Update 7 : Composing and Recording an EP

This post details my fourth and final two-day session at the studio.

Out of the six tracks that I recorded in the studio, three of them will remain instrumental. We recorded vocals for the other three tracks on the first day of this session. It was fortunate that one of my friends, who is a very talented singer, came to visit during this recording session. He had moved out of state a few years ago, so I hadn’t expected to be able to work with him on this project. Although we hadn’t had any time to rehearse, I still called him in to the studio.

We started off by laying down all of my vocal tracks. This took a few hours to complete. Since my friend had been listening to me record, by the time I was finished he knew the songs well. He had a number of interesting ideas he wanted to try out, so he went into the booth and began recording. We took a bit of time to fine-tune some of his ideas, but by the end of the day I was very pleased with how things had gone.

The final day in the studio was spent editing all of the tracks, and re-recording some ideas that weren’t sounding great. I took a few more passes at some of my guitar solos, and tried singing a few verses in a different way. By the end of the day, we were all wrapped up with the recording process. Now all that’s left is the mixing and mastering of the tracks. I’ve left these stages in the hands of my sound engineer. I hope to have these the mastered version of these tracks by the end of this month.



  1. mcshannon says:

    Your EP process sounds very exciting and interesting! I took a music composition class here last year and have recorded a bit and although I don’t have as much experience with it, I always found it really interesting to see how the music evolved during the recording process. Working with other musicians and sound engineers really turns it into a much more collaborative process! And the collaboration you did with your friend seems like it really helped with that, too. Good luck with the rest of your EP and editing!