Kinda like P. Diddy.. he knows how to tell a producer what to play and make a hit but I don't think he even makes beats or does editing or mixing at all.. he is probably just present in the studio and just tells them how he wants it.. yet his is executive producer and co producer of all his proteges.SamAddams said:What about "producers" like George Avakian who produced Miles Davis' Columbia sessions? He NEVER played an instrument, composed a song, or arragned anything. As a matter of fact, MOST producers in the 40's, 50's, and 60's never played. They just put together the sessions. So with that being said, are we all "producing?" Just wanted to play devil's advocate for a little while!!!
And like Timbaland using Danja behind the scenes all these years and Jimmy Douglass as engineer
and Dre with Storch, but they finally came to light because their talents are undeniable.