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Your experiences in recording studios

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Some1, Aug 16, 2004.

  1. Some1

    Some1 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 13, 2001 Messages: 14,836 Likes Received: 93
    I have been in the studio before recorded a 5 song demo when my band was together for about 6 months and have done many home recordings with them as well. Friday and today we went to a great recording studio that many big known bands come to to do radio spots and acoustic shows for a 106.9 WCCC Alterbridge was just there the monday before we went in the first time. We wanted to get one song out bought a 8 hour block and tracked everything did some vocals and some solos and ran out of time went back monday and hit everything mastered it all and it sounds great. 1000$ well spent i would say.

    Anyways i just would like to know about other peoples experiences recording how long it took what kinds of things did you have to do.

    I am in the band TENET rock and roll from the hartford CT area we play bars and shit all the time. check us out www.tenetmusic.com

    our new recording isnt up yet but a sample will be soon. we have definatly come very far just by comparing the two studio recordings.
  2. EyeforAnEYE

    EyeforAnEYE Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 29, 2003 Messages: 4,199 Likes Received: 3
    My old band recorded a Demo at a well known studio for Hardcore/Metal music. It took us like 6 hours, because we had no money and it was just a 4 song demo. Did all the music live and the vocals and the backups seperate. Fun times.

    We also were invited to egt recorded by a kid we knew who was going to a technical school and for a project needed to record a band, so we recorded everything we ever played/covered. I believe we took like 2 weeks to record everything, kind of sucks, I never got to ehar any of it. Our dickhead sinegr still has the DAT tape, and won't give up it. Piece of shit.
  3. 455

    455 Guest

    I'm about to go to the studio by this next weekend to record a track called "I saw you-take it personal"....I have to go finish the over-dubs and the chorus.....the song is pretty funny--it's about the "foodcourt gangsters" and the hoodrat chicks that jock them.....I'll probably send a copy to E-threads when it's done.
  4. Mr. Peanut

    Mr. Peanut Elite Member

    Joined: Dec 2, 2002 Messages: 3,033 Likes Received: 10
    my ex girl's dad has a studio set up in his basement. he used to do live recordings of my band to dat tapes and we burned em strait to cd. it was a pretty damn good sound for basement live recording. he had a board for compression and all that shit (i don't know the technicalities) and he used a tube mic and some kinda pre amp shit. man we had some great times, and some shitty times down there. too bad the bitch dumped me a couple days ago. at least i got a 6 track demo knocked out before she booted me. what sucks is that her dad was gonna be getting a vinyl pressing setup so we coulda pressed vinyl!! fuck fuck fuckin fuck.
    my fucking amp is still there and a few of my lp's, and my 300 dollar sewing machine...i don't even wanna go there to get them cause if i look at her i might strangle her...or break down. i don't know. love sucks...fucking blah.
    sorry i drifted off topic. :eek:
  5. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

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    THE CORONER Banned

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    studio work is tedious to say the least, especially on drums
    doing the same beat over and over and over again
    but once you get done and have your very own cd out its well worth it
    i preferred to smoke weed to pass the time in the studio
  7. ledzep

    ledzep Junior Member

    Joined: Feb 21, 2002 Messages: 146 Likes Received: 1
  8. Ethreadzny2

    Ethreadzny2 Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 29, 2003 Messages: 6,255 Likes Received: 25
    please do. I am itching to hear it... its damn funny to go to the mall these days. I tell you I dont remember flexing at the food court. But then again I was a skater/metalhead...
  9. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    my girl used to manage a huge studio in Vancover.
    They made nicklebacks album. Yeah... big deal, I know.
  10. bodice_ripper

    bodice_ripper Elite Member

    Joined: May 10, 2000 Messages: 3,195 Likes Received: 25
    I'm going to a friends house on friday to put vocals on a track, it's otherwise finished. I was going to put bass overdubs, but I couldn't think of any it needed.

    I've recorded in an actual studio before, but the money situation just doesn't allow for that now... Funny how much more disposable income I had when I was younger....
  11. Some1

    Some1 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 13, 2001 Messages: 14,836 Likes Received: 93
    Lucky you got out with that and i agree with the love thing..

    I play drums i got my track done in like 9 takes. and it is solid. i love being underpressure like that its so much differnt from playing live where i am free to improv on whatever.

    studios get expensive we paid 500$ a 8 hour block. two days got one song done. hopefully we can get recognized with a label with the recording we have....any of you guys know a good label by any chance...
  12. mikro137

    mikro137 Guest

    i ran a recording studio with one of my good homies when i was in highschool , it was fun , but we got beat on a ton of money.
  13. DripOfAWish

    DripOfAWish Member

    Joined: Apr 16, 2003 Messages: 277 Likes Received: 0
    i've recorded three albums, each time in different studios with different engineers. the one important thing to do is work with engineers who have recorded the same genre/type of music that you are making.

    if not, at least take some CDs of similar artists in to the engineer, and show them the feel you are going for.

    this is not to say be unoriginal and sound like your influences, but if the engineer is used to redording wanna-be topforty recordings of american idol contestants, all their instincts as to how to approach each instrument's sound is way fucked up.

    i've gotten into heated arguments with every engineer i've worked with, and it could have been avoided if i've gone to studios where the people working had any clue.

    nowadays, i just do everything on my computer anyway, and for the same price of paying studiotime for recording a full album, you could easily afford all the software and hardware to do it yourself.
  14. heavyLox

    heavyLox Veteran Member

    Joined: Feb 2, 2002 Messages: 7,196 Likes Received: 17
    yo yo yo, turn me up in the headphones B. One two one two, yo yo , Yo dawg turn me up in the head phones. Me. The Vocals Stupid. YEah yeah thats it. Yo yo yo, One two one two, yo, turn the snare up in the head phones, yo.....
  15. StarzAbove

    StarzAbove Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 15, 2003 Messages: 7,133 Likes Received: 6
    No experience at all