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Zen and the Art of Producing Kindle Edition
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One thing that I did find odd - he's deliberately chosen "her" as the default pronoun throughout the book. Everything is "If the recordist wants to make it 0db, let her" or "Don't let the manager do that - tell her no", etc. It's just weird and each time I read "her" it just seems forced and takes me out of the stream of reading that I'm in. It's not that "her" is incorrect nor am I trying to be sexist; it just comes across as a deliberate "writing technique" instead of just flowing inline with the book.
Simply put, if you're interested in producing recorded music, there is no book I've ever come across that I would more highly recommend!
Ok, now that you're back, this book is down right fantastic.
Practical advise about producing a record, both the obvious, and the VERY subtle. Everything you need to know about preparation, pre-production, everything you need to know about producing records, is in this book.
Eric's style is to the point, and entertaining as hell. Super knowledgeable, and most importantly, experienced.
Give this book a read, and you'll shortly pick up the rest of the Zen series.
If you play, record, mix or produce in any capacity, you'll get much more than entertainment here. You'll swear he's been standing behind you at some of your own sessions. And you may be interested to find that some of your own preferred production methods are fully relatable to Mixerman's best practices.
A very important read, far and away the best I've ever come across.
Read all three of his books and come to know what he knows about making records, and everything that goes with it.
As far as actual "Producing", I feel it was more about managing bands in the studio, then "Producing" music. Then again, in this day and age, people have different ideas on what being a Producer or "Producing Music" means.
Much of the book seemed dedicated to managing bands in the studio.