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Studio pedagogy: Perspectives from record producers

King, Andrew



Evangelos Himonides


This chapter considers how educators can develop principles of music production in a digital age. It focuses upon the practices used in the audio industry from both an analogue and digital perspective. Three renowned music producers were interviewed as part of this study. The evaluation of this data involved using interpretative phenomenological analysis and revealed the importance of capturing performance in the studio, the relevance of expertise from a musical and technical perspective, how the affordances of digital technology can affect workflow and decision-making, issues surrounding listening to music and loudness, and the impact of environment and commercial pressures. What is then put forward is a framework for considering designing tasks for students and the foundations for an in-depth environmental study.


King, A. (2016). Studio pedagogy: Perspectives from record producers. In A. King, & E. Himonides (Eds.), Music, technology, and education: critical perspectives (45-66). London: Routledge.

Online Publication Date Jun 10, 2016
Publication Date Jun 24, 2016
Deposit Date Apr 29, 2022
Publisher Routledge
Pages 45-66
Series Title SEMPRE Studies in The Psychology of Music
Book Title Music, technology, and education: critical perspectives
Chapter Number 3
ISBN 9781317091516; 9781472426208
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