The stigma of bedroom mixing
The stigma of bedroom mixing is a shame. It’s a form of art, a way for musicians to take control and bring their vision to life. But no, some music snobs turn their noses up at it. They scoff at the idea of a bedroom engineer achieving the same level of professionalism as those fancy-schmancy studio boffins.
Well, I’m here to tell you that mixing in the bedroom and mastering is a beautiful thing. It’s the ultimate form of independence, a way for grassroots people to create without the constraints of a traditional studio. Plus, with all the audio software advancements in the past decade. A bedroom can be just as technologically equipped as any high-priced studio. Of course, with the exception of room treatment.
And let’s not forget the creativity that can thrive in a bedroom environment. There’s no clock ticking, no pressure to rush and finish a track. It’s just you, your music, and your imagination. That kind of freedom is priceless. Although it can easily be a case of hustling backward if there are no deadlines to turn your creative work into a commodity.
Nevertheless, don’t let the haters bring you down. If you’re a bedroom mixer, embrace it and let your talent shine. Don’t let the establishment dictate how you should create your art. The music industry is constantly evolving, and it’s time for bedroom mixers to step up and claim their rightful place in it.
AI tech bros haven’t yet taken over the music game (i.e., the business of beatmaking or tweaking recorded sounds). On the other side, you gotta at least feel sorry for the digital artists. They are already on the chopping block getting all minced and stuff. That doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not gonna happen to the music game as well. Hopefully, it doesn’t happen so fast because damn bro. It’s only the corporations that will be eating for real.