#3
It's a good promotion tactic. It shows if the material is good, then you have enough stuff not just for an EP
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yeah i aggree
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#6
The real question should be " Should I wait for a label to steal all of my money and copyrights before I make an album? "
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#7
Of course. It's good for promotion too. Making a CD/Album can be great gifts for friends and family and the sense of accomplishment after creating one is amazing.
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#8
go for it. you dont need a lable to make one.
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#9
Yeah, if you can, do it. It's rewarding, there's really no downside to it.
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#10
if you do it in a professinal studio it is VERY expensive
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#11
Only record 4-7 songs professionally, to save money.
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#12
ya its worth it. it can be hard to pay off (learned that from my guitar teacher) but its worth it.

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yes. then you can send it around, and a label can see if you could write a good album without filler

exactly. you can also use it as a way to gauge how your band sounds on record.
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#14
It's a great idea. Don't waste your money on a pro studio though. Invest in some decent recording gear and do it yourself.
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It's a great idea. Don't waste your money on a pro studio though. Invest in some decent recording gear and do it yourself.


even though it would save lots of money, if your planning on selling them, go to a studio. unless you know what your doing. in that case yeah. but i know NOTHING about that so i would just go to a studio
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even though it would save lots of money, if your planning on selling them, go to a studio. unless you know what your doing. in that case yeah. but i know NOTHING about that so i would just go to a studio


Honestly it's not that difficult to learn how to operate Cubase/Logic/Protools if you are fairly proficient on computers and have a good book and a good ear....But you do have to have the drive to actually learn what you are doing.

It's also a good idea to check around for community colleges in your area and see if they have audio production programs. Alot of community colleges have this now and generally have a decent selection of professional equipment for students to use. Students in the program are required to do alot of lab time and studio projects, and generally need to go out of their way to find bands to record. Poke around and you should be able to find someone who will record your band for free.

Good luck, and if you live around houston I can prolly hook you up with someone at HCC
#17
yeah recording urself is simple as, and really only one of ur band, or a friend need toknow how to work a pc, but who doesnt these days?

we recorded a demo ourselves with just the equipment we had already, we didnt buy any extra recording stuff, just pluged our gtars into the line in on pc and went for it. plus our drummer has an electric drum kit which is kick ass. u dont need expensive software either, just use audacity or download an illegal version on sony forge 8. our demo sounded awesome and professional and didnt cost us 1 cent.


but yeah if u have the raw material to make an album, u should do it. but keeping in mind just becuase u have 13 songs doesnt mean u should make a full album. you may only have 4 or 5 songs of those that u actually think are quality, so u are better off making an EP. but if u have 13 quality songs then definetly do it. and dont spend a heap of money to do becos u think u need to. it can be done cheap as.
#18
Labels prefer shorter demos, so don't send it around to labels. If you would be able to release it yourself and record it with good studio quality, go for it. But if you're still looking for a label to be signed to, you'd be better off recording an EP or a shorter demo.
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