Zen and the Art of Producing (Trade Paperback)


“. . . a fearless, erudite and witty writer and thinker. Buy this book. Buy all of Eric Sarafin’s books. NOW.” —Dave Pensado (Christina Aguillera, Beyoncé, Pink)

“This books addresses the actual task of producing brilliantly. I wish every young artist and engineer I’ve worked with had read it!” —Bob Olhsson (Stevie Wonder, Jackson Five, Marvin Gay)

“Producing a record, and doing it well, is crucially important, insanely difficult, maddeningly subtle and exquisitely complex. And all of that is to be found in this book.”  —William Wittman (Cyndi Lauper, Joan Osborne, The Fixx)

 “Informative and entertaining, this is a book that any ‘wannabe producers’ (and several established producers) should keep in their racks to constantly use as a reference.”  —Ron Saint Germain (Jimi Hendrix, Mick Jagger, Living Colour)

The production equivalent of a Kama Sutra for the double-jointed. —Aardvark (Johnny Reed, Ren and Stimpy, Byron)



Providing valuable insights for both neophyte and veteran alike, Mixerman reveals all that goes into the most coveted job in record-making—producing.

In his signature style, Mixerman provides us a comprehensive blueprint for all that the job entails; from the organizational discipline to run a successful recording session, to the visionary leadership that inspires great performances. As Mixerman points out, “It doesn’t matter if you’re producing a country album or a hard-rock album: the goal is to communicate with the audience in a manner they understand.”


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