Many, many bands, especially young bands, rush into recording. They have a few songs that may or may not have potential, then they hook up with a producer that ends up being the recording and maybe mixing engineer, but doesn't really do any producing.
Everybody loves taking shortcuts, especially creative-minded people. This means that we are naturally looking for quick solutions to fix our problems. Yes, tracks-yet-to-be-mixed are a problem. Once you finish a mix, you solve a problem.
"...if you can make cheap stuff sound good, you'll make the posh stuff sound great." - Fraser Smith
The title is not clickbait. I actually want to talk about it. There have been discussions, debates and arguments about how 'close to the real thing' the emulations sound. Marketing is marketing, so every company claims their take on the product is the best there is.
This is my first foray into blogging. Currently, it's 2:05 AM, on a late Saturday/early Sunday. I intend to be as honest as possible with you on the blog. Am I using the blog to vent? I don't plan to...
I should make notes such as "vocals too loud in the first verse", "bass too muddy", "snare too ringy", etc. After I listen through the song and I have a list, I would ideally proceed to make all those changes. Then I'd listen again, make notes, and repeat the whole process.