I have singers who book our Studio to record their performances. While we offer a very comfortable and an easy environment to help you give your best performance, there are some things that you can do to help you excel.
Show up at least 10 minutes before the appointed time
When you come in early, you have time to catch your breath and get used to the environment. This is true even for our repeat customers. Rushing in to the studio, and getting in front of the mic, gasping for breath, doesn’t help in getting a great recording unless you are recording for a movie sequence where the character you are dubbing for is running for his life. Remember, the studio clock starts to go cha-ching (billing you) from the time you booked the studio and not from the time you enter.
Get to know the engineer
This works both ways. By spending some time before the recording and getting to know the engineer, you have a chance to explain to him how you want to sound, what you hope to achieve in the recording and who you are your target listeners. More than anything else, it will get you a level of comfort with the person who is going to spend the next few hours with you in the close confines of a studio.
Mail in the track a few days prior to the Studio
Some bring tracks on a zip drive or on a CD while the come in for a recording. Remember, it takes time to extract the track from the media and place it on the track. Also, if there is a problem with the track, the time take to get another track will all be done after the clock starts ticking.
Ensure the track is of qood quality
Good singers have ended up with a bad product because of bad tracks. Tracks downloaded from You Tube or from some of the streaming sites are always lossy compressions. Believe me, even if you are the world’s best singer, the output is going to be bad and noisy. On the other hand, if your track is great, even mediocre singing will make the product shine.
Bring in your own drink
By drink we mean your favorite hot bevarage, lemsip or your own home remedy to soothe your throat. Alcohol is a no-no in our Studio.
We love to record as much as you love to sing!