Welcome to issue #65 of Tape Op.
This is for real — I did not make it up. But damn, I really wish there was a "secret" that I could pass along to all of you so you could easily make "classy high- end" recordings at home "within a week." It seems to me that great recordings can come from many different scenarios and backgrounds. However, in all these cases, there is some actual hard work involved — whether that work manifests as songwriting, performance, arrangement, recording, mixing, mastering or combinations of these. Experience and hard work (and sometimes lucky accidents) get the job done — not some "easy way out" simple answer from a charlatan on the Internet! "Secret" my ass... -Larry Crane