At the start of my internship, I thought the most frustrating part of the internship would be listening to the same song over and over again. Although it seemed to be that way at the beginning, I have grown use to listening to the same song on repeat. After a while, I’ve learned to find new things to listen for every time around. Today was a great example of how often you have to listen to a song over and over.
The same band that has been in for two weeks continued recording today. The singer for the band came into do vocal overdubs. The band was past recording music, as all of the instruments sounded up to par, but the vocals still needed work. For the past couple of weeks, I have been listening to the same set of songs on repeat, and especially so when recording the vocals. I didn’t have a problem with having the same song repeated, and I managed to enjoy the song every time around.
In the afternoon, a guitarist came into the studio record a guitar solo for a song, and that was the important thing on his agenda. To record about 15 or so seconds of a song, we took an hour to get the solo right. There were a lot of takes made, and it took a while to finally get it right.
Today just showed how the recording process is just a matter of repetitions.