Whether you are a budding artist or have been part of the local music scene for years, it is important to work with an audio production company that helps your music live up to its full potential. The Toronto music production world is a competitive place and quality from studio to studio can vary greatly. Therefore it’s important for artists to understand some basic principles to help them choose the right producer.
The following is a basic guide of how to select the right audio production studio:
1. Know your sound and communicate it to your producer – music production studios in Toronto have clientele of all sorts ranging from folk singers to rappers. It is not uncommon however, for a producer to have a favourite style of sound that they are most drawn to – just like you do. If you are not confident in your own sound, your album could end up closer to what the producer likes rather than what you like. A good producer will listen to what you want and help you produce it, but you have to be clear about communicating what it is that you want.
2. Explore ideas – Sometimes you’ll go to a studio with a song that you don’t have a clear vision for. That’s okay. You should work with a producer who can help you explore various sounds until you find something that works well for you and your song whether it be through blusesy undertones or more of a pop rhythm or something different entirely.
3. Experience in the industry – perhaps you’ve had experience recording in a friend’s basement and thought the results were not too bad. But when you are ready to take your music career to the next level, it’s important to work with a studio that can produce high quality sound every time. Not only should they have state of the art equipment, but your producer should be experienced enough to provide professional tips and guidance along the way.
4. Rapport – Even if a particular music production studio is best in class, it doesn’t always mean that it is the right one for you. Whether you are recording a single song or an entire album, audio production is a creative collaboration between the artist and the producer. This means that it’s important that you like them and can work well with them. Some people just click more naturally than others.
Is Encounter Studios the place for you?
Encounter Studios is the gold standard in Toronto music production for a reason. Our audio team has many years of education and experience in helping artists from all genres of music produce the best possible sound quality. Regardless of whether you’ve got your entire sound planned out exactly the way you want it, or you need to explore your options, our producers are flexible and always willing to provide as much or as little help as you need. We offer two fully equipped control rooms and customize our services to fit your needs. To learn more about our audio production services, contact Encounter Studios today.