I don’t have to pay money to record my music, I have a home studio.
You can’t expect to spend $10,000 – $50,000 on a home studio and have it sound as good as a $500,000 – $1,000,000 + dollar studio – even if you’re an electronic artist. Home studios are great for composing and arranging.But, when competing with professional bands, you’ll eventually need a professional studio to get a great quality recording.
If I have ten songs, I should be able to record them in a few hours.
This doesn’t even happen in the movies. high quality recordings involve a number of processes and setups that require time and precision to properly achieve a high quality sound. Keep in mind that the source of the sound you are making or singing is the most important part of the signal chain. High quality equipment and proper room acoustics cannot make up for bad sound or performances.
As long as we record correctly, we don’t have to spend much time on mixing and / or mastering.
Mixing and mastering is where the magic happens, and makes a HUGE difference in the overall sound and dynamics of the recording. Again, it’s a HUGE difference. It is not uncommonWe recommend a minimum of 1 hour of mixing/mastering for every 2.5 hours of tracking booked.