If you want you next record to sound amazing and if you want to have fun making it, then preparation is key!
Big studio sessions can be wonderful. I mean, that’s why you are here right? You’re here for the amazing vibe and the sounds that can be achieved by working in one of these fantastic rooms.
You want the creative sparks to fly and to have some time to experiment with the idea that your bandmate just offered up. That’s part of the fun of working in a big studio – it’s that collaboration and musical magic that happens when everyone is relaxed and puts their creativity to work. When everyone is smiling and everything is cooking… there’s just nothing better! Music and memories to last a lifetime.
On the flip-side, recording sessions can also be hell.
Everyone starts feeling the pressure as time slips by. The parts aren’t gelling and sporadic arguments start to break out. Morale is low, you’re all hungry and all you can hear in your head is studio clock ticking as you struggle on the nth take of this song that you no longer love. Why??
The answer is simple – you need to bring your A-game when it comes to performing and you need to be prepared for any eventuality as even the silliest little thing, like a pair of broken drum sticks, can bring a session to its knees. If you’re not completely prepared and in a good head-space when you walk into a session, your chances of creating good work are greatly diminished.
How do your prepare for a “Happy Session”?
Check out our little guide today. It’s packed with tips and tricks to ensure your session goes smoothly and is a fun experience. Most of the tips are common sense, but worth adding to you checklist so that you can knock it out the park on your next recording date!