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  • Theres a studio near me and I booked some time for next week, I domt even have any beats or anything. How many tracks do you think I could do in that time if I bring rhymes and beats beforehand? Should I bring beats on a flashdrive? Whats the process like, will they just email me a .wav afterwards? WHAT SHOULD I RAP ABOUT HELP

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  • lil ufo 🛸
    Nov 3
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    if it's your first time, 3 hours gonna be just figuring out all the s*** the studio has

  • lil ufo 🛸
    Nov 3
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    to upload music to streaming platforms you need a distributor, for example you can go to DistroKid, make an account, pay a subscription, and then you can upload whatever you want (btw it can take up to 2 weeks to appear on streaming platforms)

  • lil ufo

    to upload music to streaming platforms you need a distributor, for example you can go to DistroKid, make an account, pay a subscription, and then you can upload whatever you want (btw it can take up to 2 weeks to appear on streaming platforms)

    thanks man

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    lil ufo

    if it's your first time, 3 hours gonna be just figuring out all the s*** the studio has

    Yeah but I don't have a lot of money and this was pretty pricey, I don't wanna just muck around. Shouldn't I just be able to give them the beat and rap over it pretty quickly and do my adlibs and s***? I can't see one song taking more than an hr tbh

  • lil ufo 🛸
    Nov 3
    Boxcarscar

    Yeah but I don't have a lot of money and this was pretty pricey, I don't wanna just muck around. Shouldn't I just be able to give them the beat and rap over it pretty quickly and do my adlibs and s***? I can't see one song taking more than an hr tbh

    well, I never been in a real studio, but from my understanding, they should have available engineers that can help you with the studio stuff, but I'm not sure if that comes in the same price you paid or you have to pay extra for that

    because you will need someone that pushes the buttons there while you in the booth

  • You wasted your money tbh

  • Boxcarscar

    Yeah but I don't have a lot of money and this was pretty pricey, I don't wanna just muck around. Shouldn't I just be able to give them the beat and rap over it pretty quickly and do my adlibs and s***? I can't see one song taking more than an hr tbh

    It depends on your process.

    1 song can take days.

    Have your songs pre made.
    Think about where you want to layer your vocals. (Different from adlibs)
    Think about where and what are your ad libd.
    Think about different takes.
    Think about the different effects you may want.
    Think about the different effects on the song you may want.

    Don't try to freestyle in the studio it costs money / time.

    Have your 2 tracks or stems ready.
    Your 2 tracks or stems may need another mix because they were mixed terribly.

    Allow timing for mixing and mastering beats & vocals & finished songs

    See who you were booked underneath as the engineer. Try to figure out their past work and see if you like it or not.
    Develop a relationship with them (hack to getting Studio time / better mixes)

    TLDR: it depends and all that upfront was a brief overview

  • Weak troll

  • RXHalfDeadCaliban

    You wasted your money tbh

  • It’s better to figure all of that out before you even call the studio, but since it’s next week just find some beats and start writing. It’s only 3 hours.

  • Nov 3
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    RXHalfDeadCaliban

    It depends on your process.

    1 song can take days.

    Have your songs pre made.
    Think about where you want to layer your vocals. (Different from adlibs)
    Think about where and what are your ad libd.
    Think about different takes.
    Think about the different effects you may want.
    Think about the different effects on the song you may want.

    Don't try to freestyle in the studio it costs money / time.

    Have your 2 tracks or stems ready.
    Your 2 tracks or stems may need another mix because they were mixed terribly.

    Allow timing for mixing and mastering beats & vocals & finished songs

    See who you were booked underneath as the engineer. Try to figure out their past work and see if you like it or not.
    Develop a relationship with them (hack to getting Studio time / better mixes)

    TLDR: it depends and all that upfront was a brief overview

    Thanks man I wrote a verse to a beat I found on beatstars I guess I have to buy it now, huh? The license isnt even completey exclusive and it doesnt come with stems or anything just a .wav. Should be good enough though right if im just spitting a verse

  • Bring the lean & weed

  • Nov 3
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    Is it engineer included? Also what area you in?

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    toot

    Is it engineer included? Also what area you in?

    Im im Delaware and yeah they said theyd have an engineer. Im gonna try to record 2 tracks in that 3 hours I think I’ll brinng pre-written cerses I’ve already figured the timing out on and bring some beats on a flash drive I guess

  • Cancel the session and figure out what you want to do

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    Boxcarscar

    Im im Delaware and yeah they said theyd have an engineer. Im gonna try to record 2 tracks in that 3 hours I think I’ll brinng pre-written cerses I’ve already figured the timing out on and bring some beats on a flash drive I guess

    Word. If its all rap no singing and its all pre-written and well practiced, theres a good chance you record two songs in that time.

    But dont expect them to already be mixed and mastered and ready to drop. That will typically take anywhere from 2-6 hours per song depending on your engineer and the complexity of the song (layers, different voices and deliveries, etc, effects, etc.). And you'll usually wanna do it over the course of at least 2 separate sessions before you upload, so you can spend some time listening on different speakers, sleep on it, etc.

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    toot

    Word. If its all rap no singing and its all pre-written and well practiced, theres a good chance you record two songs in that time.

    But dont expect them to already be mixed and mastered and ready to drop. That will typically take anywhere from 2-6 hours per song depending on your engineer and the complexity of the song (layers, different voices and deliveries, etc, effects, etc.). And you'll usually wanna do it over the course of at least 2 separate sessions before you upload, so you can spend some time listening on different speakers, sleep on it, etc.

    Originally I was gonna just use a youtube to mp3 site and bring the instrumentals for beanie sigels ‘mack b****’ and nas’ ‘oochie wally’ but I have a sneaking suspicion that would sound like s***

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    Boxcarscar

    Originally I was gonna just use a youtube to mp3 site and bring the instrumentals for beanie sigels ‘mack b****’ and nas’ ‘oochie wally’ but I have a sneaking suspicion that would sound like s***

    Honestly if its just lil remixes for SoundCloud and IG content I think it would be fine.

    I don't purchase licenses until I'm ready to mix a song for release. I always rip mp3s of the beats off youtube first and record demos like that until the songs are finished, and the quality difference typically isn't noticeable unless the beat is poorly mixed to begin with.

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    toot

    Honestly if its just lil remixes for SoundCloud and IG content I think it would be fine.

    I don't purchase licenses until I'm ready to mix a song for release. I always rip mp3s of the beats off youtube first and record demos like that until the songs are finished, and the quality difference typically isn't noticeable unless the beat is poorly mixed to begin with.

    Can I hear some of your stuff?

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    Boxcarscar

    Can I hear some of your stuff?

    Like completely finished songs or demos off youtube rips?

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    toot

    Like completely finished songs or demos off youtube rips?

    Both

  • Boxcarscar

    Both

    instagram.com/p/CBmFwsUHw-L/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

    ^This was recorded off a youtube ripped beat from Brokeboi, never released officially.

    This is the first song I fully recorded and had engineered at a professional studio back in late 2018 / early 2019.