ABSTRACT

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