Production Theory #1

Production Insights

(14 min / 1h23)

Larry Klein

  • Production

Join us for an insightful talk by the eminent producer, songwriter and musician Larry Klein. In this six-part series, Klein focuses on record production from a philosophical and psychological standpoint. He elaborates on a variety of topics including the many roles of a producer, artist psychology, instilling confidence and relaxation, maintaining high morale, types of artist-producer relationships, categorization by genre, stability of perspective, working hours, suggesting ideas, accepting mistakes, choosing the right take, production goals, hiring musicians, workflow, headphone mixes, monitoring with effects, recreating the spirit of a demo, directing a singer, and knowing when to finish a track.

Subtitles in English, Spanish, Portuguese

Larry Klein

About Larry Klein

Larry Klein is a multiple Grammy award-winning musician, songwriter and record producer from southern California. His early career was primarily focussed on performance, as a bass guitarist with jazz and Latin groups during college. He later appeared on a wide assortment of records in the mid-70’s and early 80’s, working with a diverse range of artists including Dianne Reeves, Bobby McFerrin, Robbie Robertson, and Neil Diamond. Klein’s work with Robertson led to other collaborations with a host...

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