Friday, 26 April 2013

Track Basics

What I've learned about sound recording is that it is best to leave the finished sound up to the engineers.  Basically, keep the sound as clean as possible while recording and add special effects during the editing stage.  There are a lot of pedals, stomp boxes and gadgets out there and these are great for live sessions.  Recording studio sessions should to be handled differently.

Most multi-track recording software comes with or has the ability to import VST files.  These files can replicate most stomp boxes: flanger, chorus, reverb, for example.  It is much easier to add, remove or change specific effects in the studio when you start with a clean sound.