These days the role of the Music Producer is quite open to interpretation. For me I see it as a blend between creative director, advisor, project manager, music software expert, and muse.
I’ve always been fascinated by producers. Brian Eno, Nigel Godrich, George Martin, Dan Lanois, Trent Reznor – I’ve researched all of my favourite producers down throughout the years, learning as much as I can about them and their skills. Some things my favourite producers have in common are a definite “touch” of their own, a deep knowledge of music technology, an ability to work with very different artists, and a desire to create something new.