Music and Podcasts by Jay Croft

Cutting Your Losses

So the first person I worked with in getting some female vocals going for the song didn't work out as well as I'd hoped. I wasn't able to get a refund, but there wasn't much I could do. I would say for anyone looking for a session musician that doesn't have local resources, proceed with caution. There's a lot of sites and freelancers out there that seem to be legit and talented people, but sometimes it just doesn't work out. I was finding that the person I had chosen to help me with this song wasn't the right fit. She had a good enough voice with the right amount of personality, but tracks were coming back flat and with plosives. It would have meant hours editing it and possibly paying to get it tuned. When you pay someone to record vocals for you, it's pretty much expected that the vocalist is going to provide the best takes and that they'll be ready to be mixed.. When you only get one take and it's flawed, you start to doubt yourself and your decision to go that route. 

Thankfully I found the right person last week. I went through another agency; one that utilizes a producer to work between myself and the singer. We discussed the project and he confirmed the voice I liked best for the song was a good choice and that she'd do a great job for me. A couple days later I get her tracks and holy s*** I was happy to hear what was recorded. This song is definitely going to be different and hopefully something more people will latch onto. More news to come.....

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