What you need for a recording session: Instrumental Music

Instrumental music ranges from Hip Hop, EDM to Sci-fi but pumps itself into every aspect of our lives. An instrumentalist typically shows up to the studio with Stems and maybe a few live overdubs from a keyboard or instrument to add some movement not yet created in the music. You should bring those stems in with the highest sample rates available. 96k 32 bit is great if you plan to release this music yourself but if you know that it is going into a film, check with the film’s producer, you may need a studio that can handle higher sample rates if you need to deliver TrueHD audio up to 192k 32 bit. Outside of that, just be prepared to sit in the studio and fret over every aspect of your music while staying aware of your deadline. I believe a producer who is not concerned about the sonics or the creativity of your music is a perfect choice to keep you on schedule and on budget. Make sure the files you bring to the studio are WAV or AIFF files and give your engineer some room to expand your sound. He or she might hear your music in a light that enhances it in a way you hadn’t felt it before. Everything is digital and undoable so expand your mind and your music while meeting your deadline. I’m a strong believer in deadlines, if you don’t have one, create one with your engineer and hit it. Your music, your fans, and your career will thank you for your diligence.

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