Category Archives for "Book Excerpt"

So You Want To Record In Jamaica

Richard Feldman on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

Although known more recently as a music publisher with his Artist First Music as well as being the former president of the American Independent Music Publishers association, Richard Feldman has an equally rich history in reggae music production. With credits of amazing reggae music stars like Andrew Tosh, Joe Higgs, Junior Reid, The Congos, I Threes and Wailing Souls, he also won […]

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Make Your Session Run More Efficiently With This Overdub Checklist

Overdub Checklist on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

An overdub session, especially one involving multiple players and parts, can deteriorate quickly into chaos without a plan. It’s easy to spend hours looking for the right performance or sound, but you can spend even more time experimenting if the producer didn’t expect that to happen and allot time for it. That’s why it pays to […]

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September 26, 2018

Ken Scott’s Inside Look At Recording The Beatles White Album

The Beatles White Album on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

The post last week from the Ken Scott bio Abbey Road To Ziggy Stardust was so popular that I thought I’d do it again. Since we’re now celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles White Album, here’s an excerpt from the book describing those sessions. I must admit that I enjoyed reading […]

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September 12, 2018

Want Your Band To Play Tight? Concentrate On These 10 Things

tight band on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

A lot of bands are naturally good because of the caliber of the musicians. Their innate talent causes them to automatically do some things that are important to band tightness, but many of the rest of us sometimes wonder why our band doesn’t seem as tight as it should be, either across all songs or […]

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Old School/New School Mixing With Bassy Bob Brockman

Bassy Bob Brockman on Bobby Owsinski's Production blog

“Bassy” Bob Brockman has a wide range of awards and credits, including more than 30 Grammy nominations with two wins, and an Oscar nomination. His many credits include Mary J. Blige, Toni Braxton, the Notorious B.I.G., Babyface, Aretha Franklin, Al Green, The O’Jays, Brian McKnight, Jodeci, Faith Hill, Korn, Laurie Anderson, Vanessa Williams, Christina Aguilera, […]

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The Difference Between Your Stage Presentation And The Big Concert You Just Went To

Stage Presentation differences on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

Many artists at varying levels of success put little thought into their stage presentation, and it shows. It’s a rare performer that can captivate an audience by his or her performance alone, and most audiences, even on a club level, expect to be entertained on multiple levels these days. In the following excerpt from my How […]

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A Look At The Decca Tree Stereo Recording Technique

Decca Tree on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

Even if you never intend to record an ensemble larger than a standard rock, pop, or jazz rhythm section, a good grasp on the many techniques for stereo recording is essential and will come in handy sooner or later. One basic stereo technique is the spaced-pair, which is two identical mics placed several feet apart and […]

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