A little while ago I posted a contest. Asking people to tell me the two most important factors of a popular (hit) song. And in what order. Maybe I didn’t word it perfectly but I didn’t really get the answers I was hoping for.
If you’re like me, as a producer, you’re probably being asked all the time by bands or artists to produce you for free or on Spec. What does that mean? It means the artist has no money and wants you to invest in them with your production talent and time.
Early in my career, I worked at at least a half dozen studios with a very modest microphone collection. During that time, I fell in love with the AKG 414 as a vocal mic. It was the best that most of those studios had at the time. And it was certainly better than the 57s I was using at home.