Career Development

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Career Development: More Information

Grammy Winning presenters at SAE LA Tech Expo 2013

The SAE Institute (International Career Development Partner of the Music Producers Forum), organised the annual SAE LA Tech Expo at their Los Angeles campus. This is a ‘not to miss’ event that August with some of the music industry's most respected audio and music production professionals presenting throughout the two days. Read more »

Changes in the Music Industry

The music industry has undergone more rapid changes and developments than any other industry of these modern ages. From production, marketing and distribution the producer of music... Read more »

Career Development: Latest Articles

Paul Falcone – One of New York’s Finest in Audio Production

New York City Skyline

Paul Falcone is a veteran mixing and recording engineer whose work has been featured on many platinum, gold certified and Grammy winning productions. His stellar array of music credits include known and popular artists such as Anita Baker, Robin Thicke, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott, Jennifer Hudson, Monica and Keyshia Cole. Read more »

The London Music Scene: Future Producers Learning their Craft

The London Music Scene

The London music scene that dates back to the 60's, has had a profound impact on popular music that we have been listening to for the past 50 years. It has been the nurturing and breeding ground for genres like classic rock, punk rock and has launched many careers. Today, London continues to be a city that attracts tomorrow's artists and producers with the club scene providing venues for electronic dance music, and live venues that are home to the independent scene. The Music Producers Forum spoke to three international students at the SAE London campus who told us what brought them to London and what they wish to accomplish. (Running time: 4:43). Read more »

Gimmel “Young Guru” Keaton – The Sound of New York

DJ Young Guru Keaton at SAE NY

Gimmel “Young Guru” Keaton was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2011 for his work on "Empire State of Mind" by Jay-Z & Alicia Keys, and he is also been given the unofficial title of “The Sound of New York”. He has donned many hats within the music industry though his work as the audio engineer behind several notable Jay-Z albums (check the shout-outs on The Black Album), Keaton has distinguished himself as one of the Hip Hop industry’s elite technical forces behind the boards. Keaton gave series of lectures in the LA and NY SAE colleges where he trained students on technical matters, and offered his unique professional wisdom. Jesse Hagen got to sit in Keaton’s sessions. Read more »

Tutorial Beginners: Creating Beats/Loops in Logic

Drum kit in Apple Logic

Composing drum tracks or loops gives producers and songwriters the ability to quick get that feel and sound that they are after. This eliminates time delays from organising the recording of a live drum track which is extremely labor intensive in comparison. For those involved in the early stages of composing, arranging or producing a demo, electronic drum tracks are a godsend. For the modern club DJ producing electronic dance music, electronic drums are a core tool of their trade. Read more »

Core Concepts: Recording Environments

Recording Studio - SAE London - Photo: Jomar Reyes

Music is created in a multitude of environments, ranging from sophisticated and commonly expensive high-end recording studios to small bedrooms. With this in mind, serious recordists must be prepared to capture performances in any space considered suitable by music makers, including venues selected for reasons other than their sonic attributes (which may seem frustrating to those expecting to always operate under ideal circumstances). Read more »

Core Concepts – The Recording Team

Author, Lecturer, Recording Engineer and Music Producer

With today's tight budgets or with the domestic productions, we have to cover more tasks in the recording process. A traditional high end budget music production will enlist a team of highly specialised studio professional, working towards the same goal of producing that great song. Read more »