Based on member demand, The Gear Page is pleased to announce that our Apparel Merch Shop is now open. The shop’s link is in the blue Navigation bar (on the right side), “Shop,” with t-shirts, hats, neck buffs, and stickers to start. Here’s the direct link: www.thegearpageshop.com
You’ll find exclusive high-quality apparel and merchandise; all items are ethical, sustainably produced, and we will be continuously sourcing and adding new choices.
We can ship internationally. All shipping is at cost.
If you have not done so before, practice montoring with earplugs/headphones while you play. Takes some getting used to.
Big thing is have your arrangements done and well practiced.
GET AN ENGINEER TO MIX THE CD!!!!!!! DO NOT THINK YOU CAN DO IT YOURSELF!!!!!! GET THE BEST YOU CAN AFFORD!!!!!!!!
Tighten up arrangements before you get in the studio. No 8 minute pop songs!
Don't track guitars with reverb.
+1 to all of that. Very good advice. I would just add this - make sure that you're as tight musically as you can possibly be. If your drummer and bass player aren't hitting stops, anticipations, etc., together, that will come through in the studio and you'll have to spend time getting them in sync with each other. Same if you have two guitars and the parts are clashing with each other. You'll have to fix them in the studio, which takes time and money.Don't be your own producers.