A return to regular activities might mean you’ll be stepping into a recording studio for the first time in many months. Keep these tips in mind as you prepare for your recording session. Read the post.
A music producer can be an essential part of the creative process, but make sure you know how the compensation structure works before you start your project. Read the post.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll dive into what points and when a producer should get point. But let’s start with the basics: What is the difference between a producer and an engineer? Read the post.
Dealing with money may be the most unexciting aspect of tracking your project in a studio, but budgeting for your recording session can go a long way to achieving success. Read the post.
When you’re simultaneously artist and engineer, singer and producer, there are plenty of steps you can take to lay the groundwork for a successful recording session. Read the post.
When it comes to a great performance in your next recording session, how do you summon your musical mojo and nail that transcendent take? Known as the house drummer for Saturday Night Live and recordings with Ray Charles, Sheryl Crow, Pink, Rod Stewart, Shakira, and Elton John, Shawn Pelton has built a tremendous career by capturing such in-studio magic. The top-call New York studio drummer offers performance tips on how to bring your own best playing to every take you track. Read more.
One thing that can help a recording session is simple: bring food. Sometimes, studio recordings can benefit from things that don’t involve recording music. Read the post.
Since music today is recorded professionally everywhere – from bedrooms onto laptop programs like GarageBand to 2,500-square-foot near-perfect acoustical environments attached to control rooms loaded with recording gear worth millions of dollars – it’s safe to say that almost anyone making music will be able to hire you for a professional recording session. If you’re in demand, you’ll probably get all sorts of playing opportunities from sources you wouldn’t suspect. That being said, the top three sources for session work are contractors, producers, and highly respected session musicians. Read more…