Floyd Cramer’s slip-note piano style

Floyd Cramer’s slip-note piano style Floyd Cramer was one of the architects of the Nashville sound. Born in Louisiana he worked for a while as a pianist on the Louisiana Hayride radio show and then in 1955 moved to Nashville, becoming a session musician and backing singers such as Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Eddy Arnold…

How to get the tic-tac bass sound

How to get the tic-tac bass sound? During the late 1950s a very distinctive bass sound began to emerge on Nashville recordings. Players had begun to use a six-string bass guitar to double the acoustic bass lines, and the technique produced a distinctive click that became known as tic-tac bass. This sound can be heard…

How to Achieve Outstanding Mixes with Drum Recordings

The beat is the core of any great mix. If the drums are not on point your mix will be off kilter from the start. Oh, it will sound okay, and many undiscerning people will probably not notice but for the true aficionado will. This is the first in a series of posts designed to help…

Best Practices for Recording Vocals

Recording vocals is no easy task, and since vocals are one of the most important components of any track, it is important that it is done right. One of the biggest advantages of availing the services of a recording studio is that they have the right equipment and enough expertise to ensure that the vocals…

Drum Recording Techniques and Secrets

The drum-kit is perhaps the most frustrating and time-consuming instrument in terms of recording. If you manage to get it right, the rewards are significant because everyone knows that the core of a fantastic mix is a great drum sound. We have compiled four important drum recording techniques and secrets that we think could help…

What Nashville Recording Studio Rates Depend On

Going to a Nashville recording studio can take a toll on your wallet, so it’s good to know what to expect before you decide to seek the services of professionals to help realize your music dream.  One question people commonly ask is about what they would have to pay in case they decide to go…

Live Concert Recording Tips

Let’s talk about Live Concert Recording Tips The live music versus recorded music debate has lived on for a long period of time and has no real end in sight. One answer leaves both sides happy – live concert recording. If done properly, live concert recording can balance the feel of being at a concert…

Deciding Whether Your Album Needs Mastering

In an increasingly complicated world of music, musicians have to make lots of decisions. When you are new to it all, it can be overwhelming. One such choice you have to make is deciding whether your album needs mastering. We at The Record Shop strongly believe in the power of mastering music. What exactly is…

Cari Gray: Featured Artist

Hey y’all!  Music City is one of the greatest hubs of creativity in the World, not just for the music for which the city gained its nickname from but for artists of every cree.  The Record Shop is very excited to get to share some of the great local talent that Nashville has to offer….

The Importance of Pre-Production

Let’s discuss The Importance of Pre-Production Recording music is a great experience, and it is no surprise that it gets even the most experienced musicians excited. If you are interested in making fantastic music, though, you should take a deep breath and remember that rushing into the recording studio is not always the best idea….