Recording

The Eggs in the Benedict

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 in Recording | 0 comments

It’s true, I’ve seen a little too much TV… I recently acquired an electric griddle and started cooking at the studio.  Not only has it saved me from bringing a lunch every day (not to mention dinner and so often breakfast), but it is teaching me valuable lessons about preparation. You see, it’s the first non-stick cooking ‘thing’ I’ve ever really owned and I really had to figure out how best to use it. The first eggs I cooked on it stuck to the pan and I was naturally annoyed.  Who wants to scrape eggs off a pan? No One!  That’s who.  It...

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A Breakdown of Studio Budgets

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 in Recording, Studio Advice | 0 comments

Recently, I received this email from a potential client asking about estimates and budgets. “Hi I’m in a band and I was just wondering if I could get an estimate cost to record and edit our album. It’s our first album, with ten songs roughly 3-4 minutes in length. We’ve never done this before so we need to know what our budget should look like. So if you could give us an estimate that would really help us out thanks.” It’s something I get asked a lot about so I thought I’d share it with all of you. This was my reply. =================================...

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Studio Professionals: The Record Producer

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 in Intrductions, Recording | 0 comments

“A good performance will override any production idea or sonic idea that you can have.” – Record Producer Daniel Lanois (U2, Peter Gabriel, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, etc) Of everything I’m about to discuss with this article, the above statement is perhaps THE most important aspect of a producer’s role.  The performance is the key.  It is the responsibility of the performer to show their best, and the responsibility of the producer to take them further. The Record Producer In the previous article, I mentioned a handful of definitions related to the...

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An Introduction to Studio Professionals

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 in Intrductions, Recording | 0 comments

My shop has now been open almost 18 months.  I’ve learned quite a bit in that year and a half about full time studio life, and yet one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned is how differently each of us see the world we live in.  It doesn’t matter if our world is small or large, we each see things radically different.  Producer Sukhi Singh has been fond of pointing this out to me, and I credit him a great deal in this discovery of mine.  In fact, a typical conversation we would have would go like this… Singh “Do you like this song?” Seabrook “No, not...

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Real World Vocal Health for the Studio

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 in How To's, Recording, Studio Advice | 0 comments

I’ve been singing for over 18 years.  How well is a matter of subjectivity.  I’ve also never had a professional vocal lesson. While I whole-heartedly encourage every aspiring singer out there to consider finding a vocal coach to guide and challenge you, coaches are not for everyone.  So much GOOD information is available on the internet that anyone could achieve acceptable results ‘teaching’ themselves.  However… … as with everything on the web, there is so much BAD info that can be misinterpreted or misused that your singing career could very easily be...

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Getting Ready for the Studio

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 in How To's, Recording, Studio Advice | 0 comments

I’ve seen it happen a number of times and I’ve been guilty of it myself in the past; You can’t sleep the week before, you toss and turn with excitement as you look ahead to your turn in the studio. The plan is, you’ll show up and your art will turn into something amazing! It’s never that easy, though, is it? Those of you who’ve been through the recording process know how tedious the work can be and how being unprepared can really handicap your end results. Maybe you’re sitting around getting frustrated at your singer who’s spending over an hour...

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