Technical Guidelines for Producers and Engineers
Although in many ways the music industry’s transition from an analog to a digital world has increased convenience and creative choices, it has also presented new challenges and problems for those working in the field. This fact has prompted many members of the P&E Wing to collaborate in volunteer committee groups to address these problems and provide solutions.
The documents found at the links below are the result of those collaborations. If you have comments regarding these documents please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Recommendations for Delivery of Recorded Music Projects
- Recommendations for Surround Sound Productions
- Digital Audio Workstation Guidelines for Music Production - Full Version
- Digital Audio Workstation Guidelines Quick Reference Guide
Description: Documentation is a critical part of any recording project. The following are examples of documentation sheets for recording, mixing and transfer sessions as well as a suggested media ID label. We hope you will find these tools useful to help provide the important information that should accompany your project from start to finish.
- Media ID Label
- Media ID Label Instructions
- Session Document: General Recording Map
- Session Document: Mixing
- Session Document: Track Sheet
- Session Document: Tracking
- Session Document: Overdubs
- Session Document: Transfers
The producer of a recording project is responsible for supplying accurate crediting information to the designated person at the record label or media company who is authorized to receive that information for the purpose of compiling printed or metadata album credits.
- Producer GRAMMY® Award Eligibility Crediting Definitions
- Engineer GRAMMY® Award Eligibility Crediting Definitions
The Recording Academy and P&E Wing have created a recommendation document for basic crediting best practices.
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