NOV 24, 2013

How to record the perfect demo track

  1. Choose your top two or three songs

A perfect demo track should contain the right quality and quantity mix of tunes; enough to keep the listener interested and eager for the next one. As you're keeping the number of songs to a minimum, make sure the selection show off and cover a range of your musical abilities. The songs should feature your best vocals and top writing skills, ideally with a catchy and impressionable chorus and song format. To reflect who you are as an artist, stick to the same style on the demo tracks.

  1. Where to record your track

Here are a few options to help you decide where to record your tracks. Your choice is likely to be influenced by your budget and recording skills.

a. Do it Yourself at Home

If you can afford it, buy professional recording software to use at home; professional software costs more but will be better quality than free recording tools and could save you money in the long run over the cost of multiple sessions in a professional recording studio. But professional tools can set you back hundreds to thousands of pounds so if you don't have the budget, free software can still offer great home studio recordings.

b. Do it Yourself in a professional recording studio

A recording studio offers sound proof surroundings; no need to worry about picking up poor background noise. You'll have access to professional equipment and software necessary to record high quality demo tracks. Recording equipment is expensive to buy whereas hiring a studio with all the equipment at your fingertips is a much cheaper option.

c. Hire Professional production team

If you lack music production skills, you can send in the professionals to record your music. Reputable producers will have industry experience and work from fully kitted professional studio. A producer who specialises in your genre will do your songs justice.

  1. Edit Music

You've recorded everything you need to pull together the perfect demo. The next step is to spend time editing the recorded clips to produce a seamless track. If you don't have music editing software, you can send your recorded clips to a highly skilled audio mastering technician. We charge a flat rate of £40 per hour for our services.

CDs and DVDs are the most popular way to prepare and transfer your final mix onto a storage device. Disc duplication methods are affordable and quick; enabling you to produce multiple copies easily.  

Created on 24th November 2013
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