Unfortunately, many bands regret their most recent recording experience. There are a few things your band can do before entering the studio to avoid this from happening. Below we will discuss some of the little easy things you can do to avoid making the mistake of choosing the wrong studio for your band.
- You need to hear multiple records they have done on a stereo you usually listen to music on. Listening to songs in the studio is fine, but make sure you take it home. Studios have great sounding speakers and if you don’t take it home you won’t know if their mixes translate well on other speakers.
- Talk to a few bands that have recorded at the studio. Many studios can talk a great game and show you their best work. While there are many great studios some are able to consistently scam bands over and over again. No matter how awesome the records are that come out of some studios, if they are abusive and don’t listen to their artists, it may not be the right studio for you if you hear some details of how they work.
- Meet your producer or talk a lot to them. Some people don’t gel well with one another. There are some people who you can tell you are never going to get along with from the moment you start talking to them. When choosing a studio you need to trust your gut and if someone rubs you wrong… Run fast!