What does a music producer do?
A music producer is project manager for a recording. In addition to people skills, this can involve many technical, administrative and creative tasks, including, but not limited to;
- Communicating with technical people
- Budget & schedule planning
- Assisting with pre-production, where musical ideas are tried & rehearsed before recording
- Selecting and booking musicians
- Managing recording sessions
- Coaching artist & musicians
- Mixing, mastering and post production
- Helping stuck projects back on track to completion
- Providing musical ideas and inspiration when required
Artists often find these “behind the scenes” tasks stressful and time consuming, taking them away from their music. Employing me as music producer allows you to focus on your core talent, giving the performance of your life for a recording that will last forever.
I’ve produced music from single songs to entire albums. For your next recording, why not get in touch to discuss how I can help?
I was delighted to record and mix new band Possil Mor’s songs for their upcoming album. Led by songwriter & guitarist Bill Alexander, Possil Mor are a new band from Glasgow, Scotland, with a wonderfully varied sound. read more
I loved my time as producer of this record, and love listening to it still 🙂 It’s a fantastic blend of original rock, blues and acoustic music, and even a bit of progressive rock!read more
My private studio is available exclusively to clients, and ensures your music will be recorded, mixed and mastered to the highest standard at a competitive fixed price.read more
It was a pleasure recording & mixing these two wonderful musicians in my studio, the aim being a recording that truly represented their live performance.read more
The debut album by Broken Windows is a fantastic collection of songs written by Liz Jones and performed by some of the best musicians in Edinburgh. I feel privileged to have been given the opportunity to produce it, and can’t wait for other people to get the same opportunity to hear and enjoy it as much as I do!read more
Ronald Simone enjoyed the arrangements I wrote for his “Swing Sensation” EP so much he employed me as music producer and arranger for his next EP, where I helped him find the sound he had been searching for all his musical career. read more
Gary Kemp wrote five jazz instrumental tunes, hired 4 musicians for a 1/2 day, and booked my studio for a day to record & mix them. Some bands take this long just to get the drum sound, so how can it be done? The key is to keep the session simple, correct and flowing. read more