When the mic is rockin’, don’t bother knockin’! Okay, so what do you do if it’s just not rockin’ and you’re having a tough time getting it to come out right? Instead of getting frustrated and stressed out, take a break and come back to it.
That’s right! Go for a walk, turn up some music, make yourself a cup of green tea or take a power nap. Fifteen minutes can do wonders! While excessive napping doesn’t pay too well, either does excessive stress. My personal favorite? I go out and play football with my dog, Kaytee.
The point is to just break away from the studio – completely remove yourself and escape for a bit so that you can refresh! If you force it to happen when it isn’t, your frustration will come across in the recording. The voice is transparent and modulates to express our span of emotions. Any frustration, anxiety, and stress will show through, stalling the flow, zapping the energy and enthusiasm from your voice.
It’s like a good major league pitcher who just doesn’t have his good stuff on a particular day.
So go ahead and break away! You’ll come back to the studio refreshed, full of vibrance in your voice, and ready to deliver!
You are right. There’s never time to do it right but always time to do it over. Sometimes I get so bogged down by deadlines i forget to relax in the booth and really produce crappy product (well by my standards) If there was time to record and come back a day later on all projects to listen and re-record we’d all have amazing material all the time. BUT taking a break. calming down, getting the head together really makes a difference. Besides, avoiding a pickup session is our goal anyway. So I love your advice. I’ll keep it in mind as my schedul feels overwhelming!
I just wanted to definitely agree with that. It’s amazing what a little time away..go workout…(or whatever you do and whatever time permits)….can do for focus & delivery. If a high energy delivery is forced (for example) it just sounds frenzied and all that’s delivered is the stress of…I have to do this right…right now!!!! Well, you get what I mean. Thanks guys…it’s true.