Session Tip: Hiring Session Players

So you’ve got a song written, you’re ready to bring it to life in the studio – but maybe you’re not the best drummer. You don’t have your own band, but you want your recording to be more than just a basic acoustic demo. What do you do now? It might be time to hire […]

Session Tip: Make a Song Map

I’ve been taking notes for the last few months during my recording sessions, hoping to come up with a few tips to make your recording experience run smoother. This is something that could essentially save you a lot of time and stress in the studio, and I wish that I had figured it out years […]

How To Prepare For A Recording Session

So you’ve booked some time at your favorite local recording studio, and you think you’re ready to go in! Are you really, though? What do you need to do to prepare, and what should you bring with you? Here’s a helpful guide to make your studio experience the smoothest that it can be. Know Your […]

Pro Tools Lesson: Setting Up a Great Vocal Chain

It’s time to talk about how to get a professional vocal sound, using plug-ins in Pro Tools. With so many options, it’s hard to know what’s necessary, and what’s excess. It’s important to experiment and try new things when you’re recording a song, but there are a few basic tools you’ll want to get familiar with, […]

Auto-Tune: Do or Don’t?

It’s time to talk about the facts: your favorite singers don’t sound like that. The voices that you hear on the recordings have been altered to achieve an inhuman level of technical perfection and if you want to get real, most of their “live” concert performances have been pre-recorded and altered too. It’s time that […]