Music production can be a drawn-out process, but the whole process can be divided up into 5 stages, namely songwriting, tracking, editing, mixing, and finalising the track.
The Song Writing Stage
This is often regarded as the most creative part of the journey. Get the creative process going by brainstorming and putting musical concepts together. Every musical component of the song you are writing should translate into a harmonious piece of music that has a distinct melody and rhythm.
Arranging and Organising The Music
Start to arrange and organise a selection of instruments and sounds within the larger timeline of the song. This means organising your thoughts about how the music will support the lyrics during the process of recording the various instruments.
The Editing Process
Editing music was much harder once, but digital editing tools have made it possible to capture a great musical performance with ease. Think clearly about editing the track, as overdoing it might leave it without the feeling and emotion that you initially wanted to add to it. Editing needs to balance a track and not remove elements that sound good.
Mixing Instruments and Sounds
The mixing process is one of the most enjoyable parts of recording music, as it is here where the artist joins the instruments, vocals, sounds, and rhythm to produce something that is truly unique. People appreciate a good mix, so it is important to spend a lot of time combining every element of the song to create a masterpiece.
Finalising and Mastering The Track
Recording artists can treat this stage as the final part of the mixing stage, but others refer to the final stage as the ‘’mastering’’ stage. During the mastering process, a sound engineer will use hearing and equipment to refine the track and to pick up minor deficiencies in the mix. Professional mastering engineers are adept at producing the final product.
Aspiring recording artists and sound engineers can produce and record their own music with the right skills and equipment. Follow the Music UK channel for more insights into the music industry.