Meet with the engineer before the recording session to discuss recording techniques and methods, and to ensure you get along. Music is a magical form of communication that is still a huge part of human life. If you approach the process without the fears often associated with going into the studio you are much more likely to capture the recording of your dreams. Do what you can to make yourself as comfortable as possible in the situation, and remember that making music should be a fun and artistically rewarding experience!
Dr. Janet Nepkie is a member of the music industry faculty in the music department of the State University College at Oneonta. Her columns can be found at www.thedailystar.com/musicbeat.