Welcome to my weekly blog posting! I've got a new digital release recording that I would like to share with everybody.
Admittedly, I work on these songs with writing, arranging, recording, and mastering for the band I play with: Wrecknciled. It was a lot of work but well worth it as it made me focus on how to do all of these aspects so that our band knew how to play it well. And since we're playing it at the Dallas Christian Music Festival in August, I'd like to perform it the best we can.
Is it a perfect recording? No, but it worked well and I now know how to do a good job with the recording setup I have. And it was all done digitally.
In fact, while doing the writing I was looking for notation software that I could use for the music for our keyboard player.
I found a free product called: MuseScore that I would recommend to anyone who likes to do more formalized notation work.
It takes time to get to know it, but it's well worth the investment of time and energy to put music into something that everyone can read.
I also used Studio One software to record and master the final track. Studio One is made by a company called Presonus and is made by musicians for musicians.
Here's where the rubber meets the road though: Studio One software is very complex and I probably haven't even gotten more than 10% out of what it can do yet, but that doesn't mean it wasn't worth the investment.
I've spent three years working with Studio One and have recorded at least 15 different recordings. Every time I do another I learn something I hadn't before. My suggestion is if you don't have something you use already, download a trial copy at: https://www.presonus.com/products/Studio-One. You can try it out and see what you think. You may also need to get an inexpensive USB recording unit to patch instruments, vocals, or midi units into.