Montclair, NJ (August 10, 2012)-Hal Leonard Books has published Zen and the Art of Producing by Mixerman, the 300-page follow-up to his previous tome, Zen and the Art of Mixing.
The new book provides insights for both neophyte and veteran alike. Mixerman reveals all that goes into the most coveted job in record-making: producing. In his signature style, Mixerman provides a comprehensive blueprint for all that the job entails, from the organizational discipline needed to run a successful recording session, to the visionary leadership required to inspire great performances.
As Mixerman points out, “It doesn’t matter if you’re producing a country album or a hard-rock album: The goal is to communicate with the audience in a manner they understand.”
“This book addresses the actual task of producing brilliantly. I wish every young artist and engineer I’ve worked with had read it!” – Bob Olhsson (Stevie Wonder, Jackson Five, Marvin Gaye)
“Producing a record, and doing it well, is crucially important, insanely difficult, maddeningly subtle and exquisitely complex. And all of that is to be found in this book.” – William Wittman (Cyndi Lauper, Joan Osborne, The Fixx, Too Much Joy, The Outfield)
“Informative and entertaining, this is a book that any ‘wannabe producer’ (and several established producers) should keep in their racks to constantly use as reference.” – Ron St. Germain (Jimi Hendrix, Mick Jagger, Living Colour)
“The production equivalent of a Kama Sutra for the double-jointed.” – Aardvark (Johnny Reed, Ren and Stimpy, Byron)