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From Demo to Delivery

1st Edition

Edited by Russ Hepworth-Sawyer


334 pages

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From Demo to Delivery: The Process of Production discusses each stage of the typical music production process from start to finish. Beginning with the creation and development of the composition and song production, the book then traces the process from the recording, mixing and mastering stages through to marketing and distribution. This book is a must read for anyone who wants to learn the pro techniques involved in creating music from start to finish. Packed with essential information, including signposts to other sources of information at the end of each chapter, From Demo to Delivery provides a map for musicians, semi-pro and aspiring producers, engineers and music professionals interested in learning how music makes it from the an idea to the page to the studio to a demo and into the hands of the market and beyond.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Editors Preface Introduction: Demo To Delivery: The Process of Production Section A: Preparation Song Production: The marriage between Composition and Audio Production Pre- Production Capturing, Shaping and Creating the Performance: The Engineers Role in the Process ahead Section B: The Sessions The Recording Session The Mix Session What's going on The Process of Mixing Mastering What is Mastering Equalizing the album Dynamic Range 1) Macrodynamics 2) 11) Dynamic Manipulation 3) Putting the album together 4) Section C: To Market Product Manufacture- How your record is made Publicity and Radio Promotion Music Distribution and Retail Section D: Doing it Yourself The DIY Approach The Recording Process- A Guide Evaluation Sound Quality Hints and Tips

About the Editor

Russ Hepworth-Sawyer is a sound engineer and producer with extensive experience in all things audio. He is a member of the Association of Professional Recording Services and the Audio Engineering Society; a Fellow of the Institute For Learning (U.K.); and a board member of the Music Producer's Guild. Through MOTTOsound (, Russ works freelance in the industry as a mastering engineer, a producer, writer, and consultant. Russ currently lectures part-time for York St John University and Barnsley College Online and has taught extensively in higher education at British institutions including Leeds College of Music, London College of Music, and Rose Bruford College. He currently writes for Pro Sound News Europe, has contributed to Sound On Sound magazine, and has written many titles for Focal Press.

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