Unlocking Creativity: A Producer's Guide to Making Music & Art

Series: Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Format: Softcover
Author: Michael Beinhorn

Here, record producer Beinhorn reveals how to deal with interpersonal issues record producers face when they work with artists one on one or in small groups. The situations and solutions are based upon the author's personal and professional experience working with a variety of different artists, such as Herbie Hancock, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soul Asylum, Hole, Soundgarden, Ozzy Osbourne, Courtney Love, Marilyn Manson, Social Distortion, Korn, and Mew.

Beinhorn's unique methods and perspective, applied to record producing and music making in the studio, opens the door to successful collaborative efforts. The author shows you how to find what he calls your sensory connection to the creativity process, which ultimately helps you find the intent behind your creative choices. You can read dozens of articles and books that feature a hundred different people talking about what microphones they used when they recorded Record X or how they set their stereo buss compressor, but you will never find out what prompted them to make these choices. Beinhorn's focus on collaborative effort enables record producers and artists to find solutions while working as a creative team.

This perspective is especially valuable as it is transdisciplinary and can be applied to many occupations and modes of creativity outside of record production.

$24.99 (US)
Inventory #HL 00122314
ISBN: 9781480355132
UPC: 884088950118
Width: 5.5"
Length: 7.75"
296 pages

Reviews

“Having worked with a broad spectrum of artists including Korn, Herbie Hancock, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden, Ozzy Osbourne, and Marilyn Manson, Beinhorn has not only become a master of the record making process but has also become an expert in human nature. Going beyond traditional music making books that focus on microphone and signal path selection and mixing techniques, the concepts in this book can easily be applied to creative occupations outside the music industry, and best yet, it's an interesting and engulfing read.” – ProSoundNews

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