I just had a thought about recording in the modern age,I am so old school,that I use my studio set up to be ,basically ,a digital tape player/recorder,as I'm not that great at the tech stuff. and muddle through using mainly my ears for levels n tones.If it clips as it often does, hahah then I will take action but if it sounds good then I leave well alone.I often distort live drums by adding room distortion to achieve that live sound as opposed to large room reverbs,which can sound too swimmy at the back end .I like a lot of sibilance,mid highs on vocals,and a warm mid low on the vocal double tracked vocals.
My productions are finished when ive exhausted avenues of eq and compression of which I use very little,and apart from a few rock gtr sounds ....everythings clean with a touch of chorus to give it spread over all in stereo.Its a fascinating job,one I have longed to get involved in after spending so many years watching others f**k up my drum sounds i wanted to get,but always,cowed down to a more experienced voice,even if it had just come straight from media school..But it keeps your ears open thats for sure..This post is just a chat to anyone listening or watching here,and its geat to hear from you if u want to leave a comment ok?
On my first record i practiced at it.on my second I got very close,and after along while i got to my third which sounds fine too but I feel along way to go still.Were all different and Ive been looking for My sound and maybe one day will get there ...Theres always some one better and I have to keep reminding myself here m not equipped with the hi end racks of tech stuff and mountains of latest sound sources.but hey it works right ????
all the best to you all.xx upward n onward........