Hire Pro Nashville Musicians to Play on YOUR Song!
[UPDATE: January 25, 2017 – We’ve sold out all 10 slots. If you missed out and are interested in booking a session, please sign up to the waiting list, and you’ll get first crack at our next session. If enough people sign up, we’ll do another session SOON.]
If you’ve followed Home Studio Corner for more than about four seconds, you’ve heard me talk about Getting It Right At the Source. Most people hear that and think about mic placement, recording technique, and outboard gear. While that’s certainly a part of it, the biggest contributing factor to the quality of your recordings (and mixes) is the performance itself.
If you’re like a songwriter and home studio musician, you’re probably a lot like most Home Studio Corner folks. You’re really good at some things and not great at others. Take me, for example, I’m really good at songwriting, guitars, and vocals. I’m only “okay” at keyboards, and I’m rubbish (look at me, sounding all British) at drums and bass. So what do I do? Instead of programming drums and pretending to be a real bass and keyboard player, I hire friends who are better at those things.
If you’ve never done this before, it’s an exhilarating experience. You work so hard to write good songs, and to hear great musicians bring your song to life is one of the best feelings in the world.
With that in mind, I’ve put together another Nashville Tracking Day. I’ve partnered with my buddy Steve Peffer, who is the touring keyboardist for the band Alabama and played keys on my latest EP Free, to do a full band tracking day for a handful of my Home Studio Corner peeps. Check the studio tour I recently shot with Steve:
Here’s how it works.
Steve and I have booked the session for Thursday, March 9, 2017.
We will be recording drums, bass, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and keyboards on 10 songs.
If you decide to hire us to record one or more of your songs, you will send us an mp3 recording of the song, and we’ll take it from there. We’ll put charts together and track your song in the studio. At the end of the session, you will have everything you need to move forward and release a killer-sounding song.
Again, all you need to do is provide us with an mp3 of the song and some direction as to what you’re looking for. When we’re finished, you’ll receive all the multi-track files from the tracking day, which will include drums, bass, and at least one acoustic, electric, and keyboard track. If songs need an extra pass of guitars or keyboards, we’ll do that as well. (For example, Steve might play piano on the first pass and B3 organ on the second.)
We’ll provide the tracks as raw WAV files that you can import into your DAW and get to work!
Frequently Asked Questions
Will you be recording vocals?
Nope. The idea here is that we’re recording the instrumentation, and you’ll add vocals later in your studio. (However, we can help you find vocalists if you want, but they won’t be a part of this session.)
Will I need to record anything else after the tracking day?
It’s completely up to you. For me, tracking day lays the foundation for the song. I usually end up adding more guitars or keyboard pads or background vocals, things like that. But for the most part, you’ll have a whole mess of good-sounding tracks, so if you want to track vocals and call it a day, that’s okay too.
Do I need to attend the session in person?
Nope!! You’ll just need to get the song to us, and we’ll do our thing. In fact, since we’ll be recording songs for multiple clients, things will go more quickly and smoothly if we don’t have a lot of extra people in the studio. However, there is the option to Skype or FaceTime you into the session when we start working on your song. We can talk more about that after you book your session.
Will you only accept country songs?
While we are in Nashville, we’re not exclusively tracking country songs. We’ll be able to handle pretty much any genre you throw at us, anything that needs drums, bass, guitars, and keys.
What if my song is really long and/or complex?
If your song is extra long or complex, there may be an additional charge, since it will take us longer to write the charts and record the song. We’ll let you know after you book your session and submit your song if we think it requires additional work. If that’s the case, we’ll give you a quote, and you will absolutely have the option to cancel for a refund before the session.
Is there a money-back guarantee?
Unfortunately, no. The majority of the money you pay will go towards booking the studio and paying the musicians. But we’ll do everything we can to make sure you’re happy with your song.
When do I need to get my mp3 to you?
We’ll need your song as soon as possible. No later than February 23, to give us time to write up charts and prep for the session.
How much is this thing gonna cost?
The last time I did one of these tracking days, we priced it at $450 per song, and we only had four musicians. This time we’re doing it for $425 per song and we’ve got FIVE musicians. Nice, right?
Speaking of musicians, here’s the lineup:
- KEYS: Steve Peffer (Alabama)
- DRUMS: Tim Horsley (Keith Urban, Gary Allan, Joe Gilder)
- ACOUSTIC GUITAR: Joe Gilder
- ELECTRIC GUITAR (plus fiddle, mandolin, ganjo, uke): Jason Roller (Kellie Pickler, Dolly Parton, Dave Mason)
- BASS: TBA
Steve will be booking the bass and electric guitar players, but he assures me they are top Nashville guys. And the electric player can play a few extra instruments if needed, so BONUS!! (I’ll fill in more details here as I get them.
The last time we did this, we almost sold out. This time, I predict we’ll sell out, so if you’re thinking about jumping on this, place your order now.
You won’t regret it.
And yes, if you want to book us for multiple songs, that’s completely fine. Just adjust the quantity when you place your order.
10 0 slots available.
Can’t wait to work on your music!!
Home Studio Corner
P.S. You can split your order into two payments, just so you know. Click the link above to check it out.