With all of the falsified information floating around about how to produce a successful track in the recording studio, it is beneficial to be able to recognize which are fact and which are fiction. Historically, producers used to suggest adding as much heat as possible to the singles that they record, but with modern technology, this is no longer necessary. Another common myth is assuming that production hardware will always override the performance of digital plug-ins.
- While a condenser mic may be a more robust choice, it’s a mistake to say that a ribbon mic is too fragile to record loud sources.
- Going ‘hot’ with your recording may have been the norm with analogue recording methods, but today’s technology makes it unnecessary.
- No matter where you have heard it, egg cartons and mattress foam do not make good DIY sound-proofing.
“Back in the old days, if you wanted to learn how to record, your options were to learn from a pro, a school, or by trial and error. But thanks to the Internet, there’s a ton of information out there on how to record.”