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I once heard someone say that when you're paying for studio time, it's easy to make a record on no money, and easy on a lot of money, but hard to make it for a budget that lies somewhere in the middle. This is because if you have no money, you just get a great sound and go for it. If you have unlimited money, you try all the tricks that you've always wanted to try. If you've got a medium budget, you try to get the big budget record with all the tricks you've always wanted to try, but you fall short and forget to even get a good basic sound. There is some truth to this, but if you're recording in your home studio, it shouldn't be an issue. Work at first at trying to get a great basic sound, and with experience, learn to get a great sound with all the bells and thistles and fun crap. But remember that none of that stuff makes up for poor songwriting or playing. Great songs recorded in a good basic manner will always beat crappy songs recorded on an unlimited budget. That's the secret of the $30 Way, no matter if it's film, music, writing, or whatever.
That's where we have the advantage that no money can buy: talent.
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