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Making a Case for Lo-fi Home Recording | Mastering Engineer Greg Lloyd

For artists who want a more organic, raw sound for their commercial releases it can be difficult to find the right producer.

Sometimes, that means self-producing is the right choice – though it all depends on the experience you have with self-recording and producing.

Many incredibly famous albums by artists like Billie Eilish, Bruce Springsteen, and more were recorded at home… But they all had one thing in common: professional mixing and mastering engineers.

Greg Lloyd joins us to discuss his work as a mastering engineer and how you can make great music while self-producing. Listen now to learn more!

What you’ll learn:

  • Why you shouldn’t be afraid of “competition”
  • How being open to change can positively affect your career
  • Common mistakes not to make when self-producing your music
  • How many artists adapt the “lofi-hifi” method to successful commercial albums
  • What goes into a good lofi release
  • Why putting time and effort into your release is important – even for a lofi release
  • How to make your music interesting and appealing
  • How choosing the right producer boosts your creative success
  • Why production matters to your fans

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