The Recording Process for a Soloist
The Process for recording a Soloist is quite simple.
The Soloist will come in and play his/her songs on his/her instrument; the manner in which it is recorded will depend on the instrument, and the preferred sound for the album. If it’s a digital piano (a keyboard on a piano sound), than it will be recorded direct; meaning without a microphone, as the keyboard will be plugged in with an instrument cable. If it’s an acoustic guitar it will be recording with a microphone, even if it’s an acoustic-electric guitar, because the high end studio microphones will produce a better sound than the transducer in the guitar. If it’s an instrument that will be recorded with a microphone the Soloist will have to wear headphones during the recording if he/she is to be playing with a metronome.
After the recording is done the Studio Engineer will mix and master the recording.
…and you have a finished album.