This episode of Songwriter Insights is the second of a three-part series with John Hildebrand. John has given us a great deal of information about studio recording that we’re sure will be valuable to anyone who is thinking of recording, whether it’s a simple song demo or an entire record.
- Learning to let go of your song to improve it.
- Organizing for the recording studio
- Studio set-up time
- Studio cost – what you pay for and how it’s broken down
- Finding and hiring additional vocalists and musicians
- Reasons every songwriter should record their song
John Hildebrand is an engineer, producer, musician, educator, studio consultant, and a member of Audio Engineering Society (AES). His professional business background includes Owner/Engineer of Accusound Recording Studio, San Diego, Engineer/Instructor at SOUNDTRAX Recording Studio, San Diego, and Owner of Desert Windsong Publishing. John has taught Audio Production and Sound Design for Film at San Diego State University, Audio Recording Techniques at San Diego’s Southwestern College, and most recently was Professor of Audio/Video and Film Production at San Diego City College.
Mentioned and Recommended Resources
Zoom Audio/Video portable recorder – This small and affordable portable recorder will give you great quality video or audio recordings that can be uploaded directly to YouTube or saved to your computer or virtual storage. A wonderful tool for either recording demos of your songs or for working out arrangements. Records audio in excellent stereo and video in quality HD.
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