Music Production Interview

Here’s a copy of a quick interview I did with one of my readers who’s working on his degree in music production. I thought you guys would like to check it out. Pretty interesting stuff. (Thanks Tim!)

How did you become involved in music production?

I grew up in a musical family. Everybody played an instrument and/or sang. I took piano lessons as a kid, picked up a guitar as a teenager and started writing songs. Then I discovered recording…and I couldn’t stop. 🙂

How have you been educated in production? Do you think official education is necessary?

I actually got a bachelors degree from Middle Tennessee State University (near Nashville, TN) in Recording & Production Technology. While the things I learned there are INVALUABLE…you certainly don’t need a formal education to learn how to produce. What makes great producers isn’t their head knowledge, it’s their musicianship, their creativity.

A formal education might help you learn the techniques faster, but you can certainly do it on your own, too. See “Do I have to go to college to be a recording engineer?”