Hire Pro Nashville Musicians to Play on YOUR Song!
Our next session is scheduled for February 15, 2018.
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 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 (touring keyboardist for the band Alabama and played keys on my EP Free) and a handful of stellar Nashville session players to do a full band tracking day for a handful of my Home Studio Corner peeps.
Here’s how it works.
We’ve got the session already booked.
We will be recording drums, bass, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and keyboards on 7 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, we’ll send you the raw tracks, and 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.
Will you only accept country songs?
While we are in Nashville, we’re not exclusively tracking country songs. We’ve recorded everything from country to metal to rock to reggae. 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?
I’ll send you an email with the deadline for getting the song to me. It’s usually 2 weeks before the session.
How much is this thing gonna cost?
The cost to have us play on your song is $550 per song. That covers the costs of booking the studio for the day, paying musicians and engineers, etc.
Speaking of musicians, here’s the lineup:
- DRUMS: Tim Horsley (Keith Urban, Gary Allan, Joe Gilder)
- KEYS: Steve Peffer (Alabama)
- ACOUSTIC GUITAR: Joe Gilder
- ELECTRIC GUITAR: Jason Roller* (Kellie Pickler, Dolly Parton, Dave Mason)
- BASS: Matt McGee
*Jason also plays fiddle, mandolin, ganjo, uke, mandolin. He can play these on your song as well, at an extra charge.
These guys are fantastic musicians, some of the best I’ve ever played with. You’ll be happy with the tracks we lay down for you.
We’ve had some clients hire us to record their full album. Others have hired us to record only one. It’s completely up to you.
However, these sessions have sold out every time we’ve done them, so you need to act quickly.
There are only 7 total slots available.
If you can see the order form when you click the link above,
there’s still room available for you.
Can’t wait to work on your music!!
Home Studio Corner