- PREPARE YOUR SESSION FILES
have all your beat/instrumental ready for the engineer. having it on a flash drive or hard drive will save you time. Having a WAV file is ideal but MP3 can work. If you don't have a flash drive send the files via wetransfer.com or dropbox.com to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- PRACTICE YOUR SONG
going through the song several times prior to your session will help you get the best results in the studio and it will save you time. Put yourself in a position to have a confident performance while you're in the studio. memorizing lyrics and working on your delivery will help you perform your best in front of the microphone.
- HAVE REFERENCES
having different reference songs will help your engineer deliver what you envision in your head. Many of the tricks used in songs today can be easily accomplished by a good engineer. If you find yourself having difficulty describing the sound you want than having a song to reference that sound will help your engineer bring about your vision for the song.
- HAVE PLENTY OF REST
be sure you're rested and ready for your session. Often times physical fatigue can contribute to a lack of energy and emotion in a session which than can lead to a poor performance.
- HAVE AN OPEN MIND
some of the greatest songs have stories of organic creativity brought about on the spot in the studio. Come as prepared as possible but allow for some wiggle room in terms of creativity. Build a relationship with your engineer and consider his/her suggestions for your song. Doing so will may lead to you developing a sound that is all your own.