After a successful turnout from my last single (True Colors), I went back into the studio recently to work on the next project. The studio was MindMicProductions located in downtown Manhattan. Even though trying new studios is often risky, and could potentially be a complete waste of money, I had an amazing experience there. The studio itself consists of two rooms, the control room, and the live room, both accumulating to a comfortable size. The overall vibe was relaxing, fun, and exciting. The thing that surprised me the most was how non-commercialized this studio is, considering it is located in one of the busiest areas of the city. I admired that it had a private feel to it, which is a rare quality being that most studios that are still standing today go for a more public approach.
The most important thing I look for as an artist is quality in studios. This goes for equipment, engineer experience, and the overall potential. After producing, working, and recording for the past several years (mainly in the city) I’ve spoken with many artists, some who feel the same way. Many take a more illogical approach to a project by choosing a studio based on who has recorded there in the past, or they base it on a certain big time event that has happened at that studio. Obviously if their point is that it must be a good quality studio based on whoever recorded there, then it’s not that bad, but many choose a studio just to say they’ve recorded at the same studio as whoever else recorded there (a big name artist). I’ve witnessed this many times, and it is very irritating. If you really love your music, if you really care about what you sound like, if you really believe you have an amazing product to deliver upon recording, Choose a studio that will give the best quality for that genre. There are studios available all over for each and every genre, it’s just up to you to find the right one for you.
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