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Eloise Garland

A Day in a Recording Studio - The Violin has its Place in 'Modern' Music!

October 3, 2010 at 9:09 PM

 Today I spent 6 hours of my time in a recording studio with two of my good friends from school. I took my violin along to help one of them with their GCSE composition recordings, which is in a hip-hop/rap type style. I've never done recording in a studio before! I've done CD, radio and TV recordings but this was a totally new experience!

It was strange at first, because my violin had to be all mic-ed up, and I had to wear headphones which made the sound seem quite compressed in a way, but I soon got used to it. We had several practice run-throughs just trying to find a nice balance between all the sounds. I literally had to make up a violin part to go with the piece there and then, and it ended up all right thankfully! 

It took quite a few goes to practice, then more goes to record, and more to edit, and yet MORE to burn onto a disk and finalise, but it was worth the tedious effort! But I do have to say it took an awful lot of brain power as I was shattered by the end of it all! We were all really pleased with the end result and the violin definitely added a new dimension to the 'modern' style of music!! It seemed by the end of it that the violin became the star of the piece!!!

I'll be uploading the first version of the track onto youtube soon, so you can all have a listen! 

It was a very fun day today and I recommend having a go if you ever get the chance!

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