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The key to success for better home recordings


We live in a privileged age , because technology has grown and keeps growing and gives us the ability to have the tools to record in our home studio. Something like that it was impossible a few years ago. I’m sure that you have asked your self several times what is that one thing that can give you better home recordings and take your music to the next level. What are you doing wrong? Is itthe gear you are having? Or something else that you haven’t realized?

I’m going to give you three simple but very important keys for having better home recordings

#1 Songwriting

Thinking about songs the first think that comes to your mind is the melody and the lyrics.

It’s only that and nothing more.It’s not the instrumentation or arrangement. It’s the song itself. A song with a beautiful melodic and harmonic structure ,it doesn’t need nothing more. Let’s take for example Adele’s “Someone like you”.An amazing song recorded only with one piano. I’m sure that there were many ideas for the instrumentation but the secret is in the song. Simple as that! The song makes the difference!

What I’m trying to say with that? Start writing better songs! The more better songs you write the more better recordings you are going to have! And that’s a truth! Don’t rely on the instrumentation! If you are a composer , or a songwriter, you’d better focus on writing better songs.Try to write songs with variety from verse to chorus with dynamics and expressions. Songwriting is the key to your success! You must practice on songwriting.Don’t wait for the inspiration to hit you like a thunder! No , inspiration comes more often when you work more. It won’t be the same every day! Writing songs is a very creative procedure but that doesn’t mean that you are going to have the same results every day! Maybe you will write a whole song in 10 minutes and the other day you will push yourself to write just one verse! Consistency on songwriting will take you to the progress!You must commit to yourself and only to write every day. Book time for your songwriting at least 20-30 minutes.

The instrumentation is a very important part of a song’s production, as I mentioned before but it can’t “save” an average song.You must have thought and planned what are you going to record and how.This way you’’ll get things faster and easier. It doesn’t have to record 15 or 20 tracks to boost your song. A nice song needs the minimum of instruments.There are so many examples in the global music in all genres ,and are the proof for the phrase less is more.

#2 Record better performances