Resident Studios were great – booking a Studio via online chat at 10pm has to be the most musician-friendly thing ever – and studio day was easy. We bought cheap parking permits for the whole day, unloaded easily and they had no qualms with us eating the pizza we called out for in the studio.
Resident have a number of options available – either hiring rehearsal spaces or recording studios. We decided to bring in our own engineer/gear with the fabulous Ali Thynne. We used Studio 1 (pictured), recorded the rhythm section live with ghost vocals and then added horns, synth layers and vocals later in the day.
What do you prefer? To get your own engineers and gear in, or to use what’s available at Recording Studios? Do you prefer recording live, or just multi-tracking completely separately? How many ears do you get to listen to a track before you’re happy, or is it just you?
We’re listening to and mastering the mixes – and we’ll let you have them soon. We’re hoping that another one of our groups, Down Street will be visiting Resident to do some recording in late August/early September.
Let us know if you’d like to contribute to our #musicalife blog, or if you have preferred ways of recording.