THE ONLY PLACE TO RECORD YOUR ALBUM
The difference between amateur sounding bands with decent recordings and bands that get their songs played on the radio has a lot to do with the quality of the production. You can get great sounding recordings with low-cost gear and terrible sounding recordings from a $500,000 Neve board. That's because getting a mix to sound pro involves many different factors and not just the cost of gear.
While it is true that using expensive pre-amps, mics and plug-ins does help, it is equally as important that the ears processing the audio are experienced enough to maximize the potential of your sound, which includes proper frequency allocation and overall strong post-production. That is an area that a lot of home studio musicians fall short in when attempting to engineer their own recordings. At 9ine 2wenty One Media and Cave Rec Studios we like to say that if you're going to release an album or product, make sure you do it right, even if it takes spending a little extra cash. Give your audio the treatment it deserves. It's worth the investment and pays off in the long run.