Music production is the underlying foundation of why a song sounds the way it does.
It’s what dictates the selection of instruments and the arrangement of the song structure. It’s a part of everything, from pre-production to the final mix. You take a production decision whenever you decide to on which microphone to use, which instruments to record and what sound you want.
Before you even think about the technical side of things, you need to think about the musical side.
Take these two terms, ‘music production’ and ‘audio production’ as an example.
I would say ‘audio production’ is the more technical, engineering part of the recording session, while ‘music production’ is the more musical aspect of the whole process. Without a strong song to build your engineering decisions on, your technical skills won’t count for much.
So to help you out in your musical endeavors, here are the most popular posts on music production on Audio Issues:
- What Are the Essential Ingredients of a Great Production
- What Can the Cheshire Cat Teach you About Pre-Production?
- The 4 P’s of Audio Production
- How Mexican Salsa Holds the Secret to a Great Music Production
- How To Get The Listening Skills Needed For Amazing Music Production
- How to Achieve Economies of Scale in Your Music Production
- Electronic Music Production – Drawing the Line Between Composition and Mixing
- The Must-Read Books on Music Production and Audio Engineering
- What Eurovision Can Teach You About Music Production
- The 19 Most Overused Music Production Clichés Ever Recorded
- Are You Telling Yourself These 10 Audio Production Lies?