Pro Recording on a Not-So-Pro Budget

Repeat after me.

“I don’t need more gear or plugins”

Now say it like you mean it.

You can get professional-sounding recordings at home.

You don’t need expensive plugins

You don’t need a fancy preamp.

You don’t need vintage mics.

You need to learn to use what you have.

The first time that I ever recorded was the local studio where everyone recorded. 

ProTools HD system.

AKG 414 mics for vocals.

All of the the latest plugins and only $75/hr. 

I’m not going to even describe the final result; here you can hear it for yourself:


How could a recording from the most popular studio around come out so crappy?

I was determined to