What is a professional audio recording?

Recently, we were talking to Ryan Ladd, one of our producers. He told us that his dad had been a musician.

He remembered a time when he and his dad were listening to music. He must have been about 8 years old. It was the ACDC song, Back in Black. His dad asked, “Can you hear the guitars? Do they sound distorted?”

8-year-old Ryan focused in on the guitars and said, “No, I think they sound clean.”

His dad replied, “You’re right. Mutt Lange is the producer of this song. He keeps the guitars clean. They’re tight and heavy because everything is so intentional. That’s what makes the song hang together.”

Ryan and his dad had these conversations throughout his life.

Ryan grew up listening to the WHAT, HOW and WHY of songs.

As Ryan grew older, he took on the technical aspects of audio recording. He says, “It takes years to become a master of this craft.” He still works on it every day.

In this Do-It-Yourself time of audio recordings, it’s harder to find a producer who truly knows how to help songwriters “shape” the arrangement of their songs and create professional audio recordings.

There are a lot of rookies out there. But there are also producers, like Ryan, who live and breathe this stuff -- music producers with the artistry to listen to music with the whole arrangement in mind -- and the skill to create a professional audio recording.

Three things to keep in mind:

  • ItyDity has vetted individual producers for not just for quality, but also for character.

  • Through the ItyDity match-making process, you will find a producer who understands your style-influences. This means that they have spent years thinking about the HOW, WHAT and WHY of music arrangement for the kind of songs you love.

  • It’s your song. Make it the best it can be. Get Started.