Okay, so you’ve decided that if your voice is going to be heard by the many rather than the few, it’s probably a good idea to put your best foot forward when you do.
One of the most important things you can do to make absolutely sure you get the most out of a studio recording session is to adequately prepare for it. Specifically In my studio, you may only pat my dog if he thinks you’re taking us seriously.
Here are some cool ways to impress my dog:
Get A Decent Night’s Sleep
Seems like it’d be a pretty obvious one, but Newy has quite a few good spots to stay up playing pool in a haze of second-hand smoke, so make sure you don’t let the nightlife get you.
Cold Water: Friend Or Foe?
Seriously, specifically cold water can constrict your throat and mess with your performance. I understand that it’s pretty helpful in a country where you can cook an english breakfast on the pavement, but just for the day, try the classic lemon and honey tea. It’ll help.
Memorise Your Lyrics
It’s okay to have some printed out lyrics on you, but if you’re reading them out in the recording booth your performance will suffer. Take the time to make singing the song second nature and you’ll see a welcome improvement.
Sing on your way to your session. Sing in the car, and really get into it. If you don’t have a car, sing outside of Coles at markettown. It’s not far from my studio and there’ll be other people there, uh, practising.
But seriously, If it takes an hour to warm up your voice it’ll result in quite a bit of wasted studio time. Less than ideal.
We asked a few of Newcastle’s performers if they had any tips to better prepare.