I am trying to justify my thoughts process, I guess, so I figured I’d ask question about it on here.
My band (traditional heavy metal) has gotten to the point where it is high time that we have a demo.
I can’t record anything more than 8 track so drums are definitely a no-no with my current setup.
Songs for the most part have been written and are solidified, I’ve also been grilling them in pre-production with my current 8 track recorder. The issues are still there, although I feel drums with punch-ins will probably work.
So right now I am looking at two options.
Really good engineer and good studio that charges an arm and a leg in a top notch facility with tons of high end outboard AND/OR
a chill dude that has OK setup, possibly these 2 options to be augmented by some of my engineering.
The band itself is OK.
Use expensive studio for mix and master, or mix at home, master at expensive studio, possibly even on a 2inch tape.