Albums often come to life after great amounts of planning, practice, budgeting, and coordination. On the other hand, sometimes great albums are made without the artists even realizing they’re doing it. We study Oz Noy and Scott Healy – two cases where an unintended live tracking session turned into a live album release Read more.
While a live album can be a great opportunity to show your fan base a fresh and exciting side of your music, it can also be a risky endeavor. When you only have one chance to get things right, how do you translate the power and beauty of your live show into ones and zeros — in a way that will delight fans and not blow up in your face? Read more.
In Recording Your Live Gig, Pt. 1, we talked about strategies for making outstanding live recordings. Now we’re back with equipment recommendations to help you get the job done right. From smaller and less expensive options through to inclusive, high-end rigs, here are some ideas that will introduce you to the plentiful recording options available. Read more.
Laying down your tastiest tracks in the studio is one thing – but what if you want to capture the raw spontaneity and audience energy of a live gig? Live recordings can be a real challenge, even for the most ambitious DIY indie artist, so here are eight tips to help you capture the vibrant tracks you need. Read more.
Just as audio recording yourself as much as possible is a valuable way to analyze and critique songs, parts, and performances, making video recordings should also be standard procedure. It’s like looking in a mirror. You’re able to step back, free from the distractions of playing, singing, and putting on a show, and actually see yourself the way the audience sees you. But be cautioned; sometimes it won’t look pretty, especially in the beginning. Read more…