MUSIC PRODUCTION

Music production includes various steps in order to produce musical work. So what is behind a music production? Let us explain the basic steps of production.

SONGWRITING / PRE-PRODUCTION IN MUSIC PRODUCTION

The first step of any music production is songwriting and the composition of the music. Every songwriter has a different approach - some start with one textothers with one song and in some productions the music is created before a text is written. It is important that every musician finds their own approach, because there is no right or wrong in music - the most important thing in songwriting is to find a method that inspires your own creativity. After that they have to have the song arranged i.e. the initial idea is developed. Firstly the song is analyzed in which parts of the song work or not, after it is checked which structure fits the song and which sound. The first questions can be, does my song claim to tell a story? Is it a commercial audio production based on current trends and song structures? What fits the genre of music in which my song moves? In the end one sketch should arise, based on which the song can now be recorded.

RECORDING IN MUSIC PRODUCTION

With the sketch created, we now go to recording the instruments and vocals. This can be done in our recording studio alternatively you can record in your own home studio. Now your own music is already in the making. Good acoustics as well as a pleasant recording atmosphere are important. The aim is to achieve the best possible result, because the song rises and falls with the recordings - a good recording quality guarantees a good result - don't fix it in the mix. It's important to take your time and test what sounds best in the song - this is where you should get creative and experiment with different effects, microphones and recording situations. Every audio project is different and poses new challenges therefore it is important to always adapt your workflow to the artist and try to ensure that they can deliver their best result within the production. 

MIXING IN MUSIC PRODUCTION

At the mixing ensures that the song sounds balanced and that the most important elements are brought out. In the mix, all instruments are placed on an "imaginary" stage - the vocals in the center and the "band" positioned around them. Great care is taken to give each instrument its space, both in the panorama and in the frequency spectrum - each instrument gets its own place. This ensures that each element is clearly audible in the end and the mix does not sound like a single mush of sound. This sound experience is achieved in using Compressors, equalizers, etc.,which process the dynamics and the frequency spectrum. To position the instrument in the panorama, panning effects such as reverb and delay are used, which give the sound the right depth. Nowadays, many studios also offer online mixing. This makes being on site no longer necessary.

MASTERING IN MUSIC PRODUCTION

At the end of every production is Mastering. If the mix sounds smooth and corresponds to the artist's ideas, the finishing touches are put on it here. Firstly the song is brought to the required volume and the entire sound of the song is worked out or adjusted if necessary. The important, or the added value of mastering is that after this process the song will sound good wherever it ends up being heard. It doesn't matter whether it's via the hi-fi system, headphones, a mobile phone, loudspeakers or in the club. The music should be enjoyable for the listener everywhere and thus being a sound experience .

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE MUSIC PRODUCTION?

Now all steps of the music production have been carried out and the final song can be released. For many, the question arises: What happens next? Here, too, there are some important questions to be answered. How do you get your music onto the usual streaming platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music etc. - This can be done via a label or a distributor as a self release. In any case, special Streaming Mastering is recommend. But that's usually not enough. For the song to be successful, the next step is to produce a music video , pitch the song to playlists and promote it through various platforms such as magazines, blogs or RadioAll of this is initially the artist's responsibility - but as a producer who wants to push their artists and their music, these tasks can ultimately contribute to the success of the audio music production.

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