Guide to Recording in a Pro Studio
Choose a decent studio that you can afford
In a recording studio, time is money and the clock starts as you walk through the door. This isn’t the time for songwriting and you should have a good idea of your arrangement already. know what emotional feel and tone you want for each track. If you will be using your own instruments, get them in ideal shape before the session. Getting new guitar strings, sorting out tuning issues and practicing the song until you are comfortable are all important preparation. Don’t forget anything at home!
- Sheet music
- Drinking water (at room temperature if you will be singing)
Book only the time you need
I’m assuming you don’t have infinite disposable income. The aim of your studio session is to lay down quality tracks for your song(s). This means you don’t need to book the entire day, only the time it will take to record your tracks. This doesn’t mean you should cut corners and accept poor performances. Critique each take to make sure you leave the studio with what you need or you will either have to settle for a weaker song or have to book another session.