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post Aug 29 2007, 07:38 PM
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Hi! I will be going into a recording studio for my first time soon. Can any one give me any advice as to what I should prepare and what are the usual steps once your in the studio? Thanks


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post Aug 29 2007, 08:37 PM
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Rent an Audio Engineer(is that the right name?) if your going into the studio the first time. He can help you get the sound you want on the record. It's just a waste of money if you go there by yourself without any recording experience cause you'll be spending the hole time figuring out what pro-tool does what effect and which button you got to push next. With the help of a proffessional you'll get a far better result.


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post Aug 29 2007, 09:45 PM
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Great! I hope you'll have a lot of fun!

Make sure you know all your parts. In a studio time is money as you know..
Also bring your tuner and a metronome. Determine the tempos in advance..

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post Aug 29 2007, 10:02 PM
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They will most likely have you all play together at first to get a backing track down, including a guide vocal, then go back and overdub vocals and maybe lead guitar parts.


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I agree with David. Get your parts down. You'll want to redo all mistakes you make, which means more takes, which is more time. The less mistakes you make, the less you'll have to go over it.
There's nothing worse than listening to yourself on a record, knowing that you've made a mistake, and it's in the final cut. "Oh no here it comes... here it comes... ooofff, I hate that flat note!" It will haunt you forever.

Usual steps are: set tempo, and get a guide track down. Then build track from ground up. Drums, bass, rhythm, vocals, lead. Then usually keyboards, second guitar parts, extra orchestration (fx etc usually done by producer/engineer, so try to get a decent one).

Oh, and, have a really fun time. Enjoy it smile.gif
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post Aug 31 2007, 03:10 AM
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