One of the questions I get asked the most is “What can I do to prepare for my session?”
Do you have a pulse and the capacity for self-expression? If so, I will wager you also feel the crushing weight of your mistakes almost every day.
Before hitting my main output busses, I have 6 subgroups that all of the tracks in my session get assigned to.
I always start with the music, or melody first. Rarely, if ever, do I start a song by writing lyrics.
Arguably the most important element of the song, the lead vocal is one of the hardest things to get just right.
Recording studios from LA to NYC want you to think that your music is going to sound better because of all of the gear filling the room. Truth is? It’s not!
Inspiration can come from anywhere, at anytime. But, who knows when that will happen and where you’ll be when it does?
Guitars are the focus and foundation of almost all heavy music, and getting them right is no easy task. Before we dig in to deep to the specifics of metal, I recommend you check out my previous blog post 5 TIPS TO A HUGE GUITAR TONE!
Not all guitars are made equal, and picking the right guitar for the part is going to make the biggest impact on nailing the tone.
You've done your research. You've googled all of the recording studios in your area, listened to examples and read reviews, right? Good! But, should that be the end of your research trail?