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  • Genre:MUSIC
  • SubGenre:Recording & Reproduction
  • Language:English
  • Pages:186
  • eBook ISBN:9781619278110

How To Take Your Home Studio Worldwide

The Definitive Guide to Online Music Collaboration

by Derrick A. Horne

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Not long ago, access to a professional recording studio was just a dream for many musicians. Amazing talents remained silent, lacking the funds to pay exorbitant recording fees. This is not the case today, as computer owners have easy access to affordable state-of-the-art recording software. By adding peripherals such as microphones and speakers, even the novice user with a smaller, well-designed setup can compete with a higher-priced facility. Thanks to this, musicians can record basic tracks at home and have other musicians anywhere in the world perform on their song. This is known as Internet recording and production, or IRP for short. How To Take Your Home Studio Worldwide details the process of global music collaboration. Topics include equipment selection, home studio preparation, and Internet recording business principles. Containing a wealth of preventative measures, recording wisdom, and anecdotes from a recording veteran with hundreds of Internet recording credits, How To Take Your Home Studio Worldwide is a must-have for those wanting to get involved in off-site music collaboration. Useful for commercial, television, film, CD and other music production, this book is a fun, easy to understand read that shows you how to master the art of Internet recording, production, and collaboration from start to finish.
Recording sessions once meant coordinating a number of elements. Musicians, equipment and schedules were only the tip of the iceberg. There was also the task of finding and booking an available room that met your production needs. On top all this, there was considerable cost to making recordings, most of which never saw release. It was often a frustrating and stressful experience, ultimately costing friendships and resources. For many the creative process stalled before they got a note on tape. Songwriting, production, arrangement and royalty conflicts ruined countless sessions, along with personnel disagreements. It was definitely a labor of love to stick out the challenges of recording, especially as an independent artist with no record deal. A fortunate few walked away winners in the studio game, but even they have battle scars and stories to tell. Fast forward to 2014. Computer recording software did not wipe out previous concerns, but it has made it easier than ever to record and make music, even to the degree of connecting performers from around in the world. How is this possible? First off, performers on any level can now record their music without the high costs of commercial recording facilities. Even freeware recording software offers comparable features to what you will find in many commercial recording facilities. Because of this, anyone can create music and release it to masses. Secondly, the easy mobility of Digital Audio Workstations makes any space a possible recording studio with the addition of a few basic recording tools. The advantage coordinating with other performers based on your own studio schedule is a big plus. Since this new medium or recording is based on transferrable digital files there is an instant need for people to involve their friends or favorite performers in various music and media projects. The absence of flight, hotel, and food costs make it more than feasible to hire a great performer, or even call in a favor to get someone across the world on a project. With this ability however, there are new challenges. Questions about file formats and delivery methods among other things pervade the new world of recording. This is where How To Take Your Home Studio Worldwide comes in, as it details from start to finish the steps needed to record on a project from a remote client and deliver completed files in the proper format via Internet. No matter the size or extent of your studio How To Take Your Home Studio Worldwide teaches relevant steps to maximizing global music production and collaboration Although aimed at keyboardists, guitarists, percussionists, drummers, horn players, and vocalists, all home recording performers, producers, filmmakers, composers, songwriters, voiceover talents, rappers and engineers will benefit from this information. For those who intend to collaborate with others globally by performing, recording or doing IRP in their own environment, this book is a must-have. This book is divided seven main sections: 1) Before You Start-basic wisdom regarding the people, the process, and the equipment of the IRP process. 2) The Session Cometh- issues regarding the details of an IRP agreement and pre-production methods. 3) Just Hit Record-which covers the actual recording of tracks. 4) When the Music Stops-cleanup, approval, and file delivery process. 5) My IRP Workflow-an example of my own workflow when I agree to do an IRP session. 6) Don’t Get Mad-a humorous look at antagonizing music industry scenarios and tips for coping with them. 7) In Case Of Emergency-a short how-to for novices who quickly need to get up and running so they can capitalize on an unexpected opportunity and sound good doing it. Additional topics include equipment selection, home studio preparation, and Internet recording business principles.
About the author
Derrick A. Horne is a producer/recording artist/session musician/composer with more than 35 years of music industry experience since playing on his first record at age 12. To date he has appeared on hundreds of recording projects in the aforementioned capacities and as a composer, brass and string arranger, bassist, guitarist, keyboardist, engineer, or programmer. Many of his works have been nominated for major awards, including GRAMMY Awards and others. He is an Ernie Ball, Orange Amps, and Ed Lynch Guitars artist. In addition to music industry involvement, he is a motivational speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. Currently he attends Southern Methodist University in his home of Dallas, Texas, where he is a Music Composition major. Facebook:derrick.horne Twitter:dhornemusic YouTube:Derrick Horne www.dhornemusic.com