Jumping Darkness Parade: Putting in the Work, Volume 2 (Cutting Corners)
The basic idea behind my “Putting in the Work” series is that greatness comes from mastering the basics. It applies to writing and playing your music, and it most certainly applies to getting great recordings when you’re in the studio.
The truth is that by far the biggest part of getting a great recording is also the simplest: preparation. Simple shit like string gauge, setting up your guitars, changing drum heads, and of course getting good takes out of all the players involved. Yes, modern recording technology is amazing and it can work wonders, but it’s not magic. Garbage in, garbage out. I know it’s not what some people want to hear, but it’s the truth.
I sat down with my friends at creativeLIVE and talked about what PUTTING IN THE WORK means when you’re in the studio, and why we are so uncompromising about our “NO CUTTING CORNERS” philosophy at Audiohammer. Even if you don’t plan on going to a big studio like Audiohammer, check it out — this stuff applies just as much (if not more) to DIY recordings.
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