You turn up the volume on tracks you like, right? You turn down the volume on the LOUD commercials (they are intentionally made louder to make you listen to them). It has the opposite effect on me and I'll bet on most of you, too…we turn it down or MUTE. If a commercial plays at some reasonably volume, I might just let it play. Especially on TV (thank God for the mute button). When a song comes on the radio (playlist or whatever) that you don't know and it's LOUD, compress
Have you ever heard a bass drum part all by itself, very loud, like the intro to many EDM tracks these days? Of course…and it's often exciting...when it's LOUD. Play that same part at low volume. Not so exciting now, is it? Have you ever heard your favorite song at low volume? Yes, and you still love it…at all volumes. Why do many mixers, producers and other music creators do their work at high volume? It may NOT be because the music is good and they are enjoying it, but
If you are shopping for a recording studio, what you should pay more attention to than ANYTHING about the studio or the gear is the person(s) that will be working with you in it!
That is the Engineer / Producer / Mixer, etc. A studio is only a set of tools. Who is using those tools is THE most important thing! That fundamental here work everywhere in life, too.
IT'S ABOUT THE PEOPLE YOU WORK WITH, NOT THE TOOLS THEY BOUGHT!
I hear many stories of bad recordings, lame prod
Dont ask your Mom. Don't ask your friends. Don't ask your BF, GF or BFF. Don't ask people you know to comment while you are sitting there. None of these situations can be trusted to get you some honest feedback. Do YOU want to tell a friend or loved one that you think their "pride and joy" sucks! Likely not. Try something like this: I once sent a CD of a bunch of my songs and productions to a bunch of friends and included a SASE (self addressed stamped envelope) and a c