As you plan to conquer the world with your music from the comfort of your own recording studio, you may set up your equipment, smug with the knowledge that you have not been suckered into paying expensive recording studio fees. You think to yourself: what services do recording studios offer that I cannot get right here? Well this article will tell you exactly what you are missing out on by refusing to visit a studio.
You have just finished recording a killer new tune and you are extremely excited. However, when the time comes to listen to your recording, your find that the track has been infiltrated by external noise, ruining it completely. Now, you have to re-record the entire track again, with no guarantees that it will nearly as good as the first take. It transpires that all the money you spent on soundproofing your recording room wasn’t enough to prevent this mishap. At a professional recording studio, the number one guaranteed service you will be provided with is 100 percent soundproofed rooms. These studios were built at great expense, so there is no chance that any sound can get in or out.
Your new track doesn’t sound anything like you imagined it would even though it felt right when you were playing it. In a recording studio, you will have a qualified, experienced sound engineer watching over you as your record. While they will not offer you advice on changing your music, they will help you get the best out of what you play. They manage this not only because of their experience, but also due to the high-tech control panel that they are in charge of. This enables them to mix your various sessions, and combine them into the best possible track. They also have highly advanced digital equipment, such as a 24-track machine, which gives them the power to do whatever you want them to do with your music.
It is an exercise in futility to consider recording away from a recording studio. Not only do they have all the equipment you could possibly need they also possess the requisite knowledge to turn an average track into a good track, and a good one into a great one. What is known as ‘studio magic’ does not turn bad musicians into good ones, but it does make the most of what is recorded. By using the services of a recording studio, you are doing your music a great service too.