Demoing in the Experimental Studio

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Published on August 6, 2014

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Demoing in the Experimental Studio: Demoing in the Experimental Studio http://homerecordinghome.com/demoing-in-the-experimental-studio/ PowerPoint Presentation: One of the best uses of the home studio is demoing projects destined for professional studios. When you’re trying to get a record contract, the quality of a demo is absolutely crucial. It is a stepping stone to getting recognized. PowerPoint Presentation: Fly By Night (not the Rush album) This is the demo where you can toss the rules of recording out the window. Forget about fancy mic techniques. Forget about complicated mixing. Screw perfection. The Fly By Night is for the songs that are just being born. For the home engineer that is using the studio as an experimental lab. Image © Davide Sonar – Easy Song via  Pop Screen PowerPoint Presentation: Here’s a brief primer on the Fly By Night: Set up a microphone. Any microphone. Get a decent signal. Bring your ideas and your songwriting instruments of choice to the studio. Relentlessly record take after take to get the ideas down fast. Intermittently, take a short break to adjust levels and panning, slap on a few preset effects or add a drum loop. Return to step 3. Listen back for the strength of your ideas. PowerPoint Presentation: There are only a few ways to screw this up… Spending time tweaking sounds mid-session.   Editing fine details.   Fine-tuning your microphone technique.   Not smiling.   You continue after the spark is lost.   PowerPoint Presentation: The results of executing the Fly By Night properly include terrible recordings charged with amazing musical moments that you can feel and a sense of possibility for future recordings. With your terrible, rough demo in hand, you’ll know exactly what you need to translate the emotional impact of your demo to a finished product. Demoing in the Experimental Studio: Demoing in the Experimental Studio http://homerecordinghome.com/demoing-in-the-experimental-studio/

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