How is it possible to spend 2+ years recording an album before anything is released

Hi guys

In this blog I will go through a process that started sometimes in the beginning of 2015, and what lead up to releasing the first single “Eyes Of Hurricane” from STUD’s upcoming 3rd album. The single was released on March 31st 2017, so it took more than two years to actually have anything out for the fans to listen.

How is this possible and how come it takes so long. Many people build their houses or summer cottages much faster. The effort of making the album, at least from my point of view, was actually that big if you’re counting the hours spent. After going through the same circus with our two previous albums, I knew that it was a dirty job, but somebody’s gotta do it. In this case it was me and the other guys in the band, and also the other very important dudes, who played a very important role in various parts of the process.

The two year time period can be divided to different phases, which I will all cover in this blog. I’m trying to be very open and hopefully bring value to whoever may be reading this blog. My idea is to write about things that may interest fellow musicians and others who might be interested to hear what it takes to make an album without a record company behind you. I will also go through the equipment used, so it may get a bit technical at some point.

Everything said in this blog reflects what I’ve learned in making the three STUD’s albums. I’m totally self-taught and have no formal education of the recording process. So, what worked for us may not work for you. Our band is in the genre of metal and hard rock, so some of the things said don’t apply to hip-hop or such at all.

So, if you got interested, stay tuned for more posts soon!

-Mika

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