3 Ways to prepare for your Recording Session

Have you ever..?

...gone into the studio to record a song, or work on an album, and it just didn't go the way that you wanted it to? It can be frustrating. Right? 

After working with around 250+ artists over the past 10 years, here's a list of tips that we often share with artists during the recording process: 

#1. Memorize your song

You've all heard it before - practice makes perfect. So thinking that you can just sing off reading the lyrics from your phone is NOT going to work. Have your songs memorized. Practice the lyrics, melodies, hooks and how you want to emphasize or pronounce each word. It may sound basic, but it will make a difference! 

#2. Practice Basic Pre-Production

Singing in the studio is nothing like singing in the comforts of your home. So practice several times as though you're in the studio - recording your own vocals on a microphone with headphones. This will help you know what you sound like on a recording and where and how you can fix things. (Note: You don't need any fancy software to practice this at home.)

#3. Be Realistic About Your Time 

Map out a time budget for the session. If your session is four hours, then map out what you want to do each hour. Be specific.

4 Hour Session: (Vocal Recording)

1st Hour - Verse, intro, outro and Bridge vocals

2nd Hour - Chorus or Hook vocals

3rd Hour - Chorus or Hook Vocals

4th Hour - Clean Up and Fixes

For example, dedicate the first two hours to track the vocals/lyrics, the third hour to work on the hook and intro and the final hour to clean everything up. Rome was not built in a day. Your song most likely won't be either!

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