Looking to hit the studio?
Before you do make sure you know how to get the most out of it
One of the biggest mistakes artists and bands make when they want to record is they simply google search "Recording Studio" and see which one catches their eye. There are many studios around and they all offer something slightly different while varying in price greatly, so which is the best option for you? Well that's where I come in.
Since the beginning of recorded music there has been a very important person involved in the process called a Producer. On nearly every single hit record that has ever been made there has been a producer or many producers who have helped the artist make crucial decisions and ensure that the quality of the product is as high as it possibly can be. It's the producers job to oversee the entirety of the recording process from helping to arrange and pre-produce the songs, help the artist select the correct studio for the job, and ensure that what is being recorded is in line with the artists vision.
So why is a producer useful to you? There are many important decisions to make when you want to make a recording. First of all, is the song actually ready to record? The song may sound killer in the practice room but in reality most songs will need some adjustments made to the arrangement and structure before thy're ready. This is called Pre-Production. A good producer will instinctively know when a song needs adjusting and they will start to create a vision of what the song will sound like once it's been completed.
What studio is right for you? There are many different options when it comes to studios. They range from cheap and small to expensive and large and anywhere in between. A producer will have experience at all the different locations around town and will be able to give you a short list of possible options that fit your budget and will cater for your needs. If you're only recording a small acoustic piece why would you need a huge live room with a grand piano and a drum kit? You would be paying for things you have no intention of using. This is where you can save a lot of money simply by having someone that has the knowledge and experience to ensure that you are getting exactly what you need and that you're not paying to much for it.
The producer will also guide you through the recording process. They will ensure that deadlines are met and the recording is of the highest quality. They will also have extensive knowledge of the gear and equipment involved and they will select the best tool for the job.
A producer is an essential part of the recording process and should never be overlooked if you take your craft seriously and get noticed. This is only a short description of how a producer can help you get the most out of your record session and the list of things they do is far longer than I can put here.
Please feel free to get in touch with me and we can discuss your project and see how we can make it better than you had imagined.