As you can imagine, on Monday morning I was very excited! We got up really early to leave (5:45am – VERY early for me!) and caught the 7.30am boat across to the mainland. The boat arrived at about 8.30am and we didn’t have to be there until 10, so we had a quick look round the shopping centre in Southampton before going to the studio later on.
The peeps in the studio, Gareth and Olli, are really nice and I felt comfortable really quickly – if that makes sense. The sofa was really comfy and so were the ‘Mastermind’ styley chairs…but that’s not really what I mean. When I was trying to choose a studio, I had to pick one where I’d feel able to express myself, and not afraid to say ‘I think it should go like this…’ – and I definitely picked the right place. I really valued their opinions and I think we had the same thoughts about which direction each of the songs should go in. I’m really pleased with how they sound so far – really looking forward to the mixing process on Monday. :)
Anyhow, back to last Monday…
Most of the day was spent recording guitar tracks for a few of the songs and quantizing the files that I had ‘prepared.’ – I say ‘prepared’ because they were very rough. I mean – they were the ones from YouTube, but I realise now that I should have learnt how to do that before I went, as it would have saved a lot of time. I didn’t know what quantizing was before I went to the studio, but now I do…see - I’m learning.
So – that was Monday really. I think it was just about quantizing and picking different instrument tracks etc. (they use Macs and Logic and have loads of brilliant sounds).
I’ll be back tomorrow with a bit about Tuesday and the track listing. :)