It’s no secret Green Light has been in the studio now for quite a while finishing our first fully produced 12-song CD.
It’s been quite a learning experience for us as we undergo the refinement of our ability to hear singing that is not perfect in pitch.
It was Robin that opened our ears and brought us into a new dimension of musical discernment.
He listened to a vocals take that both Chicky and I were a little pleased with and flatly said it was unacceptable and not truly representable of what we are capable of.
With that said, it was like an entire new dimension of appreciating vocals opened for us as our ears calibrated to a higher musical bar.
The question was should we settle or split hairs when it comes to the quality and perfection of our vocals? Splitting hairs is what one has to do if one wants radio play in this world. Bottom line.
There have been so many self-produced albums made by so many without the luxury of a major label backing them but they all seem to have something in common: vocals that are not RPQ (Radio Play Quality).
The last piece of the puzzle is getting ready to be placed. We are studying, rehearsing and working to get our vocals as close to perfect as possible. Then and only then we go into the studio and let the engineers do the rest.