So, you’re thinking about recording? While the idea can be as terrifying as exciting, there is no reason why you should be scared. There are a few things to think about before walking into a professional recording session, but the most important thing is to remember to have fun and focus on the music. Here are five things to expect throughout your recording process.
Preparation is key when getting ready to record music. Write your song, practice, and rehearse. You don’t have to get it perfect all in one shot, but you need to know enough to perform it while recording.
Define your Vision
Have a discussion with your audio engineer. What are your goals, what do you hope to get from this project? Let him know the direction you want the project to go in and decide on a tone and feel for the music.
This is where the fun begins. The first tracks will be recorded to set the composition and design of the piece. The initial tracks will serve as the baseline for your song and all other tracks will be layered against it. Expect to do a lot of takes and each instrument and vocal will need to be recorded separately to capture the best sound. It may feel like tedious work, but it will be worth it in the end.
This is where the final touches will be made. All tracks will be put together, any additional instrumentals, and effects will also be applied to enhance the music. Make sure to work closely with your audio engineer to ensure that the track is developing the way you like it. Here at Ashcraft Studios, we require that you be present throughout the whole process so we can guarantee your happiness with the final product.
Enjoy Your Song
The rest is up to you. With your newly recorded and mastered song in hand the rest is up to you. You can keep it and share it with your friends, or promote it and share your vision with the world. The opportunities are endless and once you’ve got one recording under your belt you can be sure that you’ll want to do it again and that’s okay!
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