Remote recording, often dubbed as the future of recording, isn’t some flash-in-the-pan fan or an overnight trend. It’s an evolution in how we capture moments of musical magic, and it’s here to stay.
So, for those of you who are either fashionably late to the party or have serious reservations about taking the leap into the world of remote music production, we’ve put together the top 6 reasons why you should get started as soon as possible.
1. Greatly Expand Your Access to Talent
Imagine being able to collaborate live with talent from all over the world without ever leaving your studio environment. Well, now you can.
You are no longer confined to the limits of your local community. Remote recording has enabled musicians, artists, producers, and engineers from anywhere in the world to work together and produce great music.
Whether you’re an artist, producer, or studio owner, this level of freedom takes musical collaboration to the next level while at the same time, opening new streams of revenue.
“Sessionwire is my go-to for virtual sessions! A must-have tool when working with creatives no matter where they are in the world.”
Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis
Composer / Producer
Jerry has worked with DMX, DJ Khaled, Wyclef Jean, Santana, Raekwon, Melissa Etheridge, Mary J. Blige, Destiny’s Child, Whitney Houston, and more.
2. Save Yourself Time and Money
Traditionally, making music has always been expensive. When you’re limited by the physical confines of the studio, the costs can really pile up. There are costs associated with travel, accommodations, studio time, personnel, and more.
With remote recording, many of these costs can be greatly reduced, and when it comes to travel and accommodation, often eliminated entirely.
What about the studios? Studios can and are benefiting in very much the same way. Studios provide access to great acoustic spaces and gear not available to many producers and musicians. By adjusting to the realities of remote recording, studios like the talent themselves can find new opportunities for revenue outside of a studio’s local market.
“In the world we are living in now, it is very important that you give yourself accessibility to a wider clientele. One of the big upgrades to our studio was when we started using Sessionwire. Now, I’d say for 20 to 30 percent of my clientele, the work is done on Sessionwire.”
3. Collaboration Over Isolation
The rise of the home recording studio has often come with the cost of working alone in isolation. Digital audio workstations (DAWs), while critical to the remote music production process, alone do not promote a collaborative approach and the end product often reflects that.
Remote recording platforms strive to recreate the feeling of being in the studio while being physically apart. The most critical component of that feeling is live collaboration.
We’ve all heard stories about bands challenging each other in the studio or those moments where ‘happy accidents’ led to the creation of chart-topping songs. The studio creates a space where thoughts and feelings on musical choices and direction can be shared freely. Without these live interactions, potential moments of musical magic are lost.
“Music is about capturing magic. Sessionwire perfectly allows me to maintain the vibe and energy with my artists wherever I go. This is going to change the music industry forever.”
Arson has worked with Young Thug, Travis Scott, Machine Gun Kelly, and more.
4. It’s So Much More Than Just Recording
We hear it all the time. Aren’t remote recording applications just for overdubs? While overdubs are likely the most common use case, there is so much more you can do with a capable platform.
Before you even begin recording, you can host a songwriting session or even audition some talent to decide if they are a fit for your project. After you’re finished recording, you can perform your mastering and mix reviews.
There are even workflows outside of music production altogether, such as conducting online music lessons, hosting guest lectures, voiceovers, podcasts, and more. You’re only limited by your own imagination.
“Sessionwire allows me to connect and make real-time decisions with my clients wherever they are, whether it’s an overdub session, a full production, or a mix revision”
Dale has worked with Nickelback, Matthew Good Band, Econoline Crush, SM6, and more.
5. The Industry Shift is Well Underway
From home studio engineers to Grammy-award-winning producers, more and more people are implementing remote recording into their repertoire. The best way to keep up with any industry evolution is to get on board or risk getting left behind.
Studio owners have also responded to the shift by incorporating remote workflows into their service offerings.
“Sessionwire revolutionized the way I work with many clients and has helped make the past couple of years my busiest and most connected yet.”
Producer, Mixer, Engineer, and Guitarist
David has worked with Journey, Shawn Mendes, Keith Urban, Megan Trainor, Justin Bieber, John Oates, Motley Crue, Joe Bonamassa, Tenille Townes, The Sisterhood, Vince Gill, and more.
6. Sessionwire Studio is the Future!
Remote recording solutions have come a long way over the years and are constantly improving. In fact, our latest version, Sessionwire Studio, will be released soon, making now the perfect time to get started.
Sessionwire Studio will change the game for remote recording, communication, and collaboration. We’ve added a ton of upgrades and new features, such as:
- Browser-based, no download required – a true Zoom replacement!
- Slack-style messaging with both group and personal channels
- Improved, encrypted, direct file transfer
- Session call recording
- Mixer for managing talkback and HQ Audio channels
- New producer controls to manage sessions with multiple participants
- New “listen only” links for presenters with an audience
- And so much more!
Sessionwire Studio is an all-in-one solution that eliminates the need to piece together disparate components. With Sessionwire Studio, you can delete Audiomovers, Zoom, Slack, Dropbox, Google Drive, and Email. At least when it comes to recording and collaboration.
Try Sessionwire for FREE
If you’re not already taking advantage of what remote music production offers, then now is the perfect time to get started. The technology is here, the industry is shifting, and you’ll capture more moments of musical magic.
Every Sessionwire license comes with a FREE 7-day trial. You can try out the current version of Sessionwire with no commitment or obligation. You’ve got nothing to lose. So, what are you waiting for?