Stage 2 – Tracking
Tracking is the next stage of the Cd recording process. It is where all the musicians get together in the studio to create the instrumentation. Basically the foundation of the songs. It usually takes two days to record 10 songs. This includes piano, drums, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and then there is what we would call color instruments(dobro, fiddle, steel guitar, cello, etc.). After the basic tracks are completed we will send a few songs out for orchestration to be added.
We are now finished with our tracking and excited to say it went amazing. We have some of the best musicians in the industry (Jeff Collins-Piano and Keyboards, David Johnson-Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, Steel Guitar, Fiddle, Jeremy Medkiff-Bass, Electric Guitar and on Drums and Percussion is Tony Creasman.
There is also one very important person that I don’t want to leave out, Van Atkins(The Engineer). He sits behind the mixing board during the entire process. You will hear his named mentioned through each stage. We are very thankful for Van.
Stay tuned for our next post Stage 3 – Vocals