When it comes to recording and mixing with computers, there’s a lot of “magic” that can happen with the use of some helpful plugins. Vocals can be tuned, drums can be tightened (and replaced), and even guitar amp settings can be switched. I’m all for using all of the tools available to us in the studio. But regardless of how great technology is these days, there’s still one thing that no plugin can fix after the fact: a lack of passion.
The “Magic” Of Recording
I don’t care how expensive your microphone is or what converters you have, if you don’t capture a great performance brimming with passion and energy, you’re doomed. All you’ll be left with is a sonically well captured boring performance. You can clean and polish up the recording all you want, but at the end of the day it will still be flat.
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