Musicians who produce their own music from home tend to overwork their music and produce a higher number of lower quality songs. In short, an audio studio promotes discipline when recording music.
So what about the producer, is it worth using a professional music producer or opting for the DIY route? Absolutely, you should use a professional wherever possible. Producing music is deceptive in that you can get a fairly good result by using standard audio technology, but the step up from “good” to "professional" takes years to master.
Years ago, the typical music producer worked alongside a mix engineer, tape operator, arranger and sound engineer. Nowadays he has to do it all himself. Just the mixing of a song can take many years to master. Don't believe me? In 2009 legendary mix engineer Pete Hammond teamed up with Edge Ave and Apple Beam to develop several artists. Pete said that after 25 years of mixing at the highest level, he is still learning and improving.
The audio mixing makes a song “work”. It is the specific skills that an audio producer brings that can make your song shine. An audio recording will last forever so it's worth visiting a professional audio studio when you think you have a great song. If you are looking for an audio studio and want to work with professional producers, why not see why thousands of musicians have used our studios or contact us for a chat.