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Album recorded by know-nothing musicians sounds great
Old 21st December 2010
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Album recorded by know-nothing musicians sounds great

I just heard my mate's band's debut album: "Taped Up" by Thee Spivs. It's punk rock of the classic late-70s Brit kind.

They recorded it in a small apartment. None of them knows anything about recording or mixing or mic placement or compression or limiting. They just stuck some mics in front of their instruments and recorded to a Zoom digital 8-track. Guitars went straight in via stompboxes. Their singer, Ben, who recorded it, didn't even really understand what stereo was.

Mixed by a friend ITB. Don't know who mastered it.

Although it's a lo-fi garage punk sound, it sounds much clearer and dynamic than plenty of supposed lo-fi garage punk that was recorded in proper studios.

In the short time it's been out has already had more reviews and press coverage than plenty of signed indie bands with money behind them. A lesson to be learned there, methinks.
Old 21st December 2010
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That's cool!
Sometimes knowing nothing is safer than knowing a little...
The first few recordings I did knowing nothing, but only trusting what I liked coming out of the speakers turned out better than things I did for years after I got into learning how to record and mix. It took me probably 5 years to get back to the level I had been at by accident, however, I'm not as limited as I once was and now (if I choose to work long and hard enough) I'm on the path to creating truly excellent recordings.
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