Once upon a time, the home recording enthusiast could only dream about owning a large capsule condenser microphone. They were prohibitively expensive. Some of them still are. Then, a funny thing happened
Unless you’re recording exclusively electronic music, you need at least one microphone. In decades past, studio-quality mics were prohibitively expensive for the home recordist.
It’s another age, however,
If you were to close your eyes and picture a recording studio, you might see images of giant mixing boards and wide open recording booths behind glass panes.
Meanwhile, you might look around at your apartment
A great sounding mix starts with a great sounding recording. Several variables play into achieving quality recordings, such as acoustic room treatment, preamps and interfaces, durable cables, and performance.
The more you get into the nitty-gritty of mixing, the more you realize that a lot of decisions are subjective. There’s no “right” way to do anything. Some mixing methods are better for certain situations,