I've found that many acoustic artists, for example guitarist / singer / songwriters, wish to thicken the mix of their natural and sometimes bare recordings by adding a piano layer, subtle organ, or electric piano tone. Nothing to dominate the track or distact the listener, but just to add an additional complexity and richness to the mix.
Often, rock or heavy bands wish to add a variation in their instrument line-up, even if only for a track or two on a larger album offering, to exhibit a depth in their songwriting and provide a variation from the "standard" guitar, bass, drums, and vocals lineup. Recently for example I added a suite of keyboard layers to a heavy, harmonic track for a Sydney-based metal band. The song was enhanced with a new injection of life through previously unconsidered use of timpani drums, french horn, orchestral strings, piano, pipe organ, and choir! Of course each of these additional tracks were provided individually enabling the band to mix them to taste.
Recording a keyboard for one or more additional layers to an existing track can be a great way to give new life, depth, and richness to a recording.
Whether you're a band, solo artist, or somewhere in-between - contact me if you'd like to see what I can do for your latest recording. Here's a quick video summarising how it works.
Paul Doolan provides online keyboard session recordings for bands and solo artists.
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