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Aubrey Whitfield

▪️(Yes, a Female) Record Producer, London UK. ▪️Ambassador for Warm Audio & Ollo Audio. ▪️DM or email for Producer enquires

http://www.aubreywhitfield.com/

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I’ve learnt a lot about myself over the last 12 months. What I’ve learnt is that I work best in more intimate studio environments. I don’t know whether it’s because my studio is in my home so I feel more relaxed but there’s just something about my home studio that makes me 50% more creative than when I was in my commercial studio, which was much bigger but had the same kit and lighting. If you feel comfortable in your studio then you will be more creative and your work rate will increase. What kind of studio environment makes you feel the most creative? Or what affects your creativity? #femaleproducer #femaleproducers #musicproducer #musicproducers #musicproducerlife #mixengineer #mixingengineer #mixingandmastering #studio #studiolife #recordingstudio #recording #atthestudio #londonstudio #studioporn #audioengineer #audioengineering #studiolife #studiosetup #plugins #musicadvice #musicproduction #musicproductiontips

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THE IMPORTANCE OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT AS A PRODUCER: I’m a busy record producer. In fact, it looks like I have 26 songs in ‘the queue’ whilst I work on about 15 (I know, busy busy!) so a project management system is crucial to me being successful. I need to know who the artist is, when they hired me, how much I charged, whether I’ve been paid, where I’m up to on the production, whether revisions have been requested, and by when I need to update them. Originally I created an excel spreadsheet and manually put it all in. But I stumbled across this cloud based system by @mondaydotcom and realised I could colour code everything and even set automatic alerts so that when I change a project status to ‘song in production’ it fires off a text or email direct to the client. I can also build a team and assign tasks to my assistants or session musicians. I’ve been using this system for a week and I can’t tell you how much it’s helped me to keep on top of my projects. Monday.com don’t know me. So this isn’t a sponsored post. I just wanted other producers to know that if you are busy like me with multiple projects, then this is well worth a look. #femaleproducer #femaleproducers #musicproducer #musicproducers #musicproducerlife #mixengineer #mixingengineer #mixingandmastering #studio #studiolife #recordingstudio #recording #atthestudio #londonstudio #studioporn #audioengineer #audioengineering #studiolife #studiosetup #plugins #musicadvice #musicproduction #musicproductiontips #monday.com #projectmanagement #businesswoman

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It’s easy to forget this sometimes! Us producers have such broad roles these days ranging from overseeing production, writing, mixing, engineering, managing budgets, coaching and strategy that it’s easy to forget our core values. Our role as producers is to simply make the artist sound as good as they possibly can by taking their vision and turning it into something beautiful and worthy. That’s why we need to remember that WE work for the artist and not the other way round. Listen to the artist, learn from them, understand their strengths and weaknesses and get them to invite you into their world. Work on this basis and success will be much easier. #musicproducer #musicproducers #musicproducerlife #femaleproducer #femaleproducers #mixengineer #mixingengineer #mixingandmastering #studio #studiolife #recordingstudio #recording #atthestudio #londonstudio #studioporn #audioengineer #audioengineering #studiolife #studiosetup #plugins #musicadvice #musicproduction #musicproductiontips #quotes #inspirationalquotes #musiccareer #aubreywhitfield

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Here’s a mini throwback to me in my commercial studio in the summer of 2018 in a vocal tracking session with @montanabmusic . What I am doing in this video is essentially guiding the artist to sing in different ways to make her vocal performance sound dynamic. Often, artists turn to the producer for a bit of reassurance on how to sing certain parts as well as to figure out harmonies and vocal layers. It’s not just about letting the artist sing and that’s it. That’s what an engineer would do. A producer’s role is different - we are part of the creative process and we are there to shape the sound and coach the artist to give them the confidence to perform at their very best. It’s a real skill and judgement that took me years to master. By the way check out the song that we recorded here. It’s called My Mind by Montana B and was released last year. We both wrote it and produced it and are very proud of it! #femaleproducer #femaleproducers #musicproducer #musicproducers #musicproducerlife #mixengineer #mixingengineer #mixingandmastering #studio #studiolife #recordingstudio #recording #atthestudio #londonstudio #studioporn #audioengineer #audioengineering #studiolife #studiosetup #plugins #musicadvice #musicproduction #musicproductiontips #femalesinger #unsignedartist #femalevocals #singersongwriter #aubreywhitfield #falsetto

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I used to have this diagram on my desk when I worked for the UK Cabinet Office. It applies to all walks of life but it helps to motivate me to push myself. If we keep doing things that make us comfortable then how we will ever grow and learn? When we push our capabilities that is when we start to see the potential we never knew we had. In the music industry you HAVE to push yourself to relentless levels to even see a glimpse of success. So be brave and set yourself a goal each week to do something that’s out of your comfort zone #femaleproducer #femaleproducers #musicproducer #musicproducers #musicproducerlife #mixengineer #mixingengineer #mixingandmastering #studio #studiolife #recordingstudio #recording #atthestudio #londonstudio #studioporn #audioengineer #audioengineering #studiolife #studiosetup #plugins #musicadvice #musicproduction #musicproductiontips #quotes #inspirationalquotes #motivationalquotes #comfortzone

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I’ve redesigned my website to include a few new services! Of course, producing services but now also including mixing services, songwriting/topline writing, session vocals drum programming, vocal editing, studio hire and (coming soon) a mentoring scheme for upcoming producers which you can register interest for online. Very soon there will be free downloads and guide books as well. You can check it all out on my website and chat with me live (if I’m not in a studio session!) thanks for everyone’s support! Website link in bio #femaleproducer #femaleproducers #musicproducer #musicproducers #musicproducerlife #mixengineer #mixingengineer #mixingandmastering #studio #studiolife #recordingstudio #recording #atthestudio #londonstudio #studioporn #audioengineer #audioengineering #studiolife #studiosetup #plugins #musicadvice #musicproduction #musicproductiontips #beats #drumprogramming #mentoring

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Saw this quote from @officialwarrenbuffett and it really resonated with me. Whilst this quote applies to life generally, it’s a good one to apply to the music industry. I love working in the music industry but there’s no getting away from the fact that it can be brutal and tough and there will be no end of people who want to offer their negative opinions. Just let them wash over you and move on. I always think...if someone doesn’t like your music or you as a person then that’s totally fine - that’s their problem and their loss. You’ve got a career to build, don’t let small minds and negativity stop you. #femaleproducer #femaleproducers #musicproducer #musicproducers #musicproducerlife #mixengineer #mixingengineer #mixingandmastering #studio #studiolife #recordingstudio #recording #atthestudio #londonstudio #studioporn #audioengineer #audioengineering #studiolife #studiosetup #plugins #musicadvice #musicproduction #musicproductiontips #quotes #inspirationalquotes #warrenbuffet

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Here is a small selection of the 300 songs I’ve produced for clients in the last 24 months. You can listen to the full 2017 and 2018 showreels on my website. I’d like to thank all the amazing artists who have chosen me as their producer. I am truly grateful to all of you for helping me to live my dream career. If you are interested in me producing your next record then DM me, email me or visit my website and get in touch! Showreel featuring songs from @montanabmusic @londonalanaking @maireadgasche #femaleproducer #femaleproducers #musicproducer #musicproducers #musicproducerlife #mixengineer #mixingengineer #mixingandmastering #studio #studiolife #recordingstudio #recording #atthestudio #londonstudio #studioporn #audioengineer #audioengineering #studiolife #studiosetup #plugins #musicadvice #musicproduction #musicproductiontips #portfolio #showreel #newmusic #aubreywhitfield

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😂😂😂 I think my parents are now fairly pleased I decided to go into music producing after the ‘Aubrey, get a backup job just in case your music career goes in the pooper’ speech when I was a teenager (and, yes, this is our cat Molly having a laugh about it) #femaleproducer #femaleproducers #musicproducer #musicproducers #musicproducerlife #mixengineer #mixingengineer #mixingandmastering #studio #studiolife #recordingstudio #recording #atthestudio #londonstudio #studioporn #audioengineer #audioengineering #studiolife #studiosetup #plugins #musicadvice #musicproduction #musicproductiontips #memes #memesdaily #funnymemes #catmemes #musicmemes #cats

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The role of a music producer has evolved over the years. It used to be just a case of executing ideas on productions or performing on records. But the role of a producer has expanded into many things. But recent conservations with my friends and family has highlighted that so many people are clueless as to what we do! So....over to you guys. Tell me what you do as a producer or what you think the role of producer is! Let’s go..... #femaleproducer #femaleproducers #musicproducer #musicproducers #musicproducerlife #mixengineer #mixingengineer #mixingandmastering #studio #studiolife #recordingstudio #recording #atthestudio #londonstudio #studioporn #audioengineer #audioengineering #studiolife #studiosetup #plugins #musicadvice #musicproduction #musicproductiontips #producerlifestyle #producergrind

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See how I created a really quick and easy vocal effect for pop and EDM music using Logic Pro, Shaperbox, Echoboy and a basic stereo delay. You don’t have to be a great singer to get this kind of vocal effect. The possibilities are endless with these kinds of awesome tools @cableguysofficial @soundtoys #femaleproducer #femaleproducers #musicproducer #musicproducers #musicproducerlife #mixengineer #mixingengineer #mixingandmastering #studio #studiolife #recordingstudio #recording #atthestudio #londonstudio #studioporn #audioengineer #audioengineering #studiolife #studiosetup #plugins #musicadvice #musicproduction #musicproductiontips #echoboy #edm #edmgirls #vocalchops #soundtoys #cableguys

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