A good recording is made out of good equipment and a good recording studio, but most people forget that schedules, playing precision, vocalisation and other pre-production diligences are also very important. Here are three things that bands need to meet their schedule in recording an album or a single.
- Prepare Your Instruments
For violinists, cellists and other string performers, replacing strings and ensuring they do not detune during a recording performance is imperative. For vocalists, vocalising a few minutes before the recording session and bringing lyrics, and notation for trained vocalists, will save time by avoiding missed tones on secondary voices and misheard or unintelligible lyrics. For drummers, tuning the drums is crucial to ensure a good recording sound.
Practice is highly important for every instrumentalist to succeed. Precision is crucial when it comes to playing as a whole, and understanding the way one’s part is when disassembled takes practice. This may mean not relying on other instruments to play your passages.
For most casual musicians or bands, entertaining each other during sessions will help remove some tension and refresh the memories of those performing. However, it is important to focus on passages and try to play the passages with minimal repetitions. Repetitions could cause strain, and a continuous passage helps save time in the studio too.