Creating a professional quality recording is more than just having the gear, you’ve gotta know how to use it.
You’ve decided to record your music. You open up Garageband, Ableton, ProTools, or some other program, plug in a mic or two and hit record. Maybe you nail the first take, maybe you spend an hour or so getting it right.
When you first listen to your recording it sounds a little dry but that’s cool. You throw some reverb on there, a slap delay, and add some backing vocals.
Still not there? How about messing with the EQ? What about compression. You could flip the “dither” switch (whatever the heck that is) and see if it helps. After a few hours, you’ve layered and layered and layered but the sound coming out of your speakers doesn’t live up to your expectations. WTF?
This is common experience among all songwriters. Creating a professional quality recording is more than just having the gear, you gotta know how to use it. Learning to use recording software and gear can take months or years.
So unless you have the time and interest to go down this road you need to find and hire a producer and/or engineer.
Welcome to Mixbridge. We’re here to help you realize your creative vision by connecting you to some of the best music producers and engineers in the business. These are the same folks who have worked on some of your favorite songs and records and they’re always looking for new songwriters to work with. Lucky you.
Stay tuned to be the first to check out the site!