Who are the best music producers in your area? How do you find a music producer? How do you know if they are the best? How can a song producer help you? Those questions are answered, in this article, by Kip Allen, highly-respected Drum Workshop Artist, songwriter, and music producer in Nashville. Call Kip the next time only the best will do for your project.
What do the best music producers do?
Music production is the process by which music is created, captured, manipulated, and preserved so that it can be distributed and enjoyed. All of the recorded music that you know and love exists because it went through the production process, no matter how well-known or underground a recording may be, and no matter how minimalist or maximalist it sounds.
Professional music production is creative and technical. It requires well-developed listening skills, a good handle on recording technology, a deep musical knowledge, and effective project management and leadership skills by a music producer, also known as a record producer.
In many ways, a quality music producer is not created through hard-work and training; the “best of the best” are born with a talent few will ever have. That is not to say that hard-work and training are inconsequential, because they are not, but without that extra “something” which all great music producers have, the results will always be short of perfect.
Describing great music production is a bit nebulous. You won’t know it until you hear it.
How do you find a music producer in your area?
Finding a music producer in your area is as simple as making a few phone calls. Ask around. Call the local college. Call the local music venues. Network, go online, start the search. It will not take long before a few names rise above all the rest, names which are mentioned by everyone who is active and relevant in your local music community.
How do you know if they are the best music producers?
This is a tricky question to answer. Yes, there are music producers in your area who will be recommended by most musicians, but the one which is the best for you is the one you work the best with, and who seems to have the best handle on what it is you are trying to accomplish as a musician. It really boils down to a personal preference, one based on feel.
Do you really need a song producer?
If you want the best for your song, you hire the best for production of that song. It’s as simple as that. And, if you can’t afford the best, if you are working on a shoestring budget, you find the best you can afford and hope for the best. Yes, that is a nebulous answer to the question, but it is the truth as we know it in the music business. Great music producers are expensive to hire. You may not be able to afford one. You may have to produce your own music, but it is never a good option unless it is your only option.
A final word about Kip Allen
Since 2008, Kip Allen has been a trusted and highly-sought after session musician, songwriter, and music producer. Call Kip the next time you are looking for the best. His track record speaks for itself. Being respected in Nashville means you have paid your dues and you have some serious “game.”