Template talk:Music production
The best criteria I can think of is a list of notable producers whom have a distinctive quality conjured by their engineering innovations or musical experimentations, and/or are distinguished from others for one good reason or another. I'm not familiar with Nile Rodgers, but from what I can determine:
...all easily-recognizable people that have somewhat served great progress in music production.
I would nominate:
- Jeff Lynne: Muddy, over-compressed and direct style is present in every recording he's made since 1985
- Gary Usher and Curt Boettcher: Produced the Sagittarius album Present Tense and Boettcher recorded the first known use of reverse echo in a pop song. Both were very big proponents of sunshine pop and produced dozens of records in their vein.
- Brian Eno: Oblique Strategies. I doubt anyone would dispute his inclusion.
- Lenny Waronker and Russ Titelman: Not entirely familiar with these people except that they've produced an overwhelming amount of artists during the 1960s through to the 1980s.
- Bruce Botnick: Not familiar with this guy either. But he did produce Forever Changes, and (apparently) invented what's called the "Farkle" effect on the album Song Cycle.