It’s way things have always been, the best work was always done in a professional setting. Of course there are always exceptions like moms home cooking but for the most part, particularly when it came to music recording, it was always best to do it in a professional recording studio. So now the computer is testing some of these time tested truisms because you can now buy and use your own recording software. This is software that can turn a room in your home with a computer sitting on a table into your own recording studio. Can you actually replace a professional recording studio with this software, and if not just what is it that a professional studio has to offer that you’ll benefit from?
Home recording software is indeed a great leap forward for today’s musicians, particularly those on a tight budget. Even so you do have to keep a couple things in mind. The technology in today’s professional recording studio has advanced in recent years and this is one of the main reasons why that even with this new home based option available, big-name signed recording artists all produce their finished product in a professional setting.
Now this doesn’t mean that they don’t have and use home recording software on their computers because you can rest assured that most of them do. But as noted above when it comes time to produce their final finished marketable product, with so much at stake that job is left to professionals in a professional setting.
For instance in a professional recording studio you’re going to be working with people who make recording and producing music their full-time job. They devote their whole lives to it because it’s their chosen profession.
So even if you have the equipment to record at home you still don’t have their level of experience or level of devotion to that technical side of the music business. Thinking that you’re going to get the same level of quality in your finished product in your home studio as you would in this type of setting working with full-time pros is absurd.
What too many musicians fail to take into account is the number of demo tapes that big-name record company executives receive on a daily basis. You need something to set what you have to offer apart from all the rest, and a professional recording studio can offer you just that.
Now it doesn’t take a professor in economics know that it’s the cost that’s the main prohibitive factor here. It’s just cheaper to do at home.
The true story that the big stars don’t tell you is that they invested well in what they believed in. They considered the money that they spent on what they were doing to be investment capital that will come back to them as future profits.