The list of myths that have developed around metal production has become quite long over the years.
In this video, I have taken on five more myths and would like to debunk them.
Myth 1: Dynamics are bad
Myth 2: Money buys Sound
Myth 3: Vocals should never be too loud
Myth 4: Drum tuning doesn’t matter
Myth 5: We can edit anything
When I ask a musician to re-record a take, all too often the response is: “Can’t you just edit it?”
In some cases I can, but in others I don’t want everything to sound too perfect. For example, some passages even benefit from a snare hit that’s a bit too early or too late and it’s my job as a producer to identify those passages. Unfortunately, Feeling cannot be edited.