Listening to sound recordings is one of the most popular ways to enjoy music and give audiences the freedom to listen to their favorite songs on many different platforms such as vinyl records, CDs, and MP3s. Since the introduction of recordings, it is now possible for musicians to disseminate all musical genres to reach out to larger audiences than ever before.
The Windsor/Essex County area has an abundance of quality recording studios. Each studio is lead by an extremely driven individual who usually acts as both the engineer and producer of an artist. It is the job of these individuals to help artists to focus in on their ideas by making suggestions on song writing, delivery of a musical performance, sound design, and to help the artist connect with the music on a deeper level. Cody Weldon of Polaris Recording Studio explained the process as an artist’s idea being a slab of marble and the recording process being the sculpting of that idea into a fine statue.
Without local recording studios it would prove to be a challenging feet for musicians to create good quality recordings and in turn, to be competitive in the modern world. Recording studios help to document the local music scene and reflect its musical direction. By combining popular recording techniques such as parallel processing, and sample replacement and reinforcement with their own creative ideas, local recording studios have helped to shape and mold a sound that is distinctly Windsor.