#1
Hey everyone
Me and my band needs a little help to record a song we made.
we got an okay pro studio to record in,
We are 1 singer
2 guitars
1 Bass
1 Drummer

The question is how do we start is there some steps to follow and should it be played after metronome and stuff?? or what do you guyes think. thx
#2
Firstly, wtf do you mean by "OK pro studio"??? What equipment? An actual studio, or some stuff the drummer collected?

There are 2 ways - tracking each instrument separately or recording you all together. The latter is easier for you guys, just play the drummer a click track and record away. However the quality isn't great.

The former is better - record each instrument separately. I find that only the first musician needs a click track, for the rest you can just play back what you've already recorded. You get a real groovy feel this way.

Seriously look for some articles on the web about micing and stuff, and most of all EXPERIMENT. You'd be suprised what shifting the mic just a few cm can do to the sound. Also record as many takes as is necessaty until you're happy with the sound - don't expect the first few to be any good.
Quote by Tombe
With pedals you can throw your guitar down for an impromptu pedal drone solo, whereas if you did that on a rack it would just look like you were programming your washing machine.
#3
We have an actually studio with all the stuff pro stuff nedded
We tryed record everything at once but it dont have that great sound
#4
Quote by TheyCallMeRune
We have an actually studio with all the stuff pro stuff nedded
We tryed record everything at once but it dont have that great sound

wait you OWN a pro studio? or your jsut paying to use one? if you own it then how do you not know how to use it??? and if your paying they should have engineers helping you out. if you jsut know the guy who owns it and hes giving you free time than just go the method of recording each track on its own.

for drums http://noise101.wikidot.com/metal-drum-guide

that guide is for metal, but it tells you how to get great sounding drums. as for guitars use an sm57 on an amp a little off to the center. from there experiment. your going to have to do a lot of experimenting.
#5
number one rule for cheap and decent recordings. Do the drums in midi with a good sample pack.

Badly recorded drums reek of amateur
Been in Japan since August, no fucking money left!
#6
Quote by MetalBass 77
wait you OWN a pro studio? or your jsut paying to use one? if you own it then how do you not know how to use it??? and if your paying they should have engineers helping you out. if you jsut know the guy who owns it and hes giving you free time than just go the method of recording each track on its own.

^^^ what he said. Just tell us what's in this "pro studio" and we'll help you.
Quote by Tombe
With pedals you can throw your guitar down for an impromptu pedal drone solo, whereas if you did that on a rack it would just look like you were programming your washing machine.
#7
Hmm a huge mixer, lots of mics, computers with pro tools, i don't really know very much about studios :P
#8
Why are you in a pro studio if you don't know how to mix or haven't got an engineer?
#9
Quote by turbulenced
Why are you in a pro studio if you don't know how to mix or haven't got an engineer?

YESS ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS!!!!! seriously, why do you not have an engineer. im pretty sure they could help you more than us, as it is their job
#10
Its the drummers parents who own a studio we use it as reversal room to
Then we decided to record something but none of us have any exsperience
#11
OK well either get the drummer's parents to help you out or forget it. You're messing with seriously expensive equipment there and it's best you don't try to use it if you don't know how. Hell, even I'd be to scared to touch that stuff
Quote by Tombe
With pedals you can throw your guitar down for an impromptu pedal drone solo, whereas if you did that on a rack it would just look like you were programming your washing machine.