What's A Producers greatest tool?

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by RecorderMan, Nov 5, 2002.

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  1. RecorderMan

    RecorderMan Distinguished Member

    Mar 28, 2001
    What's A Producers greatest tool?

    My answer after a few of yours.
  2. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    Quality songwriters and killer musicians. The formula for all the hits of the golden age
    60's, 70's and 80's! Just ask Don Kirshner.....Fats
  3. Bob Olhsson

    Bob Olhsson Distinguished Member

    Feb 13, 2001
    Nashville TN
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    The ability to consistently inspire people to perform beyond what they believe are their limits.
  4. basper

    basper Guest

  5. RecorderMan

    RecorderMan Distinguished Member

    Mar 28, 2001
    Fats as usual came close and/or surpassed my answer:
    A great phone book! e.i. players, writers,engineers, rooms, ect. When you make connections keep those numbers and stay in touch. Make a list of all the great players in your area, and what they're good at. A list of rooms, of rental gear.
    When you have a new client, nothing looks better than calling the cats that make you look great.
  6. Tony C

    Tony C Guest

    Yep, I agree totally, this is the one tool (talent) that makes a producer the real deal... the rest of the BS could easily be left to any good mananger type meatball.
  7. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001
    The balls to do the unexpected.
  8. RecorderMan

    RecorderMan Distinguished Member

    Mar 28, 2001
    As in picking a great song? Working up a great arrangement?
    Coaxing great perfoemances?
    In todays corporate enviorment, I would agree that this has become "unexpected".
    Great players , engineers, ect can help create an enviorment that lets the unexpected happen.
    Chaos Theory anyone?
  9. soundphaRm

    soundphaRm Guest

    When chaos theory becomes Chaos Magick... :eek:

    "Any sufficiently advanced form of science will appear indistinguishable from Magick." - Arthur C. Clark...

    ...remember this also works in the obverse...
  10. audiowkstation

    audiowkstation Active Member

    Jun 29, 2001
    Greatest tool is Trust.
  11. droog

    droog Active Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    1. platinum ears (and the space between them)
    2. golden tongue (see entries above)
    3. eyes of steel (to stare down the a$r creeps)

    newcastle, oz
    (soon of paris, france)
  12. droog

    droog Active Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    plus the fatties, of course, and fletcher's balls
  13. alfonso

    alfonso Active Member

    Dec 4, 2002
    planet earth
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    and love for music...

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