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What is Music Production? by Craig Golding, Russ Hepworth-Sawyer

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CHAPTER C-2Pre-Production

“The work for me really needs to go into pre-production. If the songs and the artist are ready, and we have a clear idea of what we need to do in the studio (including time scale), then the process of recording becomes less daunting and more relaxed, resulting (I hope) in better performances. Studios are stressful because they cost so much; the important thing in a way is for the artist never to feel that they are losing or wasting time in there!

“Once you’re in and recording with my bands, things are almost out of the producer’s hands, save just guiding the process, making certain decisions to keep things on track and within time and budget and keeping out of the way of the creative stuff. After that, ideas about mixing ...

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