Rules For The Booth?
By Adarious Smith
How do you act when you get into a studio space? How do you plan to maximize what you get out of the experience?
It's a question that emerging and evolving artists ask themselves over the years, and it's one that deserves some thought, at least, we think so.
It has something to say about how you approach entertainment and your career in general.
With that in mind, here are some basic rules that we've heard people talk about when it comes to making the most of your studio time. Somebody’s paying for that time, so it makes sense to think about how to get the most out of it.
Okay, we know that you can't get no distractions, but you can minimize the distractions that are around you as you prepare to lay down your best work.
That means not having your phone going off 24/7 and is not being completely blitzed or checked out to the point that you can't focus on your work.
It also means disconnecting from family drama and friend drama and all of that when you enter looking to do the studio work.
There's a lot more we could say about this, but let's move on.
Why be focusing on other people's work when you're in the booth? Even if you feel like you need to vent about so-and-so's latest piece or what they're doing, focus positively on your own stuff and you get further during a studio day.
You don't need to hermetically seal yourself inside the booth, but you do need minimal coming and going in order to do your best work. Don't be afraid to give people a final chance to play musical chairs before the light comes on, and then hammer down on some traffic restrictions during your studio time.
Approach collaborations cautiously. Many artists have said this, and they really mean it. It's okay if you naturally want to lay down a track with somebody else, but if there is pressure involved or coercion in any way, it can get really weird very quickly.
All Systems Go
It goes without saying that when you're in the booth, the equipment and gear has to work correctly. You can't do your best work with machines that are shutting down, crashing, losing data or distorting what's going on in a way that's problematic.
Those are some basic tips for studio time. Check out the rest of the site for more on booking management and visuals and what we do within the entertainment industry for clients who care about their impressions and what they do during their careers. We want to help you to get to the next level, and support your dream career as you go.