The art of the record producer

Muir, Pete (1999) The art of the record producer. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

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Abstract

The record producer has played an extensive role in the development of music aesthetics since the 1950's yet has remained virtually anonymous, save for a few notable exceptions. In this time, producers have developed an art form that exists within the design, capture and rendering of sound. This art form is distinct from the music composition and performance and should receive appropriate acknowledgment. This paper identifies the defining factors of art. These elements are explored through theoretical and practical discussions to establish the artistic contributions of the producer. Through the use of technique - the producer's craft in recording technology, and through the use of form - the producer's design of various layers of recording from composition to mastering, they control the artistic outcomes of the record, which ultimately impact aesthetically on the listener. Therefore the producer is indeed an artist.

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ID Code: 35916
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Additional Information: Presented to the School of Media and Journalism, Queensland University of Technology.
Keywords: Sound recordings Production and direction, thesis, masters
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright Pete Muir
Deposited On: 22 Sep 2010 13:03
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2017 03:43

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