April 6, 2015

The Importance of Being Prepared

Although working in the studio can be a lot of fun, it is also a lot of hard work. Specially when you’re literally paying for each minute that passes by. One of the biggest mistakes artists make before coming into the studio, is to not have a CRYSTAL-CLEAR vision of waht they want their product to sound like. I have seen this happen time-and-time again, regardless of the genre of music, etc. If you, as an artist/producer/musician, don’t have a good idea of what you want your end result to sound like, chances are the engineer won’t either. Do your homework by warming up at home, going over each part of your recording, have lyrics, chords changes, rhythm notes all written down so as to not waste time, which as we all know, time =MONEY. Our recording engineers and first class facilities can polish your work into something formidable, if and only if you have put the time into crafting your music. For more information, tips, and tricks, book a session at Fish Tank’s [intlink id=”7″ type=”page”]Miami recording studio[/intlink].
June 26, 2015

How to choose your recording studio miami – The equipment! The gear!

After you have found the right engineer, you will want to make sure that you are working in an acoustically accurate, well built studio that has the latest technologies. A few panels on the walls in a square room does not a control room make! A symmetric room with non parallel walls and acoustic clouds are telling signs that the room was built well. Double walls, and floated floors are also the norm, as they prevent the transmission of sound from the outside. Technologically most of the top recording studios use Pro Tools 11 HD or higher and have an HDX system, which means that processing is done both on the computer and separate PCIe cards. This combined with a large collection of analog equipment, and a good microphone selection are paramount. Questions to ask: -Does your studio record with Pro Tools HD? -Is your room acoustically designed and built? -What type of conversion do you use? -Do you have any outboard gear? Which models and what is its value? Now that you have your studio chosen, it is time to get into the your recording studio miami! Once you have properly prepared your performance and performers it is time to bring them into the studio for the recording and overdubbing process. If you plan to have your music compete with today’s latest releases, this process can be painstaking. It is critical to get each part captured exactly as you would want. Pitch, delivery, performance of every last note is […]
June 26, 2015

Choosing a recording studio miami: The indian not the arrow!

Choosing a recording studio to get your recording project done can be a daunting task. There are many factors that should be weighed out when making this choice. What type of music are you recording? What will the instrumentation be? Will you need guidance in the production and arrangement of the music or has this already been worked out? Will you need vocal coaching? What technologies do you need? What is your budget? To make best use of your time there is one factor which cannot save you more money: practice, practice, practice. Make sure that your song is charted out and that each part has been incredibly well rehearsed. You and your bandmates should be well prepared to deliver a flawless performance. Once you are indeed fully prepared, it is time to record. Choosing a recording studio is more than choosing a place with the right equipment. As the saying goes, “it is the Indian and not the Arrow!” There is no more critical element for a successful recording process than having a well trained, talented recording engineers. All recording engineers are not created equal. Although a 2 year or 4 year degree is helpful, these qualifications hold very little credence in the music industry. Pro tools certification in and of itself means very little. The truth is that there are hundreds of people claiming to be bona fide recording engineers without a proven track record of success in the recording industry. The only true measure of quality that […]
October 25, 2016

What to look for in a studio?

    All right. What would you recommend that people look for in a recording studio?   I would recommend that people take their time looking for the right environment for the songs, depending on what genre of music and what atmosphere the artist wants to create. They should look for the right size room, the right room that feels a certain way that you would be comfortable performing your music in and that would ultimately add to the mix that you want for that song.   Aside from that, the engineers that you'll be working with are super important, because these are the people you're going to spend eight hours a day with and that are going to be responsible for giving you feedback on your takes and setting all the equipment how it needs to be set for the song. Engineers, you want people that maybe share similar taste in music or maybe have some alternate perspectives that would add to the recording.