LONDON RECORD PRODUCTION
What makes a decent record producer?
Written by Julian at Joules Productions
Having worked for over 20 years with hundreds of recording artists, the first thing is trying to work out exactly what an artist wants to do. Some know precisely, whilst others think they know, however are indecicive and somewhat confused with language of music styles and feel. With this, I ask for music references of released tracks as a form of direction.
Stop and Listen!
During decades of working with singer-songwriters, both in and out of the studio has provided a strong knowledge of what works to make songs credible. Listening and feeling a song is a must as a producer, which fills up the inspiration.
Our record production focusses in on what artists love musically. We then find the direction through sound exploration with sub genres and include a sound that is either clean, dirty and whatever feels right.
As well as experimenting and exploring sound creation, we are real musicians and specialise in improvisation, structures and listening to one another. We know the market and are open to various approaches.
- Writing of memorable melodies
- Dynamic chord progressions that move with lyrical content
- Reflective vocal performances and guidance
- Vocal harmony arrangements
- Instrumentation performances that work with the song content
- Sound design to reflect the genre and mood of the song
- A mix that reflects the style, mood and artist dynamics
- Introducing new music and sound elements to keep the listeners' interested throughout.
An extensive background in music analysis, harmony and improvisation is an important roll in what happens behind the scene at Joules Productions London recording studio.
You will work with a professional music producer that pushes boundaries through vast knowledge to make lyrics and melodies really shine for success.
The recording studio includes dozens of acoustic, amplified and synth instruments. These include guitars such as a Japanese '91 Telecaster and 1972 Gibson S1. Keyboards such as a 1976 Fender Rhodes MK1 Piano, 1971 Wurlitzer 200a, Steinway P Vertegrand, a Sequential Circuits Prophet 6, 1979 Jen SX1000 synth and a 1986 Ensoniq SQ80. There are also the Arturia V7 Collection, Korg Legacy, M1, MS20, Polysix, Monopoly and Legacy.