An Introduction to Equalization - A Free Guide from Audio Masterclass

An Introduction to Compression: Basic Compression - A Free Guide from Audio Masterclass

Equipping Your Home Recording Studio - A Free Guide from Audio Masterclass

"Foolin" by West of Texas

A post by West of Texas
Thursday December 06, 2012
We record at home in a room built inside my garage. The recording space is 11x9 with an 8 foot high ceiling. I also have an adjoining 8x8 control room. The recording room has 2x4x2 inch sound panels on all four walls with two large foam panels covering 80% of the ceiling. We record to a Roland vs-2400CD....
"Foolin" by West of Texas

We record at home in a room built inside my garage. The recording space is 11x9 with an 8 foot high ceiling. I also have an adjoining 8x8 control room. The recording room has 2x4x2 inch sound panels on all four walls with two large foam panels covering 80% of the ceiling. We record to a Roland vs-2400CD.

Because I don't have a huge recording space, we have to track each instrument and vocal separately. The first thing we do is record vocal and guitar to a click track. Next, I record my drum part to the click and vocal/guitar scratch tracks. Then we record bass. Next, we bring the singer back in to record separate rhythm guitar and vocal tracks. These may or may not wind up being the final vocal/guitar tracks because at this point we have all of the basic rhythmic and melodic elements of the song and can decide what needs redoing before we record lead and fill instruments.

When we have all the tracks recorded, they are exported to my computer and imported to Cubase for editing and processing of effects. I mix down to a stereo file and export back to the Roland for final mastering. The files stay at 24 bits until final CD tracks are burned on the VS-2400.

Further information is available at www.westoftexas.us

A post by West of Texas
Thursday December 06, 2012 ARCHIVE
David Mellor has been creating music and recording in professional and home studios for more than 30 years. This website is all about learning how to improve and have more fun with music and recording. If you enjoy creating music and recording it, then you're definitely in the right place :-)
Come on the FREE COURSE TOUR