As an artiste, especially an independent artiste, the quality of the music you produce matters a lot. It’s for this reason that you need to be able to identify a great recording studio where your music will be produced in order to ensure that it’s of the highest quality. It’s only high quality music that will be played by radio stations and DJs.
Here are a couple of tips on how to select a great recording studio.
#1 You should be able to get constructive criticism
When you go to a recording studio to record your music, you’re not just there because of their equipment but also to improve on your music. A great studio is one whereby the team will give you constructive criticism to strengthen your song as opposed to just recording it without giving you any advice on ways you can improve it. As an artist you should also be ready to take the constructive criticism and know what advice to take and what not to take.
#2 It should have well maintained equipment
The quality of music a recording studio will be able to produce for you will be highly dependent on the quality of their equipment and how well it has been maintained. The instruments should be able to produce the right sounds, the microphones should be able to record quality audio, the speakers should be able to produce quality sound to enable you hear what you are singing and so on. It’s therefore important for you to first test out the equipment before you pay for the studio.
#3 The employees should have the right skills
It’s not enough for a studio to have the right equipment which is in great functional order, it also needs to have employees that have a mastery of the skills required to operate these equipment. You need to work with a team that will be able to give you the proper guidance while in the studio to ensure that at the end of your recording session you have the best possible work. It’s therefore important for you to get the right reviews from previous artistes who have been to the studio to find out whether it fits the bill.
#4 It should have good backup systems
When looking for a studio to record your music you must always be aware that your recording sessions may get compromised for one reason or the other resulting in them getting corrupted or lost. What makes a great studio is one that has a full proof backup system to ensure that all your recording sessions are protected from any harm and if they are damaged, you can access backup copies.
All in all, the excitement of getting to the studio may end up causing you as an artiste not to take these considerations into mind and this may affect the final outcome of your music. It’s therefore advisable to take your time and purposefully plan your studio sessions so that you have sufficient time to do your due diligence.