I was on a field recording session today, capturing the sounds of the forest and its adjacent areas, and just out of curiosity i snapped this image. That's when i realized something.
Before beginning an audio project we need to make sure we have a solid idea about what we are trying to capture in our track. What kind of emotion we are trying to convey? The kind of environment that we are putting listeners into? The sounds and foley that we use must be compliment the entire track. From percussions to drums to the atmosphere. Making a good use of these samples, we can create a beautiful soundscape for the listener to get lost into.
Along with that and important aspect of a track is the cover art. A cover art is not just a shell of the track, it is the first thing that a listener will look at before they even listen to your track. A good idea for the track and its cover art can be linked to the same source, a good images.
You think what message i want to convey?
Its not just all about the sounds. It's also about the inspiration behind it and the coherence between the visual images and the acoustics. Surprisingly, that's where many of the bedroom producers lack, even if it seems something every simple.
Now go out and start clicking! (With a camera this time, not with a drum machine)