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 both strengthen and broaden the range of the discipline as it currently stands. Bringing together the academic study of music production and practical techniques, this book illustrates the latest research on producing music.
Focusing on areas such as genre, technology, concepts, and contexts of production, Hepworth-Sawyer, Hodgson, and Marrington have compiled key research from practitioners and academics to present a comprehensive view of how music production has established itself and changed over the years.
1 Introduction - Russ Hepworth-Sawyer, Jay Hodgson, and Mark Marrington
PART 1- Music Production and Genre
2 Socio-Technical Networks and Music Production Competencies: Towards an Actor Network Theory of Hip Hop Beat-Making - Matt Shelvock
3 Boom Bap Ex Machina: Hip-Hop Aesthetics and the Akai APC - Michail Exarchos (A.K.A. Stereo Mike)
4 The DAW, Electronic Music Aesthetics, and Genre Transgression in Music Production: The Case of Heavy Metal Music - Mark Marrington
5 Antonio Carlos Jobim: the Author as Producer - Marcio Pinho and Rodrigo Vicente
6 Compost Listening: Vaporwave and the Dissection of Record Production - Josh Ottum
7 Classical Production: Situating Historically Informed Performances in Small Rooms - Robert Toft
PART 2- Music Production and Technology
8 The Politics of Digitizing Analogue Recording Technologies - Pat O'Grady
9 Producing Music for Immersive Audio Experiences -Rob Lawrence
10 Producing 3-D Audio - Justin Paterson and Gareth Llewellyn
11 Popular Music Production in Laptop Studios: Creative Workflows as Problem-Solving Within Ableton Live - Thomas Brett
12 Real-Time, Remote, Interactive Recording Sessions: Music Production Without Boundaries -Zack Moir, Paul Ferguson, and Gareth Dylan Smith
13 Tracking with Processing and Coloring as You Go- Austin Moore
PART 3- Concepts of Production
14 Working with Sound in the DAW: Towards a New Materiality of the Audio-Object - Stace Constantinou
15 Coproduction: Towards a Typology of Collaborative Practice in Music Production - Robert Wilsmore
16 Narrative and the Art of Record Production - Alexander C. Harden
PART 4 - The Context of Production
17 "Clever" Tools and Social Technologies: To What Extent Does Wider Access to Technology Necessitate a Step Change in Approaches to Teaching Music Production? - Alex Baxter
18 Contemporary Production Success: A Roundtable Discussion With Mid-Career Music Production Professionals - Russ Hepworth-Sawyer
19 Conversations With Women in Music Production - Kallie Marie
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.