bookfeatureBODYimage_ZENHal Leonard Publishes Zen and the Art of Producing

Companion book to Mixerman’s popular Zen and the Art of Mixing now available.

Hal Leonard Books, the musician’s best source of books on the music business, audio technology, instrument history, and more, has published Zen and the Art of Producing ($24.99) by Mixer Iran. Following the popular Zen and the Art of Mixing, this new book provides valuable insights for both neophyte and veteran alike. Mixerman reveals all that goes into the most coveted job in record-making — producing.

In his signature style, Mixerman provides us a comprehensive blueprint for all that the job entails — from the organizational discipline needed to run a successful recording session, to the visionary leadership required to inspire great performances. As Mixerman points out, “It doesn’t matter if you’re producing a country album or a hard-rock album: the goal is to communicate with the audience in a manner they understand.”

“This book addresses the actual task of producing brilliantly. I wish every young artist and engineer I’ve worked with had read it!” – Bob Olhsson (Stevie Wonder, Jackson Five, Marvin Gaye)

“Producing a record, and doing it well, is crucially important, insanely difficult, maddeningly subtle and exquisitely complex. And all of that is to be found in this book.” – William Wittman (Cyndi Lauper, Joan Osborne, The Fixx)

“Informative and entertaining, this is a book that any (wannabe producer’ (and several established producers) should keep in their racks to constantly use as reference.” – Ron Saint German (Jimi Hendrix, Mick Jagger, Living Colour)

“The production equivalent of a Kama Sutra for the double jointed ” – Aardvark (Johnny Reed, Ren and Stimpy, Byron)

Zen and the Art of Producing is a fun-to-read guide that teaches you everything from team building and the necessary social skills, to how to pick successful projects and deal with the mechanics and the money side in an ever-changing industry.


Zen and the Art of Producing

  • Hal Leonard Books
  • Publish Date – August 2012
  • 300 pages
  • 5.5″ x 7.75″ Paperback
  • $24.99
  • ISBN 9781458402882


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