In this video, Sean Divine explains how to use compression during the recording process for a more professional sound and consistent dynamics in your performance.
In Part I of this series, I touched on 5 tips that engineers and/or producers can implement to have great recording sessions.
As a follow-up, Part II will be dedicated to songwriters and recording artists. With years of experience recording in all sorts of studio scenarios (and also being the engineer myself at times), I have observed there are some key things that a recording artist and/or songwriter can do to master each recording session.
Part II: For Recording Artists/Songwriters
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Over the years, I have worked with countless producers and artists in every type of recording space – from closet studios to label-run multi-million dollar recording facilities. As a singer-songwriter though, it is not so much the space but the skillset of the engineer and/or producer (if the producer is serving as both the engineer and producer) and the prep I do beforehand and during the session that can make a big difference in having a great recording experience and achieving the best performance as an artist or songwriter. Therefore, Part One of this blog will focus on recording tips for producers and Part II will focus on tips for recording artists/songwriters.
Part I: For Engineers/Producers
If you are an engineer or producer that also records the artists or songwriters you work with, this may give some insight into getting the best from those whom you record. These are all from my personal and observational experience yet if you have any others, please feel free to add on to this list in the comments below 🙂