In this segment, Kevan interviews Sean Gregory at The Recording House Music Group.
Sean is a competent musician and talented producer/engineer whose music career spans three decades. During that time he has written and recorded ten albums of his own material with several projects he’s been involved in over the years, recorded hundreds of albums, demos and singles for other artists, played guitar, bass and drums as a session musician for many recording artists and toured overseas as a backing musician for platinum-selling artists in addition to touring with his own projects.
Sean has been recording music professionally since 1990 and opened the doors to TRH Music Group in 1997.
This interview started out as a Q&A about recording and selecting a studio, engineer and Producer….it turned into a 2 hour discussion about the music industry, making it in a band, promoting yourself, and so much more!?!? Oh yeah, and we did also talk about recording!
It ended up being a really awesome and dynamic discussion, as Sean was great fun to sit down with! His knowledge and experience in the industry gives us a lot to learn from, so we hope you take the time to go through the entire interview. We broke the interview down into 5 parts, in order to make it a little easier to manage, so that you can perhaps tackle it one segment at a time.
Our discussion starts off with a quick talk about the music industry, a studio tour, including a quick overview on studio mics, and how technology has affected studio and (vs.?) home recording.
Second part of the studio tour, and we start to talk about why a band or independent musician would want to consider working with a producer and professional recording studio. Sean gives an overview of the recording process, as well as hints on how to achieve a decent mix, comparing home recording and mixing to a professional studio, analog vs. digital, etc. Sean also talks about how the industry has changed with the proliferation of social media like YouTube, and why musicians should focus more on the single and not a full-length cd.
Sean draws from his experience as a recording and touring musician, as well as wearing his Producers’ hat, and talks about the importance of a band’s mentality when it comes to the industry and what they both want and expect to get from it. The importance of practicing and recording to a click is also discussed.
We talk about how to get the most of a recording experience and making sure that musicians have very well defined goals as well as expectations. This included the trap that so many musicians fall into of tending to over play or trying too hard to sound like another band/musician.
A bit of a recap, as well as some open forum banter as we conclude this awesome interview!
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