Various roles in production, artist psychology and perspective, maintaining high morale, reaching potential
Types of artists and relationships, gut feeling vs. commercial viability, categorisation by certain styles
The importance of curiosity, accepting mistakes, suggesting ideas, stability of perspective, working hours
Knowing the right take, the illusion of relaxation, production goals, adding and removing parts, finishing a track
Engineering and performing on your own productions, hiring musicians, workflow, headphone mixes
Monitoring with vocal effects, printing effects, recreating the spirit of a demo, directing the singer
Production Theory #1
Production Insights(11 min / 1h23)
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
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...