Before you start recording your music, you will need to get prepared.
The better you will be prepared, the easier to manage and the less expensive this entire endeavour will become.
Maybe you have already recorded some stuff during the songwriting process, and some of those elements (or even all of them) may be reused on your final record if – and only if – you have been recording them respecting some basic quality standards.
But first things first.
At this point you will need to take a few very important decisions, and we’ll have to discuss those options before you may get started: