Friday, August 18, 2017

You need knowledge in the studio.

9) You Can’t Trump Talent With Tech

Yes, 18 year old Steve Lacy produced a song (and played on) Kendrick Lamar’s new Platinum record DAMN with just his iPhone, but that doesn’t mean all you need is an iPhone to make a Platinum record. You, of course, need talent. Just because you can make an entire record on your iPhone doesn’t mean it’s going to sound good or compete. Whether you’re working out of a giant, state of the art studio or in your bedroom, never settle for ‘good enough’ and attempt to cover up your lack of chops with tech. It may fool your parents, it ain’t gonna fool your musical peers who matter.

10) You Don’t Need a Big Studio to Record a Big Album

And the flip side of that, of course, is that if you have the talent you don’t need all the bells and whistles of a gigantic studio. Know who cares that you tracked Neumann U47s through the same Neve console as John Lennon? You do. Nobody else. All anyone cares about is what your record sounds like – not what studio it was recorded in. Not what amps or mics you used. Stop wasting your money.

If you can get the sound you need from your bedroom, there’s no need to drop $1,000/day just for bragging rights.

The red part is from an article in Digital music news, here is a link to the whole article.

This has always been the case. It has always been a discussion about having better studio better mics. But always end up that is the talent and a good song that is the thing. Beatles still did their song on four channels, still great songs.

Today I usually say that the tech is there, but the knowledge is not. Yes, you don't need a fancy studio but have a person that knows how to mic your instrument, and use the tools is everything.
So look for the experience rather than the gear.

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