It is actually possible to record albums from the comfort of our home, but it can be a scary and exciting thought at first. In this case, we should try to change our mindset. In fact, some professionals in the music industry think that it an unachievable and ridiculous thing to do. In reality, it doesn’t require a hero to record albums at home. In essence, we should embrace the whole project at a more realistic level and it will take some amount of work. We should properly our songs and ourselves as music professionals. We need to educate ourselves on different topics. It can feel a bit overwhelming. Before recording songs, it is important to perform rehearsals often. We should focus on things that we can and can’t do. In fact, we may need to change tempo, melodies, layering of rhythm, key signatures, time signatures and timing.
When recording at home, we should make sure that we properly set our goals and they need to be perfectly achievable. Setting our goals during the recording process is essential and this allows us to motivate ourselves. We will be able to do the whole think in a slower and more manageable pace. In general, song layering is more about taking care different aspects of our songs, especially melody and rhythm. The more instruments used in a son, the more elements that we need to manage and assign. It may actually take a relatively long time to record a song. As an example, a 3:30 minute song could take a whole day to record. During recording, we should understand the structure of a song. As an example it can be consisted of one intro, two verses, three choruses, one pre-choruses, one bridge and one outtro.
During home recording, it is important to properly set our goal. This will help us to accomplish those goals realistically and we will be able to make our schedule more flexible. It is important to have a proper deadline, so we can finish the project at a specific time. We should be aware that recording is actually about proper layering and each instrument should be taken care of properly. The more instruments we incorporate, the more difficult it is to balance them all. We should know the role of each instrument and we should assign them properly. We should manage the complexity of each component in the song and how long each part in a song should proceed. If we haven’t recorded songs before, it is important to not to be hasty. If it takes three or four days to record a song properly, then we should do it. With enough experience, the overall time can be reduced and results we get will be much better.
When determining goals for our project, we should make sure that we won’t be intimidated by the project and we should leave enough room to enjoy the whole thing. Song recording should be fun and convenient, especially if we do it in our own home.