Inside the Studio: How Music Producers Collaborate with Artists

Focus... Music, Grammy Winning Producer

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8 Videos (29m)
    • Introduction

    • A Producer's Presence

    • Building Relationships

    • Communication with Artists

    • Producer's Process

    • DAW Plug-ins

    • Track Skeletons for Artists

    • Conclusion


About This Class

With over two decades of experience in the recording studio, Grammy Award-winning music producer Focus... (Aftermath) has collaborated with some of the biggest names in music, including Beyonce, Dr. Dre, and Kendrick Lamar.

Over the years, he has learned all sorts of techniques for getting the best performance out of artists when recording. Now, in this 30-minute class, he passes along insights and gems to aspiring producers everywhere. Key lessons include:

  • Controlling the studio session
  • Building constructive communication with the artist
  • Creating stripped-down tracks for artists to lay vocals
  • Focus...'s favorite plug-ins when producing

This class is meant for producers looking to level up their careers through professional insights and practices. Whether you are working with an artist in a studio or remotely, these lessons will help refine your process, coach the best from the artists round you, and ultimately lead to better productions. 

26 of 26 students recommendSee All

This is definitely a must-watch class for anyone looking to go deeper in music production. Awesome!!!
Tons of Jewels in this class! Would like to see another FOCUS class just on production techniques too. However, this was well done!
Focus does a great job explaining each facet of his process as well as giving you practical ways to connect with an artist in a studio environment.





Focus... Music

Grammy Winning Producer

Bernard Edwards Jr., better known as Focus…, is a Los Angeles-based 2 time Grammy award winning record producer who first rose to fame when signed to Dr. Dre‘s Aftermath Entertainment in 2001. Over the course of his career he has produced Platinum and Gold selling records for artist including Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Mac Dre, Pink, N Sync, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé Knowles, 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes,Bishop Lamont, Tony Yayo, Stat Quo, Outlawz, The Game, Jay Rock and many more.