Home sweet studio

By JACK MILLS  |  May 27, 2010

Despite the odds, DIY records are gradually beginning to gain more and more credibility. In spite of the obvious setbacks of home recording, the incredible software that com-panies like Digidesign keep churning out is getting closer to closing the gap. With plug-ins that can automatically fix EQ issues on a track or re-tune off-pitch vocals, the old hier-archies of the music industry have dissolved before our very eyes. But at what cost? Silander summed it up best: “If I have to put faux-reverb on all my tracks and EQ the hell out of them just to make up for shitty mic placement, when does it stop being my music and start being a product of the magic of Logic? Where’s the art in that?”

So it seems we are at crossroads. What is good for the amateur artist is no longer good for the amateur studio. And who knows what will happen? Probably what always does — one will succumb to the eternal machine of progress while the other in emerges victorious. In the words of Kurt Vonnegut: “So it goes.”   ^

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