The Recording Path
Depending on the purpose of your recording and your budget, the process can vary. Below are some options for recording. These are not fixed in stone as we are very flexible, and can add or subtract according to your needs.
Just want to have a basic recording for your songs to listen to at home - This is your cheapest option but also will not be fully mastered and at professional 'release level' quality. Yes we will mix it down and do some basic producing. That said, it will still sound fantastic to put in your car CD player or on a USB to play on your computer and impress your friends.
Demo to hand out to venues for promotion to help get gigs - Demo recordings are recorded, mixed down and produced in house. This will give you a great sounding CD/USB for promotion - It makes your demo recorded on your phone in the lounge room sound like a joke. Remember, first impressions count with venue managers. If it sounds good, you are more likely to get hired.
Single or Full Album - This is the be all to end all option. When it is time to get your music up and out there this option is the way to go. The recordings will be recorded, mixed, and produced in house, then sent off to Mr Mark Smith of Real Productions to be mastered. Mastering is an essential part of the 'release quality' recording process to give them overall balance, flow and sparkle. The difference between a mastered and non-mastered recording is astonishing. Time spacing between songs is also done at this point.
At Little Room Studio we have at our disposal many professional session musicians that can be hired to play on your recordings too. Besides from players, we have artwork people and CD/USB manufacturers on our books so your whole project can be sorted.
TIPS ON RECORDING
If you are new to studio work there are a few things you should do before coming in. This will save you time and money and make the whole process run a lot smoother.
- Learn your arrangements - This is stating the obvious but you would be very surprised to know how many people don't.
- Make sure your timing is good - practice with a metronome a little to get used to a click track. You may think you have great timing, but once the click track goes on in the studio, everything is laid bare.
- Have an idea of what instruments you want on your recording all the way down to little percussion things like bells or whistles. A clear pathway saves you money and the engineer pain
- We have a great deal of experience with arrangement and production of songs, so if you need a hand refining your arrangement to get your song sounding great, talk to us. We are here to help you get the best possible final product.
We are here to discuss all of this with you if you are not sure what you need to do so contact us on - 0400 404079