There are very few people who understand what being a producer really means, especially in recent times. Being a producer of this era is not that they just make a few phone calls, arrange the recording sessions, get the song recorded by just sitting and in cash the view.
No, this is not what producers these days really have a role in the music studios. Being a producer is not as straightforward as it seems from the far. A good producer of this epoch is a cheerleader, a guide, path shower, motivator, boss, is a person who sits in front of the computer and makes (produces) the music on its own, supports and guides the artists, and plays different roles according to the time requirements. So, a producer in contemporary times always has to see what he/she has to be at what time. Being one thing and being all in one day, is what producers of this time look like. Now, as the producers have decided to leave their chair of the boss, they have chosen to sit with the artists, make the music, and work on the song with all their efforts.
So, as the producers have a lot more work than what just really people think, they expect artists' portions of effectiveness too in their recording studios. So, here is what the producer would expect from the artist.
- Focus: The very first thing a producer would expect is the focus and the artists to be in their right headspace with the working spirit up. As at the studio, the time of the engineers is very precious too, the producers want the artists in a state of ready to work. Also, the artists who are here in the recording studio to record the song should be familiar with the tempo, the pitch they have to maintain, what things they have to deliver, and all the other things a song needs. All the producer needs the artist to be in the positive mode to record the song, with all the focus, and with a mind set to work.
- Direction Taking: The next thing that any producer would want from the artist is an artist to take directions from them. The artist should not act rigid and take the guidance and directions from the producers to record the song. After all, producers and engineers are well and more acknowledged about the recording better than the artists. So, the artists should be comfortable with the directions and should work according to them. However, if the artist strongly disagrees with any direction or suggestions, they should speak to the producers and the engineers respectfully and privately. This way, the problem can be solved in an easy manner. These things can keep the recording of the song uncomplicated with the cool minds around.
- Come prepared with your sound: Now, this point is basically for the new artists. Often what happens is, the new artists do not come prepared with the sound. However, no doubt there are lead engineers and chief engineers to help you with the sound and other things. But this is really important that you at least have something in your mind and come prepared with the same. Because if you do not come prepared with the same, it will be very time taking. Also, you might want to create something extraordinary about the song. So make sure you have some ideas, or the demo sounds prepared only to get the vision of the engineers and producers, or enhancement on the same and do not prepare the complete sound in the studio. So, discover some of them, and come up with some ideas that reflect your song and its quality.
Moreover, when you are in a studio, the producer always wants to help their artists and make something great for them. The producers always value the real talent and the artists who are co-operative and committed to the work. So, if you put in efforts and have the right potential to work, the producers will always be in your favour and happy to share their help and experience to make you successful in this world full of competition.