Can I Produce Myself?

I wanted to talk a little about producing yourself, which is something that I have done since my first recording for Wooden Nickel/RCA, though I did have a co producer on the first two albums and on the Freelance Human Being CD (–you’ll have to scroll down to the FHB review). With the exception of those three, it’s been me calling all the shots for the remaining seventeen albums.manwife.jpg

In the first article about producing I talked about choosing a producer and working with a producer. For most of us, that simply isn’t an option, so we end up producing ourselves. Not an easy job for a variety of reasons. In order to produce yourself, you need to have at least these four things:

1. The ability to listen to yourself critically and admit when something wonderful you

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