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Recording my first big label band...HELP!

Discussion in 'Recording' started by therecordingart, Dec 14, 2004.

  1. therecordingart

    therecordingart Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    I've got a big label band coming to my home studio to record a track for my Pantera/Damageplan tribute project I'm putting together. I told them over and over that this is a small format DAW setup, but they keep saying they don't care and they want in on the project.

    My nerves are about to shoot out of my butt on this one. Any suggestions on working with bigger bands? I'm going to be as pro as I can be, but at the same time try to have a good (not nervous) vibe....but I don't know what to be prepard for.
  2. splurge

    splurge Guest


    The fact that they are taking the time to do this means they believe in the project as much as you do and, more than likely appriciate what you are doing. So don't change the way you work, enjoy the experience.

    Nice one

  3. RandomGuest

    RandomGuest Guest

    Feb 10, 2001
    They put their pants on one leg at a time, they vomit when they drink too much and like a good dirty joke as much as the next guy.

    Don't be a fan, don't be impressed. You're all there for the same reason, to make a recording. Keep you head in the job as you would for a band that didn't have a deal.

    Ya know what the difference between a big time band and a small time band is? Pretty much nothing when they get into the room and start playing... the only difference will really be that the "big time" band will have more experience with how to play together [from touring a bunch] on how to arrange their presentation [from having recorded a bunch]... in other words, they're going to give you a more professional sounding product by the mere virtue that they've done this sort of thing before.

    Just walk into the session like it's just another day with "Joe Shmoe and the Bandstand Bananas" and you'll do great!!

  4. RAIN0707

    RAIN0707 Guest

    Hey there I spoke to you before. If you ever need any help with setting this up or anything give me a call. Email me at nimbusnomore@hotmail.com and I will give you my phone number. I still would like to do "I'm Broken" or something for this tribute. Just let me know. Good luck with it. Best advice I can give is if you make a mistake admit to it....don't try and BS or cover it up...no one likes that...just be honest and laugh...

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