The challenges of home audio recording are never-ending. It is a daunting process from the beginning, and it is sometimes down-right excruciating. The learning curve is steep. It’s a process that I’m not always comfortable with. Time consumption is often hindered by my tendency to continuously tweak things, sometimes to the point of total sterility. And it is in those moments that I wish I had never gotten into audio recording.
However, recording sessions do not have to be exhibitions of frustration. The entire process, if treated with the right amount of preparation and care, can be a great tool for getting your own music out into the world. Not only that, but it can be a great way to keep money in your pocket. Recording is not cheap. If you can get your recording competency to an acceptable level, then you can achieve great results without breaking the bank. But that is the challenge… getting to that level. It is possible, but it takes a great deal of effort. Some people just do not have a lot of time. Dealing with the everyday real world means having to work a job, take care of a family, feed a drug habit… and so on (just kidding about the last one). The point is… efficiency. Efficiently executing a recording session means getting it done in a timely manner, and as inexpensive as possible. And… it still should sound good. The most important thing is to not sacrifice the quality of the final product. It does not have to sound like it was recorded with Bob Rock (famed Metallica producer), but it also should not sound like it was recorded in a tin box. There is an acceptable middle level here. Most of my favorite recordings are not sonically perfect masterpieces, but they do convey a sound and emotion that I am reeled in by. And to me, that is what it is all about… delivering a product that accurately conveys what the artist is attempting to. So it is of utmost importance to find the middle ground between sonic mastery and aural agony. So I have decided to hunt down some tutorials that teach the most vital fundamentals of home audio recording in a way that is easy to follow, and effectively squash that steep learning curve. Check out my findings below.
Coming very soon!