So, you’re an Independent rapper and you want to record some of your music professionally. That’s great! This is a step in the right direction for your music career. But, how do you make the most of your studio time?
Recording at the studio is not cheap. You want to make the most of every minute. Make every moment count! Here are a few tips to make that happen.
Be Prepared for Your Studio Time
There is nothing worse than spending $100 for a couple of hours in the studio and leaving without having made any progress. You need to make sure that you are prepared before you get there.
Have your lyrics ready
You need to write your lyrics down. Don’t think that inspiration will strike while you’re in the studio. If you have your lyrics ready, you can get going immediately without trying to come up with the lyrics on the fly.
Have your Beats Ready
Just like your lyrics, you don’t want to be messing around and deciding on beats after you’re in the studio. You should have all of your beats ready (and paid for) before you arrive at the studio.
Record ahead of Time
You have the lyrics, you have the beats and inspiration has struck! Why not record each track before you head to the studio? Pre-recording your tracks means that you will know exactly how you want them to sound BEFORE you go to record them. Yes, you might tweak them a bit depending on the Engineers feed back, but you will have the basics and melody down before you get there.
Be Professional During Your Studio Time
Having prepared your lyrics and your beats, and recorded each track ahead of time, the Engineer is going to know that you mean business. When you arrive, let them know that you intend on making the most of your time there. If they have input, they can certainly give it (quickly) and you will listen and make changes accordingly (quickly).
Make sure that you cut back on the chit-chat and resist the urge to screw around. If studio time were free, you could spend as much time there as you wanted, but you worked for that money and you need to make every dollar count!
Finally, be decisive
You can’t flip flop and mess around with your tracks during your studio time. There is time for edits and such, but you need to be decisive and ready to make those edits in a way that maximizes your studio time. Don’t be that guy that spent two hours in the studio and came out empty handed. No one wants to be that guy and that guy is going to take much longer to get quality music out to the public. Which is really what it’s all about, right?
DO YOU HAVE MORE TIPS AND TRICKS ABOUT GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR STUDIO TIME? LET US KNOW IN THE COMMENTS!
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