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Perspectives on Music Production


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This series, Perspectives on Music Production, collects detailed and experientially informed considerations of record production from a multitude of perspectives, by authors working in a wide array of academic, creative and professional contexts. We solicit the perspectives of scholars of every disciplinary stripe, alongside recordists and recording musicians themselves, to provide a fully comprehensive analytic point-of-view on each component stage of music production. Each volume in the series thus focuses directly on a distinct stage of music production, from pre-production through recording (audio engineering), mixing, mastering, to marketing and promotions. 

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Mastering in Music

Mastering in Music

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Russ Hepworth-Sawyer, Jay Hodgson, Matthew Shelvock, Rob Toulson, John-Paul Braddock
November 30, 2020

Mastering in Music is a cutting-edge edited collection that offers twenty perspectives on the contexts and process of mastering. This book collects the perspectives of both academics and professionals to discuss recent developments in the field, such as mastering for VR and high resolution...

Gender in Music Production

Gender in Music Production

1st Edition

Russ Hepworth-Sawyer, Jay Hodgson, Liesl King, Mark Marrington
April 22, 2020

The field of music production has for many years been regarded as male-dominated. Despite growing acknowledgement of this fact, and some evidence of diversification, it is clear that gender representation on the whole remains quite unbalanced. Gender in Music Production brings together industry...

Cloud-Based Music Production: Sampling, Synthesis, and Hip-Hop

Cloud-Based Music Production: Sampling, Synthesis, and Hip-Hop

1st Edition

Matthew T. Shelvock
February 25, 2020

Cloud-Based Music Production: Samples, Synthesis, and Hip-Hop presents a discussion on cloud-based music-making procedures and the musical competencies required to make hip-hop beats. By investigating how hip-hop producers make music using cloud-based music production libraries, this book reveals...

Pop Music Production: Manufactured Pop and BoyBands of the 1990s

Pop Music Production: Manufactured Pop and BoyBands of the 1990s

1st Edition

Phil Harding, Mike Collins
July 11, 2019

Pop Music Production delves into academic depths around the culture, the business, the songwriting, and most importantly, the pop music production process. Phil Harding balances autobiographical discussion of events and relationships with academic analysis to offer poignant points on the value of...

Innovation in Music: Performance, Production, Technology, and Business

Innovation in Music: Performance, Production, Technology, and Business

1st Edition

Russ Hepworth-Sawyer, Jay Hodgson, Justin Paterson, Rob Toulson
July 08, 2019

Innovation in Music: Performance, Production, Technology and Business is an exciting collection comprising of cutting-edge articles on a range of topics, presented under the main themes of artistry, technology, production and industry. Each chapter is written by a leader in the field and contains...

Producing Music

Producing Music

1st Edition

Russ Hepworth-Sawyer, Jay Hodgson, Mark Marrington
March 22, 2019

During the last two decades, the field of music production has attracted considerable interest from the academic community, more recently becoming established as an important and flourishing research discipline in its own right. Producing Music presents cutting-edge research across topics that...

Audio Mastering: The Artists: Discussions from Pre-Production to Mastering

Audio Mastering: The Artists: Discussions from Pre-Production to Mastering

1st Edition

Russ Hepworth-Sawyer, Jay Hodgson
October 02, 2018

Audio Mastering: The Artists collects more than twenty interviews, drawn from more than 60 hours of discussions, with many of the world’s leading mastering engineers.  In these exclusive and often intimate interviews, engineers consider the audio mastering process as they, themselves, experience...

Mixing Music

Mixing Music

1st Edition

Russ Hepworth-Sawyer, Jay Hodgson
December 13, 2016

This series, Perspectives On Music Production, collects detailed and experientially informed considerations of record production from a multitude of perspectives, by authors working in a wide array of academic, creative, and professional contexts. We solicit the perspectives of scholars of every...

What is Music Production?: A Producers Guide: The Role, the People, the Process

What is Music Production?: A Producers Guide: The Role, the People, the Process

1st Edition

Russ Hepworth-Sawyer, Craig Golding
October 27, 2010

To complete an album, a producer needs to know what goes into capturing great music and teasing out inspirational performances from artists. As a producer, you are guiding not only the music, but also the business and the technical aspects of an album. What Is Music Production? is a "...

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