I’m in the midst of new musical project in which the recordings have all been done through Garageband.
The whole time I felt like I was using amateur gear and feared the end result would sound bad. The thing I discovered, is that once I heard the finished track in itunes, I didn’t feel so bad.
Why is that?
Knowing that “Pro” producers use a more extensive program like Logic or Protools makes you think anything less is not going to sound good enough. Sure, there’s more functionality but can it really prevent good music from being recorded well?
When I was creating, arranging, and re-editing in Garageband, I thought this can only be useful for demos and it isn’t going to be good enough to actually release. But having made and released my first 3P, I’m pretty much convinced that Garageband can do what I need it to. I’ll just need to get better at working with it.
You can take a listen if you want at http://lankamusic.bandcamp.com/album/lost-in-seoul
You may not like the tunes or the mix and that’s ok. It’s about realizing the quality of recording you can get with free software and a midi keyboard.
It doesn’t have to be about having the “best” gear.