It’s always a nice day when you spend an entire afternoon recording at the studio, and you enjoy it 😀 that’s the sensation I got from my fourth studio recording, I really enjoyed it !
It took me about 30 min. To record a 4 minutes drum track, while I was getting oriented by the guys from my band about the parts of the song.
The total cost was $100 US ($50.000 CLP) per song (not per hour) and it sounds beautifully well 🙂
Some tips that I might give you, in order to get a well recorded track, is to take your time to record the stuff (in case you’ve got a determinated number of hours to record, specially world class quality recording, which costs a lot per hour). You’ll notice it takes less time if you’re solid and confident about what you’re playing, as it leads you to have no pressure.
Another tip that I might give you, is to divide your attention in percentages:
50% the sound of your instrument, it must sound well tuned and every stroke must be given in the right place with the right intensity.
20% quadrature with the band, the indications and the tempo must be the closest to perfection possible (talk with the sound enginner if you don’t feel comfortable about the levels of the other voices of the instruments, some might sound louder and produce the dampening of voices or click tracks)
10% Put your soul on it: After all, you’ll probably have only one version of this song out there, and you must transmite your soul through what you play. This has a low percentage, because it’s something you must feel, not be fully concentrated about.
20% enjoy it 🙂 as simple as that.
P.s: It was two days recording a 20 tracks song 😛
– Marcelo 🙂