The High Tide hit the studio again this weekend to start working on our second album. Since releasing the first album ([url=http://thehightide.bandcamp.com/album/the-value-of-the-wellthe Value of the Well[/url] (is not known until it is dry)) we've basically written enough material for a second album, so, we're layin' it down.
Last album we tried to do everything at once. On the first day of recording we played the whole album live off the floor, making sure the drum takes were exactly what we wanted, then going in on subsequent sessions to fix up or re-record the other parts. This meant that once everything was recorded we had a full album-worth of songs to then be mixed/produced and mastered. Having that big lump of work to do all at once for the studio meant that the final product took forever to be finished.
This time, we're approaching things a little different. We're going in to the studio and recording two songs at a time, getting as much done as possible so that they'll be done in small batches. Hopefully this will make things easier and streamline the process; mid way through we should have several songs completely done and out of the way, so that when the last songs are recorded, wrapping everything up will only take a day or so, rather than months. Reduced pressure on our mixer will hopefully lead to a better turn around/completion time for the final full product.
2 blog comments below
Oh the fun of recording. Oh the headaches of recording. Best of luck.
standready on Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:30 pm
Best of luck too Ankhanu. Did you get many sales from the first recording?
deanhills on Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:40 pm