Thursday, March 01, 2007

A cawhat?

Organizationally it seems like a really smart thing to do an a cappella track on your CD. It's no trouble to schedule rehearsals because it's just you and you can have them in your own living room. You can take whatever discounted time the studio has on short notice because it's just you and you don't have to check with anyone else. You don't have to worry even a jot about how anyone is playing or if you should get an arranger or anything else because it's just you.

Of course, then you get into the studio to rehearse and it turns out that it's just you! I mean, I don't know if you know this but a cappella means no accompaniment and if you're the only singer then you're all alone in there. Truthfully, the singing by yourself bit is fun.

Pretty soon, though, you have to listen to the results and there lies the rub. It's just you there on the tape! All those vague and fuzzy thoughts you had about, "well I'm sure he can just smooth that out"? Those are a bunch of bull.


So, yeah, I recorded another track for my CD. I'm pretty sure it's not as bad as I'm making it out to be.


  1. There's a great saying in film: "We'll fix it in post!"

    Sadly, this pearl of wisdom doesn't apply so much in voice/music recording.

    I look forward to hearing your CD!

  2. Me too (am sure that it's not as bad as you're making it out to be...)!

    What song is it?

    I can't wait to hear it.