The modern day recording process is by no means a simple task. Creating solid sounds that are worthy of widespread consumption requires a technical knowhow and a creative ear which can ultimately turn into an arduous and meticulous task that takes weeks, months and if not years to complete.
Having said that, the ability to open up Ableton (or any DAW for that matter) and shop out projects with no consequences pales in comparison to the complexities of old school recording methods. From the invention of the phonograph to Robert Moog’s brilliant analog adventures, exploring the inventions of pre-digital sonic pioneers and understanding their painstaking recording methods of can add some much needed perspective for budding music producers.
Take a trip back to the days of old with these 18 astonishing photos of pre-digital music recording equipment.