1st Edition

Become a Competent Music Producer in 365 Days

By Sam George Copyright 2023
    246 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Focal Press

    246 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Focal Press

    Become a Competent Music Producer in 365 Days is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to the fundamentals of music-production. Over the course of a year, this book takes the reader through ten chapters covering mixing, equalization, compression, reverb, delay and modulation, automation, vocals, synthesis, and mastering.

    To combat the patchy nature of ‘fast’ online content, this book provides an accessible and easily digestible course. Each chapter is broken down into daily readings and tasks, so that each topic can be fully explored, understood, and implemented before moving onto the next, with a range of online video tutorials that offer useful companion material to the book.

    Become a Competent Music Producer in 365 Days is an ideal introduction for beginners of all backgrounds, and students in further and higher education music-production classes, as well as aspiring professionals, hobbyists, and self-taught producers, who wish to have a thorough grasp on all the fundamental topics that any experienced music producer should know.

    1. Unit One: Balancing a Mix  2. Unit Two: Panning a Mix  3. Unit Three: EQ  4. Unit Four: Compression  5. Unit Five: Reverb  6. Unit Six: Delay and Modulation Effects  7. Unit Seven: Automation  8. Unit Eight: Vocals  9. Unit Nine: Synthesis  10. Unit Ten: Mastering


    Sam George – The Producer Tutor is a songwriter, composer, producer, and educator from the UK. He’s trained in classical and popular music and is a self-taught music producer and audio engineer. From his cutting-edge recording studio in Spain, he collaborates with artists globally.

    "Sam George has broken down the fundamental elements of music production and presented them in an easily digestible format. A must read for any producer at any level."

    Dom Brown, musician, songwriter, producer, and lead guitarist (Duran Duran)

    "I love how this book brings effortless simplicity to the art of music production. I fully recommend it."

    Damian Keyes, Educator, Founder of BIMM and DK-MBA

    "A bite-sized, action-based, and investigative approach which allows readers to apply industry-standard knowledge and techniques to their creative products and projects. This book is high on my recommended reading list, and it should be on yours too!"

    Nathan Lilley, Music Educator, Innovator, and ELAM Vice Principal