How is a Record Producer Different than an Engineer?

By Chris Jacobie / December 25, 2017 / 0 Comments

Imagine singing your heart out. Then, after the take, you turn to the recording engineer and ask for his or her opinion on your performance. 9 times out of 10, they’ll say: “Well… I don’t know… I think it was good… What do you think?” And you won’t know. It’s Extremely Difficult To Judge Your…

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Can’t I Just Produce and Record Myself?

By Chris Jacobie / December 18, 2017 / 0 Comments

Good question. After all, GarageBand comes on every Mac. Shouldn’t anybody be able to produce their own recording? I wish I could say, “yes” …but I’d be lying. I know what you’re thinking. “But what about Bon Iver? He recorded his debut album alone in a cabin. And Nirvana made their first record for 600…

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Which Type of Record Producer Do You Need?

By Chris Jacobie / December 11, 2017 / 0 Comments

When my clients Sam & Jenn from Ryvoli, came to me they were understandably a little apprehensive… Why? Because they’d already attempted to record their songs with three other producers. They weren’t happy with any of these recordings. In fact, they were even ashamed of some of them. Luckily, they were smart enough to keep…

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What Does a Record Producer Actually Do?

By Chris Jacobie / December 4, 2017 / 0 Comments

A few months ago, a young singer-songwriter messaged me on Facebook. He wanted to setup a time to talk. Even a few seconds into the conversation, I could tell by the sound of his voice… He was frustrated about the state of his career. He was overwhelmed with not knowing how to take his career…

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