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The Recording Process

October 10th, 2007

When a band first approaches me to record an album the first thing they mention is how they want to record the band playing all at once. It takes everything I have to not roll my eyes. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to record the album like that, there are a lot of benefits. It will absolutely give you a better performance over all and a lot more energy, it really does add to the vibe of the record. The problems these days is that bands are much too unrehearsed to actually pull this off.

In order for you to be able to record the album like that the you need to know the songs, perfectly. You need to already know where the bridge is, how long the chorus is ect ect. It’s not easy to memorize a dozen songs and be able to play them perfectly on cue, it takes a lot of effort and work. Just getting the song mapped out and written down is quite a challenge. I’m not in any way trying to belittle the efforts of these bands, I’ve been there. Hell, I am there.