There are still project that require a proper, fully-staffed, fully-equipped recording studio. But given the advances made in home recording gear, the gap between pro and home is narrower than ever. The stuff use in my home studio is almost as good as you’ll find anywhere.
And this gap could get even narrower. From FastCoLabs:
If you thought the Internet was finished disrupting the music industry, hang tight. With music consumption and distribution having been fully upended, the other side of the equation is ripe for change: Production. Accessible music creation software has been around for years, but a new wave of cloud-powered tools aims to revolutionize things even further.
LANDR is a new service that’s likely to rattle some cages by providing recording mastering online and automatically. Traditionally, mastering is a skilled task performed by a recording engineer, but LANDR uses a sophisticated learning algorithm in order to eliminate the manual, human-powered work.