Producer/Film Composer/Keyboardist/Writer CJ Vanston (Spinal Tap, Toto, Ringo Starr) has teamed up withnotable producer/engineer and YouTube Auteur Warren Huart (Aerosmith, Ace Frehley, The Fray) to release an informative video pertaining to record production and songwriting through Produce Like A Pro.
In this 1 hour 17 minute interview filmed at Vanston’s studio, he tells us how he worked his way up in the industry and points out the skills he believes are essential to be successful. He shares many cool insider stories about Spinal Tap, Joe Cocker, Jeff Beck and Carol King, but most importantly, he lets us know about his approach to composing and record production.
Vanston also shares tips & tricks that he picked up by working alongside some of the top producers, writers and engineers in the industry: From Al Schmitt, to Barbara Streisand and gives you tips on how to work with bands and artists to produce the best records possible: “The job of a producer is to create a vibe and a safe environment where you are not afraid to f*ck up. That’s where the music grows.