This is a cool look into the studio with Kelly Clarkson and Jason Aldean cutting a track for Aldean’s album. My favorite quote from the video? “It was very obvious to me – from the first note she started singing – that this was going to be a huge song.”
This is one of the ultimate truths of recording music. The most important thing you can do is to focus on getting a great sound at its source. Without it, even the best editing can’t place the magic in the take if it isn’t there to begin with.
When you’re working through your music and recordings, think about ways you can make the performance better. Is it by changing the lighting? Lighting some candles? Recording at a certain time of day? All of these elements can drastically affect a performance. Be thinking of these things when you’re working through your productions!