Artists get too caught up with the word “quality” and I understand your concern. I too wish I had a U-87, a Fireface 800, and a VK50se. I first started out with an es-57 (chinese copy of the shure 57) and a Fast Track, but I still made it work. You need to understand that there are two kinds of quality. There’s the quality of the work (composition/arrangement/lyrics) and then there’s the quality of the medium. We all want the best equipment in our home studio, but is it really feasible? Take Iron & Wine’s cover of “Such Great Heights” for example. The song itself was of high quality but the medium/format was not, and yet it still gets played in every shopping center, cafe, bar, pub, etc. till to this day. So don’t worry about what mic you’re using, the quality of your preamps, or your usb interface, or mixing/engineering ability. A song can be mixed a number of ways. Do so in a way that makes you feel comfortable and secure with the final release regardless of what others may think. Remember, your best work comes from your own creativity and vision so keep at it!
(by David M. Cobb)
And people bitch about me for not knowing how to write.
HA!!! Exactly. This is the best way to deal with idiots.
This pic is always funny.