R/E/P Community

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

Pages: [1] 2 3  All   Go Down

Author Topic: Has there ever been a truly successful Producer/Artist?  (Read 6552 times)

Bubba--Kron

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 47
Has there ever been a truly successful Producer/Artist?
« on: March 17, 2011, 06:26:57 pm »

I'm wondering if there are any artists who have successfuly produced their own recordings.  The only one I can think of is Trent Reznor.   

Is this impossible, even with all the apropriate tools at ones disposal?

Is it like Tom Hanks trying to make Forest Gump all by himself?

Is this kind of thing a bad direction to go in?

Thanks
Logged
Cheers, Bryan Richards

bleen

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 9
Re: Has there ever been a truly successful Producer/Artist?
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2011, 07:38:42 pm »

I'm wondering if there are any artists who have successfuly produced their own recordings.  The only one I can think of is Trent Reznor.

Chris Walla/Death Cab?
Logged
don gunn
mixing guy
http://www.dongunn.com

Tim Halligan

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 84
Re: Has there ever been a truly successful Producer/Artist?
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2011, 09:48:09 pm »

Define "successful".

Cheers,
Tim
Logged
An analogue brain in a digital world.

Jeff Goodman

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 4
Re: Has there ever been a truly successful Producer/Artist?
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2011, 09:57:21 pm »

Prince comes to mind
Logged

zakco

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 26
  • Real Full Name: Zak Cohen
Re: Has there ever been a truly successful Producer/Artist?
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2011, 12:20:48 am »

Daniel Lanois?
Logged

rosshogarth

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 48
Re: Has there ever been a truly successful Producer/Artist?
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2011, 12:57:31 am »

Prince
Todd Rundgren

just a start
Logged
The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.

The standard of success in life isn't the things. It isn't the money or the stuff. It is absolutely the amount of joy that you feel.

Mo Facta

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 23
Re: Has there ever been a truly successful Producer/Artist?
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2011, 05:51:21 am »

Didn't Imogen Heap produce (and I think engineer) her albums?
Logged
Quote from: Slipperman
That'll learn those arrogant LA *bleeps*.

http://shiftedaudio.co.za
http://gregbester.xp3.biz

franman

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 35
  • Real Full Name: Francis Manzella
Re: Has there ever been a truly successful Producer/Artist?
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2011, 07:20:32 am »

Nile Rodgers....
Logged
Francis Manzella
President - FM Design Ltd www.fmdesign.com
Managing Director - Griffin Audio USA www.griffinaudiousa.com

tooold

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 4
Re: Has there ever been a truly successful Producer/Artist?
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2011, 08:42:34 am »

There was this guy named Paul McCartney...  and there was this other guy named Stevie Wonder... they were sort of successful...
Logged

Rader Ranch

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3
Re: Has there ever been a truly successful Producer/Artist?
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2011, 11:25:42 am »

Jack White, Sufjan Stevens, Frank Zappa, Lisa Germano, Leon Russell, Koop...gosh, I mean, there are a ton, aren't there? But then I'm defining successful simply by my level of enjoyment of the work, combined with the fact that there's some implied level of success in having work that exists and is distributed or otherwise available in some fashion.
Logged

mellow

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1
Re: Has there ever been a truly successful Producer/Artist?
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2011, 02:01:06 pm »

Curtis Mayfield
Stevie Wonder
Logged

Michael Brauer

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 51
Re: Has there ever been a truly successful Producer/Artist?
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2011, 02:52:28 pm »

except for Chris Walla who is truly amazing, can anyone come up with artists from the last couple years?
Logged

peteAndrews

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3
Re: Has there ever been a truly successful Producer/Artist?
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2011, 10:09:48 pm »

i'd say sufjan is pretty amazing.

-pete
Logged

Bubba--Kron

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 47
Re: Has there ever been a truly successful Producer/Artist?
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2011, 04:54:40 am »

Has any of these guys ever mixed their own record?


Cheers
Logged
Cheers, Bryan Richards

Michael Brauer

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 51
Re: Has there ever been a truly successful Producer/Artist?
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2011, 08:34:28 am »

ray charles, if we're gonna go way back, also produced his own records. And he used to mix it also.

Logged
Pages: [1] 2 3  All   Go Up