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Q. What equipment will help me to become a producer?

I am currently doing my GCSEs at school and I know that I want to go into the music industry as a producer/recording engineer. Could you recommend me any software or equipment which will help me to become a producer/recording engineer?

Becky McGregor

Assistant Editor Sam Inglis replies: There is no software or equipment that will magically enable you to become a producer or recording engineer (which, by the way, are quite different things). If you want some good advice about these careers, I suggest you read David Mellor's two series, 'How To Become A Record Producer' and 'How To Become A Recording Engineer', which appeared in Sound On Sound in 1996 and 1999 respectively. You can read them in the online archives at our web site,