The recording process has changed a lot in recent times for all but the top rock and pop acts.
In the old days we used to book a studio usually for 3 consecutive days on 4 consecutive weeks and completed an album in that time. It was costly but exhilarating to be so immersed in the recording process.
It's lovely being able to record at home, but there is a downside - everything else that you're doing takes precedence over your own creative process or practice. Everyone else's needs take priority - teaching, recording, promotion, editing, family etc.
The plus side though is that the recording process is totally in your own control. So if you complete one session with a musician and something needs to be changed on your own tracks then you can go and fix it.
I know there are some young singers and musicians who read here from time to time, so for you here's a bit of clarification.
A session is where one instrumentalist comes in and records that instrument on multiple tracks. Sometimes, like with guitar for example, that instrument may be on almost every track on the album so the session may last as much as 3 days.
|James, adding bass to our songs|