I’m sure you’ve noticed, but in case you haven’t, everyone has an opinion of what is the “right way” to record. You’ll see it in audio forums and other online groups.
Someone might post about a heavy rock track they’re recording and say that they’re using 16 mics. The first comment will be someone telling them that The Beatles only used 4 tracks- and that they’re wrong. While this may have worked for the Beatles, that does not make it the correct approach for every other genre.
Another common problem is that a lot of engineers tend to only work on their favorite genres and seemingly ignore other genres. This can potentially lead to stagnant sound and lack of innovation within that genre.
Today, I’d like to challenge you to listen to a genre you normally wouldn’t listen to. One of the best ways to grow as a musician/producer is by listening and absorbing influence from artists outside of your usual taste.
It’s also worth mentioning that most of the top guys, the one’s who stay busy and do the best work, tend to work on everything. Go to AllMusic.com, look up a producer/mixer that you admire and scroll through their credit list. You’ll probably see that they’ve worked with many artists from different genres/styles of music.
In the video below, I dive deeper into these ideas and explore the benefits of working in multiple genres. Produce Like A Pro is a place for producers, mixers, musicians, etc., to help each other out, learn from each other and advance their skills to the next level.
Please watch the video, and ask a bunch of questions in the comments! I really enjoy hearing from you!
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Have a marvellous time recording and mixing,