Music production includes all the steps required to produce a musical work. What is behind a music production? Here we explain the basic steps of a production.
SONGWRITING / PRE-PRODUCTION IN MUSIC PRODUCTION
This is at the beginning of every music production song writing and the composition of the music. Every songwriter has a different approach - some start with one Text, others with one Song and in some productions the music is created before a text is written. It is important for every musician to find their own approach, because there is no right or wrong in music - the A&O of songwriting is to find a method that inspires your own creativity. After that he has to song arranged ie the developed idea is developed. It is looked at which parts of the song work or not, it is checked which structure fits the song and sound. 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 there should be one sketch arise, based on which the song can now be recorded.
RECORDING IN MUSIC PRODUCTION
With the sketch created, we now go to the Recording the instruments and vocals. This can in Recording studio happen or in your own home studio. So our music is already in the making. Good acoustics are important and pleasant shooting situation. The aim is to achieve the best possible result, because the song stands 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, so it is important to always adapt your workflow to the artist and try to ensure that he can deliver his best result within the production.
MIXING IN MUSIC PRODUCTION
The Mixing will ensure that the song sounds balanced and the most important elements are worked out. In the mix, all instruments are placed on an "imaginary" stage - the vocals at the center and the "band" positioned around it. It will be taken care of 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 at the end and the mix does not sound like a single mush of sound. This sound experience is achieved through the use of Compressors, equalizers, etc., in which the dynamics and the frequency spectrum are processed. 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. So it is no longer necessary to be on site.
MASTERING IN MUSIC PRODUCTION
At the end every production is that mastering. So if the mix sounds round and corresponds to the artist's ideas, the finishing touches are given here. The song will be first brought to the required volume and the overall sound of the song becomes accurate worked out or adjusted if necessary. The important, or the Added value of mastering is that after that the song will sound good wherever it ends up being heard. It doesn't matter whether it's via the hi-fi system, headphones, mobile phone loudspeakers or in the club, the music should be available to the listener everywhere edible and with that one 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, how will my music continue? Here again, a number of important questions need to be clarified. How do you get your own music on popular platforms such as Spotify, Apple etc. - this can be done via a label or via a distributor as a self-release. In each case is a special Streaming mastering to recommend. But that's usually not enough. In order for the song to succeed, the next step should be a music video be produced, the song has to be on Playlists pitched and should be distributed across different platforms, such as magazines, blogs or Radio, to be advertised. All of this is initially the task of the artist - but as a producer who wants to push his artist and his music, these tasks can ultimately contribute to the success of audio music production.
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