Production Seminar #1
Production Seminar #1
Early production techniques, relevance today, industry in Miami & L.A., studio environments
Music in nature, human feel, quantization, simplicity, mental reset, knowing when to finish
Beat-making, sample creation, top-line melodies, beatboxing, leaving space for the artist
Timbaland's mentors, A&R personnel, online vs. physical collaboration, successful teams
Longevity, fellowship, inspiration, creative blocks, trends, opportunities, having a vessel
Ego vs. skill set, acquiring production knowledge as a mixer, learning new tools, teaching
Encouraging creativity, competition with fellow producers, staying humble, confidence
Losing clients, finding your own sound, effective drum samples, track listen & commentary
We're beyond excited to release our first series featuring the phenomenal music producer Timbaland and the two outstanding mixers, Dave Pensado and Jaycen Joshua. Hosted at Studios La Fabrique, this eight-part installment brings you a profound conversation between them. They discuss the trajectory of Timbaland's fascinating career, his production approach, and the unique style that he has infused into countless hit records. Tim shares details of the creative process behind projects with Missy Elliott, Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado, Jay-Z, and other premium acts. He recounts how he began making beats with curated samples, and explains why some aspects of his early workflow are still crucial – yet often overlooked – in today's world. He stresses the power of human feel, groove, and imperfection as attributes of music that connect so strongly with listeners. He also elaborates on other topics including trends, competition, ego, team-building, and much more!
Jaycen Joshua’s career in the music business began at age fifteen, when he began working at MCA and Motown records under the mentorship of Jheryl Busby Later, he undertook a Marketing / A&R position at Dreamworks, then joined MTV as a show developer and Viacom in the advertisement division.
Timbaland is a multiple Grammy Award-winning record producer, rapper, singer, songwriter and DJ from Virginia, USA
His first full-credit production work was in 1996 for the debut album of R&B artist Ginuwine; Within the following two years, he garnered further attention from his work on records by Missy Elliott and Aaliyah, as well as his debut solo album, 'Tim's Bio’.
Dave Pensado is counted among the recording industry’s most distinguished mix engineers
His career began in Atlanta in the 1970s, where he engineered sound for live shows and studios; He relocated to Los Angeles in 1990, and has since mixed countless hit records by Christina Aguilera, Pink, Shakira, Beyoncé, Flo Rida, Afrojack, Michael Jackson, Kelly Clarkson, Elton John, and Jill Scott, to name but a few.