As a live performance requires a lot of preparation and preparation is something that you have to learn from your live band.
If you’re not already familiar with the live production process, then we’ve compiled some tips for how to create a live show that sounds like you’ve just walked into the studio.
If that’s not enough for you, there’s a ton of resources out there for performing live.
If there’s one piece of advice that we haven’t covered here, we’d recommend watching a show and trying out a few different live sets.
Here are the tips we’re hoping to cover in this article.1.
Set your expectations.
Live shows are different than recordings and recordings are different from concerts.
There are many things that go into the production of a live recording.
The studio will have different sounds and equipment.
There will be different sets of instruments and sounds.
And, of course, the live band may have different sets and styles of music.
Live music is inherently unpredictable and the live performers themselves have a lot to learn.
So, if you’re looking to record a performance, set your expectations for what you want from your performance.
That’s especially important for musicians who aren’t already performing live regularly.2.
Find your way.
Before recording your live set, figure out what kind of live sound you’re going to use.
Is it a big room with a big soundstage or a smaller room with just a little bit of space?
Is it going to be loud and/or quiet?
Is there going to come a point where you’re really getting the vibe that you want?
What kind of lights are going to help you feel the vibe?
Then, set those expectations and then experiment.
If it’s too loud, you might want to turn down the volume or just reduce the volume a little.
If the live audience seems to have a sense of what you’re doing, then you may want to set a timer on your computer and go with it.3.
Get familiar with your instrument.
Live instruments and instruments can make or break the performance.
Make sure that you’ve picked out your favorite instruments and are comfortable with them.
And if you don’t have the time or the equipment to record the performance, then don’t fret.
Just keep experimenting and learning.
Make certain that you don´t get stuck on a particular sound or a particular style.
You want to be able to improvise as much as possible and still produce a great performance.4.
Find the right setting.
It doesn’t have to be a studio.
The best set ups can also work at home.
For example, if your audience is at home, you can play on the couch or in the living room.
Just make sure that they can find a spot that is comfortable for them and that the music sounds good.5.
Set the right tempo.
When you record a live set you don`t have to set it in the same tempo as your live performance.
You can choose the tempo that feels right for you.
For instance, if the audience is in the middle of a song and you are just finishing playing, set the tempo to slow down and go into a quieter part.
If they are playing at a high tempo, you could try setting the tempo for a little longer.
It is a good idea to set the music for a longer amount of time.
If your audience likes it a little quieter, then play it for a shorter amount of playtime.6.
Make adjustments as you go along.
You may want the audience to be quiet during the performance and if you want to, you may need to lower the volume.
But, if that’s something that happens naturally during a performance you should make adjustments as needed.
For more ideas on setting your live sets up, check out our live performance guide.7.
Be creative with the set up.
Some people find that it helps to set up the sound equipment before you start recording.
Others, though, find that recording is a little more challenging if you set up your set up beforehand.
If one of these is the case, then it’s a good time to experiment.
There is no wrong way to go about recording live.
For every new sound that comes up, there is an old sound that you could probably use.
So keep experimenting.8.
Be prepared for the unexpected.
If a new element or sound that might seem cool at first seems too daunting or out of place, don’t get discouraged.
Try something different.
If nothing comes out, then maybe that sounds weird or out-of-place.
Maybe you just need to experiment a little and try something new.
We don’t want to discourage you from trying new things, but just know that it is always a possibility.9.
Make a playlist.
If all else fails, make a playlist for your performance and then come back to it as needed when you get back.
There might be an instrument or a sound that seems important or maybe it will take