I'm not sure WHY anyone in the studio business would stick up for Dave's FU to the biz...
If you don;t think it has ramifications...well...I guess if this thread didn;t convince you, nothing will...so...keep that head buried in the sand
Probably because I don't see it as an FU to the biz. He chose not to make this record in a studio but in his home, yes...that doesn't constitute an FU to me. Again, why would he make a documentary about a studio...which, to me, shows quite a bit more respect than recording an album in one, and shows a love for the studio industry in general...if he wanted to say "FU" to the studio biz?
If he was saying FU to anything, I'd say it would be computer recording, or more specifically computer editing and manipulation. Secondarily, and what seemed to cause the bigger backlash pretty much everywhere but in our little world, would maybe be to electronic music in general (which is what he seemed to try to clarify a bit in his later statement). What I got from his speech was that learning to play, sing and/or write is more important than making your recording sound "perfect" or "correct". The recording in his garage and not a studio thing I saw more as a passing statement to show what was most important...not an FU to the studio business.
and it's easier to do that in a "real" studio than it is in the average home/garage studio these days.
is that really true?
Well, sure...you can buy a two-channel interface, a microphone and software for a couple hundred bucks. More inputs and more microphones cost more money.
And with that two-channel interface you can record, edit, quantize, tune, and do all sort of unnatural things easily. Pulling in loops or a drum VI is easier, and cheaper, than recording a kit, let alone a full band.
If you want more musicians to go to commercial studios and less musicians to record at home, then please post accordingly here on GS- talk about it everywhere, not just the moan zone.
I'd say that you should go way beyond GS...after all, most of "us" are involved in recording already. It's the musicians who aren't here who probably need to hear this sort of thing more, although once you start recording at home it doesn't take too long to learn how much easier it is to do certain things in a professional studio.
Why is that?Just did it over the weekend in Nashville.Wouldn't have mattered at home either.People have made stuff at home for years.Boston comes to mind.
As I said earlier, it's cheaper and easier to record just a track or two at home than it is in a studio. Recording more tracks requires more equipment/money and more skill. Which I would never discourage people from doing...but that doesn't make it easier.
I never said that it couldn't be done either...obviously it has been done for years. Boston is a good example, although like Grohl's studio Scholtz's studio was fairly elaborate. And you do read a lot of major-label artists doing a lot of recording in both places...I recall reading that Maynard from Tool did most or all of his vocals for the latest album at home, whereas the band recorded their tracks in a studio (or several, wasn't it? An API-based studio for drums and a Neve-based studio for everything else?) and I don't recall any studio owners taking offense to that. I believe that Alex Lifeson actually tracked some guitar parts for the latest Rush album direct through an MBox that wound up on the final record as well...