Recording—Simplified: COIN on Finding a Recording Solution that Works for You

June 26, 2017 | by Jon Simmons

COIN by Zachary Gray

COIN | Photo by Zachary Gray

Recording music shouldn’t be complicated. In this ongoing series, we’re asking musicians to offer their tips for simplifying the recording process. Bassist and audio engineer/producer Zachary Dyke of indie pop band COIN shares a quick tip.

How do you simplify the recording process?

Recording certainly can be complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. You need very little to create these days, which is awesome. My advice to anyone just starting out is simply to dive in. Garageband on your phone with the stock apple headset is all you need to start creating. That’s one route I still use sometimes—the guitar on garageband is incredibly fun to write with. I also have a Teenage Engineering OP-1 that I use to get into a different, often less technical headspace. There are so many inexpensive, effective solutions for mobile recording, you just have to find one (or a couple) that get you excited.

Be ready to record your song ideas wherever you are. Download the Spire app, a free, multi-track recording app for iPhone.