How do I prep for a recording session?
The biggest thing is practice, make sure you have everything written and are comfortable enough with the song(s) that you could play/sing them in your sleep. Being in front of a microphone takes time to get used to so be sure everything else is already comfortable.
For instruments its always a good idea to change strings, drum heads, etc. Be sure to do it a few days in advance to get them tuned and properly stretched. Have extra picks, sticks, capos, slides, batteries and 2 copies of the songs printed out (if you need them).
Vocalists the best thing you can do is just keep practicing and be sure to be kind to your voice the days before hand. Amusement parks are awesome but screaming all day on a roller coaster can sometimes have a undesired effect on your voice, unless you’re looking to have a little gravel in the vocals. Have some tea present, nothing caffeinated as caffeine causes the vocal chords to constrict, we’ve found that ginger lemon tea with a bit of honey works the best. A water bottle is good to have present as are some throat lozenges along with what ever else you need to perform well and keep your voice warm.
Do you mix songs that have been recorded with someone other than Rest Easy Records?
Absolutely, send us an email (Contact@resteasyrecords.com) telling us what you’re looking to do, we’ll more than likely take the job, you send us the multi-track of the song(s) and we start mixing
We need to get some songs/a demo together quickly, how long does it take?
Honestly it depends on the size of the project and how much time you want to spend refining and polishing it. If you’re looking to do it quickly and get a few song demo out there, so you can play some shows, a couple weeks is a good estimate.
For a fully produced sound it will take substantially longer, at the very least double, but sometimes you just need to get that demo recorded and mixed quickly.
Rest Easy Records looks like a pretty sweet record label, how does my band get signed?
Glad you like what you see. If you’re interested in joining the Rest Easy family send Luke an email, Contact@resteasyrecords.com, with a demo, if you have one, and a little bio about you and your music. Before we consider signing an artist we like to work with you on at least one project that way we know if we’re a good fit for each other, we offer a special deal for artists looking to sign with us. We can tell you more about that when you get in touch with us.