There are a few things you need to think about and prepare before you go to the recording studio. Remember, in the studio time is money, and if you leave all your planning till you’re in the vocal booth, it could cost you hundreds if not thousands of pounds more to finish your project. Things to think about include:
- What is the aim?
What do you want to come out of the studio with? How much further into your product do you want to be?
- Have you practised all your vocals?
Do you know all your words off by heart without reading them? Do you know where you’re going to include any adilibs? Do you know what tone you’re going to do your tune in?
- How long will it take?
Have you got a realistic estimate of how long you’re going to need in the studio? Put in time for any unexpected occurrences, such as lateness and fire alarms etc.
- Have you got everything you need?
A CD with the backing track? Your lyric book? Water or medicine in case of a sore throat? Any instruments or samples if needed?