Whether you’re a composer or creative business owner, you may want to hire a remote studio flutist. They can help in many ways depending on their specialty.
Consider why you may want to hire a remote musician over someone in person. Read on to learn more!
What Is a Remote Studio Flutist?
A remote studio flutist is a professional flute player who works from a home or remote recording studio. They may offer recording services to other musicians as well as composers or other business owners.
The best remote studio flutist will have experience playing and recording. They’ll also have good recording equipment and a professional level instrument.
Some remote flutists will be able to play multiple flutes, such as the piccolo and alto flute. A few may even be able to record music on world flutes.
Why Hire a Remote Studio Flutist
If you’re looking for quality flute music, you should hire a remote studio flute player. Here are some top reasons why a remote musician is worth hiring over an in-person musician.
More Cost Effective
One of the biggest advantages of working with a remote musician is that it can cost less than hiring someone to work for you in person. As mentioned, most remote studio flutists have their own equipment.
That means you don’t have to rent a professional recording studio to bring your project to life. You also don’t have to pay for a flute player in your area or a high-cost of living area, like LA.
If you’re short on cash but want to work with a pro, remote session musicians are perfect. You can still get the audio recording you want without all of the added costs.
When you’re set on hiring a flute player in your city, you can significantly limit your options. But with remote recording, you can hire the best flutist for you.
It doesn’t matter where you live or where your ideal musician lives. I live in the Kansas City area, but you don’t have to live anywhere near me to work with me.
I’ve worked with clients nationally and internationally. All of that is thanks to my remote recording setup and the existence of the internet.
Studio musicians who work in person are great at playing their instruments. However, they may not know how to use audio software, such as GarageBand.
That means you have to know how that stuff works, or you have to hire someone who does. But many remote session musicians will know how to use technology.
That way, you can get even more value from the musicians you hire. You’ll want to prepare to pay a good amount for those skills, but it’s great to have everything done by one person.
What to Hire a Remote Studio Flutist For
Maybe you want to support living musicians, but you don’t know what to hire a remote flutist for. Here are some ideas for what remote session musicians can do.
Film and TV Recordings
Probably the most traditional type of recording you can get from a remote musician is a track to use in your film or TV soundtrack. Whether you’re the composer or producer, you can work with flutists all over.
You can hire one flute player to record all of the flute parts for your next project. They might live in LA, but they don’t have to.
So if all of the local flutists are busy with other things, you can get your project moving.
If you’re a business owner, maybe you want to update your marketing materials. Be it a commercial or simply a jingle, hire a remote session musician to help.
You can get a better recording than what a computer can produce. Musical instrument digital interface (MIDI) renderings can work, but they won’t sound as authentic.
Plus, if you work with a remote studio flutist who also composes, you can hire them to write the jingle for you. (I offer both services!)
Podcast and Video Intros
Make your podcast or YouTube channel stand out with a unique intro. You can hire a remote session flutist to record the music for your content.
Sure, you can find copyright-free recordings already. But you risk choosing the same music that everyone else uses, so it won’t do much good to help you stand out.
Hire a flute player to record something that no one else will use on their podcast or YouTube channel. And once again, hire a flutist-composer so that they can write the music as well.
Your Own Compositions
If you’re a composer but don’t play the flute, hire a remote studio flutists to bring your music to life. Sure, you can use the audio rendering to sell your music to flutists.
But nothing beats the sound of a real live musician playing your latest piece. Whether you wrote a flute solo or a chamber piece, you can hire a flutist to make a recording.
Then, prospective customers can hear your music sound great, and they may be more likely to buy.
How to Choose a Remote Studio Flutist
To help choose the best remote studio flutist for your needs, keep the following in mind.
One of the biggest things to think about is how much experience someone has as a flutist in general and a remote recording artist. You can work with someone new, especially if you have a lower budget.
But it’s better to pay a bit more and hire an expert if you can. That way, you’ll get the best possible recording for your needs.
I’ve worked in studios since 2013, and I’ve played the flute even longer. Combine that experience with two flute degrees, and I have plenty of experience to give you a good recording.
Another thing to keep in mind is what type of flutes someone can record. For example, I offer recordings for C flute, piccolo, and alto flute as well as some world flutes.
Some studio flutists may only feel comfortable recording on the C flute. Others may also have access to a bass flute or other woodwinds.
Consider what you need recordings for. Then, you can make sure to find the right performer to work with you.
Similar to their flutes, you should consider what technology a remote studio flutist uses. For example, I use a MacBook with GarageBand and a Blue microphone.
Other people may use different software or microphones. If possible, listen to some audio samples from the flutist you want to hire to make sure they sound good and that the audio is of good quality.
You may also want to consider what other services the flutist provides. Some might also work as composers or arrangers, which is great if you don’t have music yet but want a recording.
Other people may also offer to combine other audio recordings of other instruments. Then, you don’t have to hire an audio engineer to put a full orchestral recording together.
Working with someone who offers complementary services can help you get what you need. But you may not have to spend as much time hiring individuals for each step of the music creation process.
What Is a Remote Studio?
A remote studio is what it sounds like in that it’s a recording studio outside of the traditional recording studio scene. In many cases, the studio exists in the musician’s home.
Remote studios can be set up regardless of the city. All you need is a computer, mic, and a quiet environment to set up a home studio.
How Does Remote Recording Work?
With remote recording, you hire a flute player by contacting them online. Provide the flutist with the music you want them to record.
Then, they’ll learn the music and record it with their audio software of choice. Finally, they’ll send the recording to you for approval, and you can use it how you like.
A remote studio flutist has a variety of skills to help you get the audio recording you deserve. Consider why you shire hire a remote musician and what they can do for you.
And if you’re ready to work with a remote flutist, learn how I can help!