are several things you should consider before recording which will help make your
experience a pleasant one:
1. Is this project intended for distributed
release? (Even if on a small scale).
2. Do you have a producer? (And do you
3. What is the true purpose of this session?
...is it a demo intended to generate work?
a demo for major labels? ...a songwriter's
for publishers? ...an album project
intended for release? ...recording just for
4. What is your budget...and have you
considered the need for graphic design
(which can be done in house here at
Green Valley Recording), and the cost of
if you're planning a commercial
5. What do you need to bring to the studio?
anything that's personal equipment,
guitar, amplifier, keyboard or effects rack.
You don't need:
microphones or lights. There is a
drum kit available, tuned and ready to
record. But you may use your own
using it will add
to your setup time expense...
just tell us that's your preference
you book your session..
6. Your equipment should be in perfect
working condition. Guitars
should be set up
properly (bass guitars as well) with new
strings "stretched" in-- all batteries fresh,
and cords in good working condition. This
not the time or place for equipment failure.