Last night I shot the first official recording night for the Messenger band for their new CD. They worked on laying the basic tracks for “Blessed Be the Name.” It was a very good learning experience for everyone, I think. The difference between singing in front of a large church and singing for a CD is similar to the difference between acting in a theater and acting in front of the camera.
The band members will have to learn the “audience” in the recording process is only inches away with the microphone. And all of the buffers that hide imperfections during a live performance, like the church members singing along, the echoes in the building, etc. are stripped away during the recording process and you are left quite alone with you, your voice and/or instrument, and nothing else.
They’re all extremely talented people so, as the process continues, they’ll quickly adapt to the recording requirements and make a great CD. They are very dedicated people and hard workers to boot. By the end of the recording process they’ll be like old pros.
A productive night for the band and for Sonlight Pics. I’ll have more video and pics coming in the future.