Audio Recording of your music is so important because your songs are a statement and advertisement of your message to anyone who hears it.
A lot of times, when recording in a studio, the song will lose the feeling and mood you convey in your live performance. It may become more robotic and no longer natural.
The hardest part of recording is to capture the feel of the song. The reason it is so difficult is the audio is recorded individually. For example the drums are usually recorded first. Then recorded over the drum track are all the other instrument tracks. After all the instrument tracks, the main vocals, then background vocals and finally any lead instrument tracks.
Then a sound engineer takes all these individual tracks and mixes them into your song.
The first issue is of course timing. When playing the song as a band, the timing becomes natural through practicing and playing the songs together. When recording them, each individual is playing along with a track and may not be exactly on time with the other instruments.
That is why I start all recording sesions with the entire band. I get a recording of all the songs that are going to be recorded for an album just like your live performance.
We set up the studio just like the stage and I record the tracks. From that, I create a click track of which we record the drum tracks.
Then the bass guitar tracks, the guitar tracks, the other instrument tracks. At this point, I can compare what I have on the recording so far with the studio live track.
If then things need recorded again, we do so. Many times, we may start again from the beginning.
Many studios lose the feeling and mood of the music. I believe those things are the most important part of the recording.
Audio recording is an art. It takes time in a studio to learn how to get the most from the musicians, the instruments, the room set up and much more.
When recording your songs in any studio, be sure the final product is what you wanted, or start again. It is your music, your statement. Make sure it sounds right for you.