As a music artist, one of the most important things for you is that you want people to hear your music. You have put a lot of effort and emotion into writing it, so now is the time for people to hear it.
There are many ways you can choose to record and release your music to the world; however, many music purists believe that a vinyl album is the best way to hear the real thing. Here are some tips on how you can record and make your new album.
The way that music is recorded today is a little different to how it was many years ago. Back then, they would record the whole thing with only a couple of microphones. Now, however, a much more sophisticated multi track system is used.
If the songs are just going to be you and a guitar, you won’t need to find a group of musicians to help you. You can record it on your own with one of the recording and mixing applications available for the PC.
If you do need additional help, there are many sites out there that list session musicians who will be able to add other sounds.
Mixing and Mastering
If you are unsure about how to mix or master your music yourself, then it is best to employ a professional to do it for you. Trying to add other elements and adjust the tone of the track, might make your music sound worse and not better if you don’t know what you are doing.
Mastering isn’t essential, and many home studios miss this step which is fine. However, if you intend to make this as professional sounding as possible, or even if you just want it to sound as good as it can do, then mastering is a good idea.
Some people put a lot of effort and thought into the art for their albums. It symbolizes not only the type of music but also what the songs are trying to say. If you are not as talented at designing as you are your music, you can use software such as Adobe Spark to guide you to create a professional album cover.
There are some pre-made templates that you can use as a base, which you can add your own unique touches to. It is a good idea to brainstorm a few drawings beforehand, so you know what you want the cover to look like before you start.
Producing the album is where you will need a little help. Creating CDs is easy as you can burn blank ones at home on your PC. Making vinyl albums, however, is a specialist process, but there are companies that will complete this process for you.
It would be a wonderful feeling to create something that you and your fans can play over again. It will also be a good way for others to hear your music for the first time, or for you to send to prospective agents to seal that music contract.