Proper pre-production is key to saving time in the studio. Make sure everyone knows the start and stop points for all the songs. Recordings done today are to a click track, it is not meant to keep you rigid, but meant as a guide so you don’t lose the groove.
We sometimes like to use the catch phrase,”If it goes on a CD, we do it”. We can take a lyric and a melody and put these to music, usually within a few hours. This includes a basic beat (Drum Machine), guitar and bass. Now you can record the vocals and work on the arrangement.
The old adage “Record it and they will listen” is no longer valid. With nearly 75,000 titles released each year (digital and physical) maximizing your exposure and building your audience should be your number one priority. Without a well-developed fan base your album will not sell …