You may have noticed that I don’t talk about gear an awful lot in my emails to you. I think mastering your skills as an engineer is more important.
However, having the equipment you need to make the music you want to make is important, but there’s a million different ways to make a record. Gear-shaming is a waste of time for everyone and I don’t have any patience for the gearsluts out there that make their peers feel like shit just because they like a microphone they think is beneath them.
Believe me…their holier-than-thou attitude will be cast down to hell by the Gear God come Judgment day!
But I digress…
Gear is necessary, but what works for you when you’re producing a hard rock track might not work for somebody who’s recording an EDM hit.
The important part is to have the gear that helps you create the music you want to create, that’s it.
My role is to help you improve your skills along the way so that every song you do is better than the last, even if the gear stays the same.
That said, this is the time of year I’d like to talk about gear because I want to share my annual Ultimate Gift Guide for the Home Studio Musician and Producer.
I revisit it every year to make sure it’s up to date and still relevant so if you’re a serious home studio engineer, a bedroom producer or an on-location live engineer you might find some helpful hints you can share with whatever fantasy creature brings your culture gifts during this time of year.
Microphones, interfaces, acoustic treatment, headphones and even some education, you’ll find it all inside my Ultimate Gift Guide for the Home Studio Producer and Musician.