Reno does not have the thriving music scene or a decorated history that many other places have, such as Dallas, Houston, Nashville, Los Angeles, Chicago, etc.
This has made it very difficult to find an affordable option to record the vocals here in Reno. Recording here would be ideal so that if I have an off day, the whole thing doesn’t come crashing down. If I go back to TX, then I have roughly 36 hours to sing all 6 songs perfectly and get home. As it stands, it’s cheaper to go to TX and record there then to do so here with no airfare (obviously).
Guys in town like Sierra Sonics and Tom Gordon aren’t in fierce competition so the prices for recording here reflect that. Not too expensive for the likes of Eminem, Dr. Dre, and Collective Soul though, to name a few.
So, it’s cheaper to fly half-way across the country to finish this record…that is a bit crazy I think.