Rascal Flatts Drummer, Jim Riley, Plays On A “Record Your Album Over The Internet” ProjectPosted: June 30, 2015 Filed under: Nashville Session Musicians | Tags: Jim Riley Drummer, rascal flatts Leave a comment
If you are considering doing a three song demo, an EP or a full album, need session quality players yet wish to sing, here’s your solution!
Pictured below is drummer Jim Riley of Rascal Flatts, overdubbing percussion yesterday on a power ballad. The song, “Change Your Life” is song number seven of an album done completely over the Internet.
“So far we are absolutely THRILLED with the work Nashville Trax has done on our album!” says the client we came to know as “Wayne from Main” who records and performs under the group name, The Greatest Gift.
The songwriter and singer, Wayne, uses a local piano player to record a rough at a local studio and sends us (Nashville Trax producer, Bill Watson) an mp3. Watson determines the arrangement, writes charts for the musicians, then hires session quality musicians such as Jim Riley, to record the song in Wayne’s key. The finished tracks are uploaded and delivered to the studio Wayne is using in Main. He then goes in and records his vocal.
At that point the mix can be done at the local studio or the vocal file can be sent back for mixing here at Nashville Trax.
Better yet, the cost is only about $600 per song for charting, arranging and recording the raw instrument tracks on the Nashville Trax end so an 4 song EP can be done for under $2,500, excluding vocals and mixing. Payments of about $300 each are due as the project unfolds and completed songs are delivered.
The price, of course, varies according to song complexity and instrumentation required.