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A question from one of our visitors...
When it comes to synthesized music and loop-based tracks, what are the true benefits to recording it in a commercial studio?
I find it incredulous that songs I hear on the radio consisting of a repetitive 4-8 bar loop were multitracked in a $3k per day studio especially considering the overall mix and sound quality.
Well, here in the states, with the closing several big time studios, I guess it's a moot point.
What are you thoughts?
Response from David Mellor...
Firstly, it is a cardinal sin in the music industry to get the artist's name wrong, even in the slightest. It is literally a firing offence. Therefore...
I don't mind e-mailed questions because they tell me what people want to know. However I can't promise to respond to every message, there are simply too many. Questions that don't get answered are usually the vague ones - "How can I become a successful artist?", "What is the best equipment for my studio?" etc.
Getting to the question, there are some things you will get from a commercial studio that you won't get at home, no matter how good your set up. In no particular order...
I could go on - and on - but the bottom line is that most commercially successful records are recorded, overdubbed or mixed in professional studios and few recordings are made entirely at home. That's got to be telling you something.