These are general tips for recording in a studio. Sometimes they are a bit open doors and not everything applies. The most important rule is of course “there are no rules”.
Make Sure the Songs You Want To Record Are In Correctly
If you want to save costs, make sure the numbers are well worked out. Working out or adjusting songs in the studio can take a lot of time. If everyone’s compositions are good, they are quickly on tape (or disk) and you can concentrate on the ‘feel’. Also work out the vocal and backing vocal parts well. Not infrequently, a band only discovers in the studio that the vocals are incorrect or complete. Also agree on the beginning and end of a song.
Plan and Prioritize
Decide how many songs you want to record and decide which songs have priority. Discuss the ambition level with the band and the studio, is it a demo or should the result just be 100%. For a multi-day session, make a schedule and discuss it with the podcast studio in las vegas nv.
Practice Even Without Singing
Practice the songs without singing too. If the songs are repeated often, the voice of the average singer-singer does not improve.
Sample Recording of Your Songs
It’s a good idea (if you have the opportunity) to make a simple test recording of the songs you want to record. You can then already see if you want to make improvements before you enter the studio. When you hear your songs in the studio for the first time, it can sometimes be very surprising.
What Is The Core Of The Song?
For each song, try to think of what should happen to the listener. This can include the text, the groove or an “attitude”. With a studio recording you have to try to turn on what you want to happen. In contrast to a live show, everything has to be conveyed by the music and there is therefore no image.
Determine the Tempo of Each Song (BPM)
It is useful to determine the tempo at which you want to record the song in advance, even if you are going to record without a click track. Discussions sometimes arise during recording as to what tempo should be played. It feels different for everyone at that moment. If you have determined the tempo in advance on the basis of a good rehearsal room recording, you can be sure that you are in the right place and we can tap with a metronome so that you start each take at the same tempo.
It is better to book 3 studio days of nine hours each, than two days of twelve hours. Recording is very concentrated work. By not going too long, you ensure that you stay fresh and focused. Go to the supermarket before going into the studio. Do all the shopping before going into the studio. It often happens that the entire recording process comes to a standstill because a band member stands in line at the checkout of the supermarket. Don’t set your goals too high. It is better to record and mix three songs well than to do half the work with six songs.