Recording An Album, Part 7: Mixing and Mastering

Recording An Album, Part 7: Mixing and Mastering

After spending all that money on studio time and session musicians, what did it get me? How can we transform a pile of digital recordings into a finished CD? And how much feedback can I throw at my producer before he gets annoyed and stops answering my messages? The...
Recording An Album, Part 5: Session Musicians

Recording An Album, Part 5: Session Musicians

Recording session musicians can be a source of great fun and inspiration, because you witness your songs growing through the craftsmanship of professional players. But it can also drag your day into an emotional abyss, if your sessionals lack the energy and experience...
Recording An Album, Part 4: Hitting the Studio

Recording An Album, Part 4: Hitting the Studio

My producer Craig Newnes wants to make me a record (in exchange for cash, as it turns out), and all that stands between me and a fully grown Folk album is a long stretch of recording time. So let’s do this! Preparation is Everything I play half a dozen rhythm...
Recording An Album, Part 1: Why All the Hassle?!

Recording An Album, Part 1: Why All the Hassle?!

Hey friends! This guest post comes from a friend of mine – Goemon5. I asked him to write about the process of creating an album, and I really love what he came up with. I hope that you enjoy it, and if you do, you’ll leave a comment before you go....