Pre-production: the what, why and how

Ever been stuck for two hours just trying to nail down one drum fill?

Or start rewriting lyrics and melodies when you’re supposed to be laying down the lead vocal?

Yeah, I’ve been there…

There’s only one way to eliminate these sorts of problems.

And that’s pre-production. 

I took some time to answer some of the most common questions I get about pre-pro, such as:

  • What, exactly, is pre-production and why should I do it?
  • A few different ways you can go about doing pre-pro (In the studio? In a practice space?)
  • How long you should spend and how much to charge
  • When is prepro not important?

My aim is to give you a clear idea of how you should be doing it so that you’ll be able to work it into your projects with confidence.