Monday, November 22, 2010
Hubby and I got the chance to take our music into a real recording studio and record one of our original songs. We met a friend named Dave Gaudet, and when Hubby found out that Dave had a 24-track recorder, he asked Dave if we could come over and record the song. Dave was happy to comply, and we visited "Bittersweet Studio" a couple of Sundays ago. It was a pretty cool experience. 24 tracks means that each vocal and each instrument can be recorded on a separate track and then mixed anyway we wanted - to make the recording sound the way we wanted. Hubby recorded a "rough cut" on the guitar, and then he and I each recorded two tracks of our voices. By combining all four voice tracks, it sounded like more people were singing....but it's all me and Hubby! Then Hubby played a bunch of different instruments, each on different tracks. If a mistake was made in the singing or playing, we could start over, or keep one track and do another to see which one was best. We could even combine two tracks, or "punch in" at a certain point, re-sing one little section, and "punch out" again. It wasn't very stressful, because we knew that whatever we messed up could easily be done over again. After we were done recording, Hubby and Dave played with all the settings until they go the sound just right. And boy, did Dave make us sound good! We joked around that he had a "Don't Suck" button on there, and I really think he did!