job done and making sure all deadlines are met

A producer's skill is not directly tied to their technical knowledge of music, like playing an instrument or understanding how the technology works, though that is a huge help. Their main role is overseeing the entire production of an album, from working with sound engineers, managers, songwriters and artists, and creating a cohesive environment where all parties can work together and produce an album that gets everyone excited. Most importantly, the producer is in charge of making a song sound the way he or she thinks it should sound to be competitive within its market(In our case we do all in one sizibiz' amaproducer, thanx to digital softwares).

What is the workplace of a Music Producer like?

The typical workplace of a music producer is in a music studio where the majority of time is spent working with sound engineers and artists to perfect the production of a song. While a lot of time is spent with other professionals, there is also time spent alone in the studio making a track sound just right. Music producers sometimes work long or irregular hours to meet deadlines.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and take extra care of yourselves.

Masicobelane ngolwazi, masikhulisane emculweni.

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Source - DJ-Sticha