Any composer’s dream is to have their own, extensive back catalogue of albums they’ve recorded over a lifetime. Something that when they’re 60 years of age, they will be able to look back on and ponder the recording days of their youth with grandchildren. I know this is something I hope to be able to do when the time comes! Always though, something gets in the way; whether it’s time, songs, ideas, but most of all, money! Really though, is money such an issue these days given the expansive and ever growing recording industry? Much to the detestation of studio owners, recording these days has become a whole lot more affordable!!
“Record an album for under $5000?”, you say – how can this be? So you’ve made some enquiries with various facilities in your surrounding areas and have found that most studios start at $750 a day! But that’s only 6 days! Looks like you’ll be recording a very rushed album then! Then again, maybe not? The reason most of these ‘expensive’ studios cost so much is either rent or the amount of gear they have. Depending on your visions of how the album is to be recorded, there are many different ways to cut costs, but not necessarily on the quality of the recordings. Many smaller studios cater more towards recording the smaller parts to the puzzle. They offer tremendous savings with no real drawbacks!!