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Your first "Professional" recording session.

The first time you set foot in an recording studio (big or small) can be a daunting ,nerve racking experience. There are however ways to ensure or at least lessen the anxiety of the experience.
Find a studio that can spend time speaking with you about what it is you want to do. Be clear this is your first time , and if they sound to busy to go over the nuances then or even later. Look elsewhere. 
Word of mouth is HUGE , and is perhaps the best way to get started. Someone in you musical universe knows someone who has a recording studio.
Be prepared and well rehearsed so that when you get there you're ready to roll. It makes you look very professional and goes a long way in getting the recording engineer to go the extra mile in helping you achieve the sound you want.  He or She will be watching your results more than the clock if you come in ready to work efficiently and in tune. 

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Jerry M on Saturday, November 09, 2013 6:59 PM
Along the same lines of being ready for your first recording session. Having done studio prep is essential as well for the producer engineer. I recently had a client in for a voice over session. I did the usual prep as far as getting a template setup in my DAW with the preferred sample rate and bit depth etc.. But I realized my mic chain had a 2-3 db noise floor of white noise. I recorded the session and spent several hours on noise reduction compression and gating to reduce said noise floor afterward. Although I was able to achieve a usable result , I realized after further investigation that the mic CABLE was faulty which caused the unwanted noise. Moral to the story? If you KNOW your equipment should and has functioned properly before , it should behave ALWAYS. I know this sounds elementary but cutting or over looking seemingly small occurrences can mean BIG problems down the line.
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Joe Gilder on Monday, November 25, 2013 5:17 PM
Agreed on session prep. I'm so lazy, I tend to not check my signal chain until the client arrives, but that's the WORST time to start trouble-shooting problems! :)

Jerry M on Thursday, November 28, 2013 2:32 AM
Joe , the funny thing (not at the time ) was , this was my FIRST , numero uno client EVER. I survived the experience however to fight another day.
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Jerry M on Monday, February 24, 2014 4:07 AM
Has digital emulation technology become good enough to make truly professional recoordings?
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Melanie on Friday, June 20, 2014 8:47 AM
Good blog on voice overs.
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Jerry M. on Friday, June 20, 2014 10:04 AM
Thanks Melanie.

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